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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Materials Department is deeply committed to supporting a diverse graduate student cohort, and encourages and mentors students from all backgrounds to develop as scholars and professionals. The Department adheres to the University of California Diversity statement that underscores the importance of educating a diverse population. We strive individualy and collectively to follow the UC Santa Barbara Principles of Community. We believe that diversity is indispensable in the College of Engineering, where richly varied perspectives and lived experiences enhance creativity and innovation.

Departmental DEI Plan

The UC Santa Barbara campus has many resources related to the promotion of diversity and the responsibilities of faculty, staff and students.

Graduate Division Diversity Resources for Graduate Students
Dream Scholars/Undocumented Student Services
Immigration Legal Services

Reporting and Consultation
Director of Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention (EODP)
Complaints of harassment or discrimination based on bias on a protected category

Bias Incident Reporting
A bias incident is an act of bigotry, harassment, or intimidation that is motivated in whole or in part by bias based on an individual's or group's actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status or military affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE)
Professionally designed services for the prevention and intervention of sexual assult, relationship violence, stalking and harassment.

Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer (CECO) and Locally Designated Official (LDO)
Whistleblower reports and improper governmental activities reports

Director of Academic Personnel
Consultation about complaints of bullying involving faculty or other academic employees

Confidential Resources
Office of the Ombuds
Confidential consultation and informal dispute resolution

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
Confidential counseling and mental health services

Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP)
Consultation and confidential short-term counseling

Materials Department Contacts

DEI Faculty
John Harter - Functional and Quantum Materials (harter@engineering.ucsb.edu)
Angela Pitenis - Macro/Biomolecular Materials (apitenis@ucsb.edu)
Chris Van de Walle - Electronic and Photonic And Functional & Quantum Materials (vandewalle@mrl.ucsb.edu)

DEI Students
Melina Endsley - Structural Materials (melinaendsley@ucsb.edu)
Hannah Howard - Structural Materials (hhoward@ucsb.edu)
Rachel Kahler - Electronic/Photonic Materials (rachelkahler@ucsb.edu)
Ruben Saatjian - Functional & Quantum Materials (rsaatjian@ucsb.edu)
Katie Shaffer - Macro/Biomolecular Materials (kathrynshaffer@ucsb.edu)
Tanay Tak - Electronic/Photonic Materials (tak@ucsb.edu)
Madeline Vailhe - Structural Materials (madelinevailhe@ucsb.edu)

DEI Staff
AJ Johnson (majohnsonaj@ucsb.edu)


UC Faculty Code of Conduct
Materials Code of Conduct

Discrimination, Harassment and Affirmative Action in the Workplace Policy
UC President's Guidance on Abusive Conduct and Bullying in the Workplace
Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy
UCOP Human Resources Procedures on Sexual Harassment/Violence