Christopher M. Bates

Associate Professor, Materials


(805) 893-5383
1518 Engineering II
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5050

Materials Research Areas: 

Research Description: 

Prof. Bates’ research sits at the intersection of chemistry and materials science, leveraging synthetic and physical experimental techniques to design, create, and probe the properties of soft matter. Current endeavors span a variety of topics including block polymer self-assembly, new elastomeric materials, and thin film patterning.


Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin
B.S. in Chemistry, University of Wisconsin - Madison