The numerous research centers, initiatives, and institutes affiliated with UCSB Engineering are leading their fields in groundbreaking research and outreach work. Our research centers are interdisciplinary to the core, often led by College of Engineering faculty in collaboration with departments throughout UC Santa Barbara, and with institutions around the world.
American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics - AIM Photonics
UCSB is home of the west coast hub of AIM Photonics, a US federal manufacturing initiative in partnership with lead institution SUNY Polytechnic Institute. The goal of AIM Photonics is to create a national photonic integrated circuit manufacturing infrastructure.
California NanoSystems Institute - CNSI
The CNSI is an integrated research facility with locations at UCSB and UCLA and center for nanoscale research in biotechnology tools and diagnostics, materials for energy production and storage, and information technology.
Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies - ICB
Army-sponsored University Affiliated Research Center and unique research alliance led by UCSB in collaboration with MIT, CalTech, and other partners. Research in the areas of biologically inspired technological innovations in systems and synthetic biology, control and dynamical systems, photonic and electronic materials, cellular structural materials, biotechnology tools, and cognitive neuroscience.
Institute for Energy Efficiency - IEE
IEE is dedicated to developing technologies that support an efficient and sustainable energy future. Areas of research are lighting, energy production and storage, buildings and design, energy efficient computing, electronics and photonics, and sustainability.
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics - KITP
The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) is the first and foremost scientific research facility where theorists in physics and allied fields congregate, for sustained periods of time, to work together intensely on a broad range of questions arising from investigations at the leading edges of science.
BioPolymers, Automated Cellular Infrastructure, Flow, and Integrated Chemistry Materials Innovation Platform - BioPACIFIC MIP
Center for BioEngineering - CBE
Center for Bio-Image Informatics
Center for Control, Dynamical Systems and Computation - CCDC
Center for Converged TeraHertz Communications and Sensing - ComSenTer
Center for Information Technology and Society - CITS
Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Fluids - CIRF
Center for Materials for Water and Energy Systems -MWET
Center for Multifunctional Materials & Structures
Center for Multi-Modal and Big Data Science and Healthcare - BigDataHealth
Center for Mulitscale Modeling, Analysis, Simulation, and Software - MASS
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids - CPOS
Center for Responsible Machine Learning
Center for Scientific Computing
Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering
Chemical Life Cycle Collaborative
Complex Fluids Design Consortium
CyberSecurity Center - SECLAB
Institute for Multiscale Materials Studies
Interdisciplinary Center for Wide Band-Gap Semiconductors
Materials Research Laboratory - MRL
Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials - MC-CAM
Optoelectronics Technology Center
Terabit Optical Ethernet Center
UCSB Nanofabrication Facility - NanoTech
Solid State Lighting and Energy Electronics Center - SSLEEC
UCSB National Science Foundation's Quantum Foundry
Other UCSB Research Centers
AFFILIATED WITH ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTS
Chemical Engineering Department, list of centers
Computer Science Department, list of centers
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, list of centers
Materials Department, list of centers
Mechanical Engineering, list of centers