Brad Chmelka

Brad Chmelka received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1990 under the supervision of Profs. Clayton Radke and Eugene Petersen. He was a NSF Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Chemistry at UC-Berkeley with Prof. Alexander Pines and an NSF-NATO Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung in Mainz, Germany with Prof. Hans Wolfgang Spiess. He has received a David and Lucile Packard Foundation Award, a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Award, and the Braskem Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He is a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and has been an invited professor at universities in France, Sweden, Israel, and Spain. He is Co-Director of the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, a research consortium with MIT and Caltech, based at UCSB. His research in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks to develop and understand at a molecular level, novel heterogeneous materials for energy applications.