Faculty

UC Santa Barbara's science faculty includes four Nobel laureates (in chemistry and physics) and numerous elected members or fellows of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. More than twenty of our young faculty members have active Faculty Early Career Development Awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The campus ranks 3rd in the country—behind Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology—in the percentage of its assistant professors who receive prestigious research awards from the NSF and three private foundations. These organizations—the Arnold and Mabel Beckman, David and Lucile Packard, and Alfred P. Sloan foundations—award fellowships in science and engineering to researchers early in their faculty careers. 

 

Endowed Chairs

  • University of California Presidential Chair II
  • Alan J. Heeger, Presidential Professor, 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • Güenter and June Ahlers Chair in Experimental Physics
  • Zvonimir Dogic, Ahlers Professor in Experimental Physics
  • Bedrosian Coyne Presidential Chair in Neuroscience
  • Scott Grafton, Bedrosian Coyne Presidential Professor of Neuroscience
  • John Carbon Chair in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Jamey Marth, Carbon Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Jack and Laura Dangermond Chair in Geography
  • Werner Kuhn, Dangermond Professor of Geography
  • Dehlsen Chair in Environmental Studies
  • David Pellow, Dehlsen Endowed Chair of Environmental Studies
  • Robert and Patricia Duggan Chair in Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
  • Denise Montell, Duggan Professor of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
  • Robert and Patricia Duggan Chair in Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
  • Craig Montell, Duggan Professor of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
  • E. Khashoggi Industries, LLC Chair in Letters and Science
  • Galen D. Stucky, Khashoggi Professor of Materials Chemistry
  • Robert M. Norris Presidential Chair in Earth Science
  • David Valentine, Robert M. Norris Chair in Earth Science
  • Arent and Jean Schuyler Chair in Environmental Studies
  • Carla D'Antonio, Schuyler Professor of Environmental Studies
  • Richard Whited Chair in Interdisciplinary Science
  • David Patterson, Whited Professor of Interdisciplinary Science

 

  • Wilcox Family Chair in BioMedicine
  • Dennis Clegg, Wilcox Professor of BioMedicine
  • Wilcox Family Chair in Biotechnology
  • Joel Rothman, Wilcox Professor of Biotechnology
  • Susan and Bruce Worster Chair in Experimental Physics
  • Ben Mazin, Worster Professor of Experimental Physics
  • Susan and Bruce Worster Chair for the Dean of Science
  • Pierre Wiltzius, Susan and Bruce Worster Dean of Science
  • Pat and Joe Yzurdiaga Chair in Experimental Science
  • Joe Incandela, Yzurdiaga Professor of Experimental Science
  • Alan and Ruth Heeger Chair in Interdisciplinary Science
  • Craig Hawker, Heeger Professor of Interdisciplinary Science
  • Veeco Endowed Chair in Engineering and the Sciences
  • Ania Jayich, Veeco Professor of Engineering and the Sciences