News for 2020

December 18, 2020
The Editorial Board of the Applied Physics Express (APEX) has selected Shubhra Pasayat's article as a "Spotlights" article. Congratulations to Shubhra! 
December 10, 2020

Overbidder's Anonymous

UCSB’s bridge team shoots to the top of the Online Collegiate Bridge Championships

November 18, 2020

Winter Quarter – Academic Instruction
Like most counties throughout California, Santa Barbara County was reclassified this week into the most-restrictive purple tier in the State’

Figure 1: Schematic structure of InGaN TJ μLEDs.
November 18, 2020

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November 06, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Michel Khoury (recent SSLEEC/Materials postdoctoral researcher) for being recognized with the National Postdoc

September 04, 2020

QUANTUM FUTURE: Researchers partner with national labs in DOE-funded collaborations to expand research in quantum sciences

Archie L. Holmes Jr., Ph.D.
August 13, 2020

Chancellor James B. Milliken announced today that Archie L. Holmes Jr., Ph.D., vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Virginia, will be the next executive vice chancellor of academic affairs at The University of Texas System.

The appointment will be a homecoming for Holmes, who grew up in Texas, received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from UT Austin and was a faculty member in the Cockrell School of Engineering for a decade before joining the University of Virginia, one of the leading public universities in the country.

August 04, 2020
UV Light Wands Are Supposed to Kill Viruses. But Do They Really Work?
Combining dip coating of colloidal particles on a substrate with standard microelectronics fabrication techniques creates nanostructures with tunable structural color suited for a variety of applications.
August 03, 2020
Method fabricates nanostructures with angle-independent structural color 07 AUGUST 2020 •
July 30, 2020

Congratulations to Elaine Haberer for receiving a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study synthetic nanoswimmers! Dr. Elaine Haberer received her PhD from UCSB in Materials, 2005.

July 17, 2020

Congratulations to Caroline Reilly for receiving the 2019-20 GSA Dixon-Levy Service Award! Thank you, Caroline, for all of volunteering and outstanding services you provided (and still providing) for your fellow graduate students! 

July 15, 2020
RE: Crystals — Open Access Journal
Ph.D student Christian Zollner
July 06, 2020

University Team Explores Use of Ultraviolet LEDs for Air Purification

RAFAEL MALDONADO/NEWS-PRESS PHOTOS UCSB materials scientists work on the semiconductors that could transform how we disinfect surfaces, spaces, personal protective equipment — even the air we breathe.
July 06, 2020
UCSB researchers work to improve disinfection with LEDs Shedding light on COVID-19
June 26, 2020

COVID-19 Research

Image credit: Conceptual graphic by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay; used under free license for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
June 17, 2020

GaN-substrate LEDs with blue and yellow quantum wells deliver white light with no phosphor conversion while another UCSB project involves nanorod structures to improve light extraction in LEDs.

Creating windows in a mask on a semi-polar substrate (a) allows the growth of semi-polar material (b) growth rates depend on the semi-polar orientation.
June 05, 2020
Dr. Srinivas  Gandrothula's article appeared in a research review of the latest issue Compound Semiconductor magazine. Slashing the cost of semi-polar substrates: freeing films created by lateral layer overgrown yields small semi-polar substrates
May 29, 2020
The little lights now packing a deadly punch
A robot emits high-intensity ultraviolet light in a booking room at the Kent County Jail in Grand Rapids, Michigan. LARRY PEREZ/SKYTRON
May 14, 2020

Jails Turn to UVC Robots To Fight Coronavirus

May 13, 2020

Tara Owens

Financial Manager, Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center (SSLEEC)

Photo by Matt Perko, UCSB
May 13, 2020

Eddie Lo
Contributing Writer, The Bottom Line, UCSB

May 6, 2020

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April 17, 2020

UCSB hoping The Power of Light can help COVID-19 fight

April 15, 2020
COVID-19 THE POWER OF LIGHT Ultraviolet LEDs prove effective in eliminating coronavirus from surfaces and, potentially, air and water By Sonia Fernandez Santa Barbara, CA Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 10:00
March 30, 2020
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kristallwachstum und Kristallzüchtung e.V (translation: German Association for Crystal Growth) awards 3000 € prize to Stacia Keller (Principle Development Engineer at UCSB's ECE Department) in recognition of special scientific and technical achievements in the field of crystal growth and crystal growth.
Burhan K. SaifAddin et al, ACS Photonics, published online 27 January 2020
March 13, 2020

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February 20, 2020

Professor Shuji Nakamura is the keynote presenter at the NYC Simons Foundation meeting on Wave Localization, February 20-21, 2020. 

February 12, 2020
NERSC Announces 2019 Early Career HPC Achievement Awards
Figure 1 from Shubhra Pasayat's Materials publication of schematic structures.
January 07, 2020
Title: Compliant micron-sized patterned InGaN pseudo-substrates utilizing porous GaN
Authors: Shubhra S. Pasayat *, Chirag Gupta, Yifan Wang, Steven P. DenBaars, Shuji Nakamura, Stacia Keller, Umesh K. Mishra