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June 06, 2017

As reported May 26, 2017 in Nature Microbiology, a team led by researchers at UCSB led by Professor Michelle O'Malley has found for the first time that early lineages of fungi can form complexes of enzymes capable of degrading plant biomass. This study identifies the proteins critical to fungal cellulosome assembly, characterizing the complex as evolutionarily chimeric — an independently evolved fungal complex co-opted catalytic activities from bacteria coexisting within the gut.

June 02, 2017

CNSI Director Craig Hawker was awarded the Charles G. Overberger International Prize by the American Chemical Society for Excellence in Polymer Research.  This biennial award recognizes and encourages accomplishments of unusual merit in the field of basic or applied polymer science. 

CNSI People's Choice Award - Collatera
May 31, 2017

The California NanoSystems Institute is proud to again sponsor UCSB's Technology Management Program 2017 New Venture Competition through two awards, CNSI People's Choice Award and Elings CNSI Award.  CNSI People's Choice Award was won by Collatera, whose aim is to avoid diabetes-related amputation at all costs with the prevention and early treatment of diabetic ulcers, by using their proprietary light activated small molecule, NL-1.  The winner of the Elings CNSI Award, Delta Leaf Labs, intends to develop THC free-cannabis strains to medically treat many mental and physical illnesses and cr

Sumita Pennathur
April 10, 2017

Sumita Pennathur, UCSB Mechanical Engineering Professor, received a five-year, $1.625 Million 'Visionary Award' for diabetes research from the American Diabetes Association facilitated by the CNSI Challenge Grant Program.

Additional details in UCSB Current article (link below).

March 21, 2017

Art of Science winners share the beauty of science through imagery describing an aspect of their research.

March 08, 2017

For a second year, CNSI will co-sponsor the Startup Village at the Central Coast Innovation Awards hosted by the Pacific Coast Business Times. The Startup Village showcases emerging and mid-growth companies from throughout the Central Coast, from San Luis Obispo to Thousand Oaks. CNSI Incubator member companies NEXT Energy and bioProtonics are among the list of 30 participating startups. The Startup Village will take place on March 16, 2017, at the Bacara Resort, and will precede the Innovation Awards ceremony in which Prof.

February 08, 2017

Professor Sumita Pennathur receives prestigious 2017 American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes Visionary Award to fund a project that aims to apply novel engineering approaches to develop a painless, minimally invasive, accurate and disposable continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) patch.

January 23, 2017

UC Santa Barbara has received $2.2 million in one-time funding, designated specifically to boost research innovation and spur economic development, from the state of California. The funds are a share of a total $22 million investment, to be divided among the UC system’s 10 campuses, that comes in the form of Assembly Bill 2664, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Expansion Initiative authored by Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, and signed last fall by Gov. Jerry Brown.

November 21, 2016

Professors Kaustav Banerjee and Divyakant Agrawal have been elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for 2016.

November 18, 2016

Held in partnership with the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) and the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP) at UCSB, Women in Photonics and Manufacturing Week also included tours of local Santa Barbara photonics companies, career talks from women working in the field of photonics and photonics outreach activities.