Mechanical Engineering Professor Receives $1.8 Million NSF Grant

“The grant will provide opportunities for training students in how to incorporate biological circuits and elements into designer materials and then the deployment of those materials in useful device...
read more

Mathematics Professor Xin Zhou Invited To Speak at International Congress of Mathematicians

The ICM is considered to be “the most influential meeting in pure and applied mathematics, as well as one of the world’s oldest scientific congresses.”
read more

The State of COVID-19 Boosters in the United States

Although the COVID-19 vaccine remains highly effective against COVID-19, this effectiveness decreases over time.
read more

Simply Stated: It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity

I find that being near a body of water does much for the mind and soul. But, my God, what it does to the hair.
read more

SB County Begins Rollout Of Pfizer Booster Shots To Vulnerable Populations

These guidelines do not apply to those who received the Moderna or Janssen (J&J) vaccine.
read more

Professor Mostofi Uses WiFi Signals for Crowd Counting

Since 2009, UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Yasamin Mostofi and her lab have pioneered groundbreaking sensing methods using everyday radio frequency ...
read more

Every Last Sun Drop: UCSB Researchers Increase Solar Cell Efficiency With Perovskite Crystals

“It may not be long before people are putting hybrid-perovskite-based solar cells on their roofs."
read more

The Physics Circus Travels To Cyberspace, a Detour Brought on by COVID-19

In response to the pandemic, the team had to rethink their methods of outreach to disseminate learning in a safer, yet still exciting and effective way. 
read more

As Santa Barbara and California Pursue Decarbonization, Electrification Presents New Opportunities

“It’s easy to get stuck in the mindset that Santa Barbara is so small when, actually, we can create a lasting impact on a global scale,” Parenteau said.
read more

Tracing the Spread of Early Humans Across East Asia

New knowledge supplied by better technology allowed Kennett and his research group to determine the timing of ancestry change and population movements. 
read more

UCSB Professor Who Invented Blue LEDs Wins Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

Since 1995, Nakamura has received numerous accolades for his achievements in the field, namely his efforts to create cheap and efficient sources of light.
read more

Independence the “Right Way?”

“As social creatures and as cultural creatures, ultimately one feels good when one’s way of being fits in and is valued in one’s environment and context,” Lawrie said.
read more

New Mobile COVID-19 Testing Unit Set Up in Santa Barbara

Because the location of the testing site isn’t stationary, greater coverage is provided by the unit, as it can be moved based on the current distribution of COVID-19 cases at the time.
read more

UCSB Expands COVID-19 Testing With CLIA-Certified On-Campus Diagnostic Laboratory

The lab allows for coordination of patient sample acquisition of tests, testing logistics, case management and contact tracing efforts. 
read more

Dating To a Science: UCSB Researchers Study Patterns in Assortative Mating

While doing matrix models of mate choice, Conroy-Beam saw a correlation between specific traits, despite the traits being assorted randomly throughout individuals in the simulation. 
read more