Scott Price

Continuing Lecturer
Undergraduate Faculty Advisor (Sophomores/Juniors)

Office Hours

Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm
Thursday 11:00-12:00pm

Office Location

CHEM 1005A


Chemical Education

Physical Chemistry


Scott Price earned his B.A. in Chemistry from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from UCSB. He then worked in the Analytical Sciences division at The Dow Chemical Company before returning to UCSB as a lecturer. Scott has done research in the areas of nanofabrication, surface science, catalysis, and energy storage. He currently teaches lecture courses in the general chemistry series and serves as a faculty coordinator for the 5th Grade Chemistry Outreach Program. Scott received the Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award in 2018.


X. Tong, S. P. Price, J. C. Robins, C. Ridge, X. Y. Kim, P. Kemper, H. Metiu, M. T. Bowers, S. K. Buratto, “VO Cluster-Stabilized H2O Adsorption on a TiO2 (110) Surface at Room Temperature” J. Phys. Chem. C. 2022, 126, 17975.

S. P. Price, X. Tong, C. Ridge, H. L. Neilson, J. W. Buffon, J. Robins, H. Metiu, M. T. Bowers, S. K. Buratto, “Catalytic Oxidation of Methanol to Formaldehyde by Mass-Selected Vanadium Oxide Clusters Supported on a TiO2(110) Surface” J. Phys. Chem. A. 2014, 118, 8309.

S. P. Price, X. Tong, C. Ridge, V. Shapovalov, Z. Hu, P. Kemper, H. Metiu, M. T. Bowers, S. K. Buratto, “STM Characterization of Size-Selected V1, V2, VO, and VO2 Clusters on a TiO2(110)-(1×1) Surface at Room Temperature” Surf. Sci. 2011, 605, 972.

S. P. Price, J. Henzie, T. W. Odom, “Addressable, Large-Area Nanoscale Organic Light-Emitting Diodes” Small. 2007, 3, 372.



·       Chemistry 1A: General Chemistry

·       Chemistry 1B: General Chemistry

·       Chemistry 1C: General Chemistry