News for 2021
SmartKem, Inc. Joins Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center at University of California, Santa Barbara
SmartKem joins SSLEEC
Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center gains a new collaborator
By Sonia Fernandez
Professor Umesh Mishra, the Donald W. Whittier Distinguished Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, received one of the IEEE’s most prestigious honors, the 2022 Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal
Henley Hall achieves LEED Platinum, wins 2021 American Architecture Award, other honors
Highly Cited Excellence
Clarivate Analytics names 9 scientists and social scientists to its 2021 list of highly cited researchers
By Andrea Estrada
Congratulations to our 2020-21 SSLEEC Outstanding Researcher Awards recipients!
Ryan Anderson for LUMOS Green Laser
The Frontiers of Energy
Shuji Nakamura receives the 3rd Annual Richard J. Goldstein Energy Lecture Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
15 October 2021
9 September 2021
26 August 2021
Lighting the Future
Jessica Gang, Intern
23 August 2021
Congratulations to Materials alumnus Siddha Pimputkar, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, who is the recipient of the 2021 American Association for Crystal Growth (AACG)
Panpan Li's paper, "Demonstration of high efficiency cascaded blue and green micro-light-emitting diodes with independent junction control," was published on Applied Physics Letters. It was selected as a feature on Scilight. Congratulations!
Materials graduate student Caroline Reilly has been selected as a 2021 recipient of the University Award of Distinction, given to students who have contributed greatly to the quality of life by giving unselfish service to others within a particular area.
Pacific Coast Business Times' Business Times Hall of Fame: UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang
Our 2021 Business Hall of Fame celebrates the remarkable achievements of UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Henry Yang, the University's longest serving chancellor in its history. This event will also celebrate our three 2020 Hall of Fame honorees - Lee Cole, Pam Lopker and Dick Rush - as we were unable to properly recognize them last year when the pandemic forced us to shelve our 20th anniversary celebration.
Prof. Steven P. DenBaars The Quantum Devices Award, May 10, 2021
For the development and commercialization of non-polar and semi-polar quantum well laser diodes in laser lighting, automotive and general illumination
Prof. John E. Bowers receives the IPRM Award 2021, May 10, 2021
For contribution to the development of III-V/Si photonics and heterogeneous integration techniques with the pioneering demonstration of hybrid indium phosphide/Si laser.
Less Innocent Than It Looks
Innovation Honored: Steven DenBaars and Shuji Nakamura to be honored at the 2021 Central Coast Innovation Awards
A Richness of Consequences
Caroline Reilly was selected to present at the The North American Materials Colloquium Series (NAMCS) during the Spring 2021 series! This is an exceptional honor! Congratulations, Caroline!
Viewing sessions are synchronous for those two days (with Q&A), scheduled on Feb. 11 at 12pm PST & Feb. 12 at 1PM PST (2021). Please contact Yukina (yukina [at] ucsb.edu) if you wish to receive the links for Feb. 11 & 12 (different links for each day).