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News & Announcements

July 2020

In March 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, all laboratories at UC Santa Barbara were closed, allowing access only to essential workers to maintain critical laboratory functions. The MRL is now in the process of a staged reopening, allowing select researchers to resume some on-campus...

June 2020

Please join the MRL in congratulating all of these students named below for their enthusiastic and selfless service to the community. The award is $500 each:
 
Excellence in Education Outreach Award: Jeff Self 
 
Excellence in Education Outreach...
The MRL is delighted to learn that Professor Andrea Young (Physics and MRSEC Seed Awardee) has been chosen to receive a an Experimental Investigator award from the Moore Foundation:
 

Professor Glenn Fredrickson ( IRG-2 & IRG-3 ) is collaborating with the company SiO2 to create coatings for vaccine vials during the COVID-19 situation.  Professor...

May 2020

Read the article on Shared Facilities and how they benefit researchers, the university, and the community, by Amanda Strom and Ram Seshadri from the UC Santa Barbara MRSEC, and Greg Haugstad and ...

April 2020

Please join the MRL in congratulating 1. Allison Chau, 2. Emily Foley, 3. Justin Mayer, 4. Colleen Reynolds, and 5. Rebecca Vincent (all Materials graduate students); 6. Jordan Finzel, 7. Gordon Pace, and 8. Evan...

March 2020

The MRL is delighted that graduate student Nicole Michenfelder-Schauser has been selected by the scientific review panel of the Council for the Lindau Meetings to participate in the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting taking place from 28 June to 3 July 2020, in Lindau, Germany...

February 2020

The MRL is delighted to announce that Professor Joan-Emma Shea  (IRG-3) has recently been elevated to the position of Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physical Chemistry A, B, & C.
 
As...

Congratulations to Professor Matt Helgeson for being awarded the 2020 Neutron Scattering Society of America Science Prize.  Details on the award are at https://neutronscattering.org/prizes/nssa-science-prize/ .  ...

January 2020

Conferred by Queen Elizabeth II as a Knights Bachelor, Tony Cheetham, the MRL's first director, will be knighted and receive the title of "Sir."  Tony remains actively involved in research at UC Santa Barbara, rejoining the MRL as a research professor in January 2018 after...

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