Brian Barraza, Graduate Student


Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California Santa Barbara


I am graduate student (since Fall 2015) in the Seshadri group. I am curently working on the synthesis and charecterization of novel molecule-based magnetic materials through the combination of paramagnetic transition-metal centers with diamagnetic bridging ligands.


B.S. Chemistry, University of Texas at El Paso, 2015

Research Group of Skye Fortier


  1. Castillo, M.; Barreda, O.; Maity, A.K.; Barraza, B.; Lu, J.; Metta-Magana, A.; Fortier, S.Advances in Guanidine Ligand Design: Synthesis of an Imidazolin-2-Iminato Functionalized Guanidinate and its Properties on Iron. J. Coord. Chem.submitted. Invited Manuscript: Emerging Leaders in coordination Chemistry Special Issue.

About me

I grew up in the city of El Paso, TX where I discovered my love for gummy bears and synthetic chemistry. I believe that hard work is the cornerstone of personal growth.


Ram Seshadri: website


Brian Barraza, Graduate Student
Materials Research Laboratory
University of California, Santa Barbara CA 93106-5121