Research Centers

The center’s mission is to strengthen UCSB’s capacity to play a leading role in the education and professional development of current and future scientists and engineers.

UCSB Center for Scientific Computing at CNSI was formed to promote the effective use of High Performance Computing in the research environment.

The BioPolymers, Automated Cellular Infrastructure, Flow, and Integrated Chemistry Materials Innovation Platform (BioPACIFIC MIP) is a platform dedicated to scalable production of bio-derived building blocks and polymers from yeast, fungi and bacteria. Automated high-throughput synthesis and characterization of bio-derived polymers aims to accelerate discovery and speed development of new high-performance materials.

The California Institute for Quantum Entanglement (CAIQuE) is a UC-wide multidisciplinary research center focused on new experimental and theoretical approaches to complex quantum phenomena.


Facilitating the acceleration of progress in quantum science and engineering research, education and programs.

The Quantum Foundry at UC Santa Barbara, supported by the National Science Foundation through its Enabling Quantum Leap: Q-AMASE-i program, is a next-generation foundry that develops materials and interfaces for hosting the coherent quantum states needed to power the coming age of quantum-based electronics.