Welcome to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at UC Santa Barbara!
Our department represents all branches of chemistry, from materials chemistry to chemical biology. We have 36 faculty, including two Nobel Laureates, a graduate program in Chemistry and Biochemistry, postdoctoral researchers, and staff who are all dedicated to exploring the frontiers of chemical science. Our department is one of the top programs nationally and internationally. UCSB is ranked 8th in the world in citation impact in Chemistry (1997-2007) and 13th in the world in Chemistry (2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities). Across all sciences, UCSB was ranked 2nd in the world in 2013 by the Centre for Science and Technologies Studies at Leiden University.
We feature a strong collaborative research environment, an ethos maintained by our participation in several interdisciplinary research units on campus.