Points of Pride

Nobel Laureates

Alan Heeger (2000), Herbert Kroemer (2000), and Shuji Nakamura (2015)

#1 Materials Graduate Program

Materials Graduate Programs, among US public institutions, US News 2017, 201620152014 
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Materials Department, most recent National Research Council Assessment 2010

Top 5 in the World for Research Impact

UC Santa Barbara, Physical Sciences and Engineering, CWTS Leiden Rankings  2016 (#4), 2015 (#4), and 2014 (#2)

The UC Santa Barbara Materials Department has consistently been ranked the best materials graduate program in the U.S. for several years standing. Notable faculty distinctions and a successful, interdisciplinary research environment help make UCSB Materials the top program in the nation, and an innovation engine for materials science and engineering.

Notable faculty distinctions and a successful, interdisciplinary research environment help make UCSB Materials the top program in the nation, and an innovation engine for materials science and engineering. Our prestigious faculty have received the following honors and recognition.

Millennium Prize Winner
Shuji Nakamura

Members of the National Academy of Sciences
David Auston, Arthur Gossard, John Hutchinson, and Galen Stucky

Members of the National Academy of Engineering
David Auston, John Bowers, Larry Coldren, Steve DenBaars, Glenn Fredrickson, Arthur Gossard, Peter Gumbsch, John Hutchinson, David Marshall, Robert McMeeking, Shuji Nakamura, Tresa Pollock, and Chris Van de Walle

Members of the National Academy of Inventors
John Bowers, Larry Coldren, Steve DenBaars, Craig Hawker, James Speck, and Galen Stucky

Members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
David Auston, Glenn Fredrickson, John Hutchinson, Galen Stucky, and Fred Wudl

Fellow of the Royal Society of London
Craig Hawker

Alexander von Humboldt Senior Awardees
Carlos Levi, Robert McMeeking, and Chris Van de Walle

Members of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Tresa Pollock, Peter Gumbsch

Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers, 2015
Guillermo Bazan, Craig Hawker, and Arthur Gossard