News for 2022

December 08, 2022

The leading scientific organization for optics and photonics recognizes ECE professors Steven DenBaars and his ECE peer Jonathan Klamkin for their work and service

October 21, 2022

Featured as one of APLs most cited articles of 2020-2021.

October 20, 2022
From Star Wars to Supermarkets: How Semiconductors Power the Universe
Dr. Kate Kelchner is 2nd from the left
October 18, 2022

October 13, 2022

Shrinking the size of deep UV microLEDs to tens of microns increases their external quantum efficiency
October 17, 2022

Congratulations to the UCSB UV LED research group for being featured in Compound Semiconductor Magazine! 

A team from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), is claiming to have produced the most comprehensive study on the performance of deep-UV devices with differing dimensions and emission wavelengths.

September 14, 2022

September 14, 2022

September 12, 2022
Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents 
July 20, 2022
The Department is happy to announce the recipients of the Bright Horizon Global Foundation Materials Department Service Awards. These annual awards recognize students and post-doctoral researchers within the Materials Department for contributions that help to improve our sense of community and to assist in the educational mission beyond expectations. We are especially proud of the impact of the recipients for sustained activities over time and through an unprecendented year that has affected all of us.
Corporate visit in Japan
July 13, 2022

Nobel Laureate in Physics Shuji Nakamura visits SanOh's Furukawa Plant. 

On May 26, 2022, SanOh welcomed Professors Shuji Nakamura and Steven P. DenBaars of UC Santa Barbara to its Furukawa Plant for research and development discussions. SanOh is dispatching researchers in collaboration with UC Santa Barbara. 

Mark Turiansky
June 13, 2022

This year’s recipients are Emily Williams and Mark Turiansky, selected by the awards committee for dissertations with “significant impact on the field in terms of methodological and substantive contributions.”

Kai Shek "Clayton" Qwah
June 13, 2022
Congratulations to our recent PhD graduates! Graduate Division weblink attached.
Photo by Jeff Liang, UCSB
May 04, 2022

On May 3, 2022, UC Santa Barbara held the Chancellor's Staff Celebration Luncheon. Recognized were 10 Staff Citation Award recipients, of which Tara Owens was one of them. 

The UCSB Staff Assembly is pleased to announce its 2021-2022 Staff Citation of Excellence Awards Program. The purpose of the program is to acknowledge and celebrate outstanding achievements and meritorious service of career staff. Ten awards will be made; each recipient will receive $500 and a plaque. Presentation of awards will be made during the Staff Celebration Week Luncheon at noon.

April 27, 2022

Join the live conversation between IEEE Awards Board Chair, Dr. Karen Panetta, and the 2022 IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal Recipient Umesh K. Mishra on 20 April 2022 at 2:15 PM EDT. This event includes a Q&A session with the audience!

April 22, 2022

Scientific Lecture by Dr. Shuji Nakamura, the UofL 2019 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy Laureate. A world-leading pioneer in sustainable energy technology, Nakamura is recognized for his solid-state light-emitting diodes (LED) technology. His LEDs have 10 times the efficiency of incandescent lighting, twice the efficiency of fluorescents and last 30 to 40 years.

April 05, 2022


COE Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Monday, April 4, 2022

SSLEEC recognizes and congratulates the NSF graduate research fellowship recipients, Emily Trageser and Norleakvisoth Lim! 

2022 Pi Day post, College of Engineering
March 18, 2022

Archive post on Pi Day (3/17/2017):

GSR Jake Ewing demonstrates LEDs
February 15, 2022
José Hernández, MS EE '86 – New UC Regent
George Foulsham, UCSB
February 04, 2022
Image credit: LED stock image developed by Chris Hipp for Endeavor Business Media
February 04, 2022
LED market consultant BOB STEELE tracks the evolution of LED technology, applications, and markets over 22 years with Strategies in Light.
January 28, 2022

Panpan Li’s article, “Demonstration of ultra-small 5 x 5 µm2 607nm InGaN amber micro-light-emitting diodes with an external quantum efficiency over 2%,” has been featured on the cover of Applied Physics Letters.