Arnab Mukherjee

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering & (by courtesy) Chemistry & Biochemistry

Faculty Member, Neuroscience Research Institute, Center for BioEngineering

Boswell Postdoctoral Fellow (2014-17), Caltech

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.S./M.S., Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Contact:, x = arnabm

Awards: Scialog Fellow, NIH R35 MIRA, DoD Discovery Award, NARSAD Young Investigator

Ph.D. students

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Nolan Anderson

Ph.D. student, Chemical Engineering

B.S., Chemical Engineering & Mathematics, University of Kentucky

UCSB Chancellor's Fellow

Contact:, x=nolananderson

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Austin Miller

Ph.D. student, Biomolecular Sciences & Engineering

M.S., Biotech., Northwestern U., B.S., Biochemistry & Biophysics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Connie Frank Fellow (2022)

Contact:, x=austinmiller190

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Binzhi Xu

Ph.D. student, Biomolecular Sciences & Engineering

B.S., Biological Sciences, UC Irvine

UCSB Regent's Fellow (2020-21)

Contact:, x=binzhi

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Michelle Baldini

Ph.D. student, Chemical Engineering

B.S., Bioengineering, UC San Diego

NSF GRFP, UCSB Regent's Fellow (2021-22), Connie Frank Fellow (2022)

Contact:, x=mbaldini

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Emily Lau

Ph.D. student, Ecology, Evolution, & Marine Biology (co-advised with Todd Oakley)

B.S., Biochemistry & Anthropology, Hunter College

P.E.O. Scholar (2022), NSF GRFP (2018-21) 

Contact:, x=emily.lau

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Rochishnu Chowdhury

Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering (co-advised with Frederic Gibou)

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University (India)

Contact:, x=rochishnu00

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Asish Ninan Chacko

Ph.D. student, Chemistry

B.S./M.S., Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (Kolkata)

Contact:, x=asishninanchacko

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Yimeng Huang

Ph.D. student, Chemistry

B.S., Chemistry & Biology, Brandeis University

Contact:, x=yimenghuang

Research Staff


Xiwen Fang

Research Technician

B.S., Biochemistry, Pennsylvania State University

Contact:, x=xiwenfang

Undergraduate Researchers

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Eugene Li

B.S., 2022

Chemical Engg.

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Vannie Liu

B.S., 2023 


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Sarah Linderman

B.S., 2023 


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Honghao Li

B.S., 2023


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Jason Xie

B.S., 2023, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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Uziel Fuentes

B.S., 2023 

Biological Science

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Katie Pham

B.S., 2023 

Biological Science

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Keith Lau

B.S., 2022

Chemical Engg.

Graduate and Postdoctoral Alumni


Dr. Harun Ozbakir

Current: Scientist, Amgen

Postdoctoral scholar (2018-21), Errett Fisher Fellow, UCSB

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Dr. Jason Yun

Current: Scientist I, Synthorx Inc. (Sanofi)

Ph.D. (2021) Chemistry, UCSB


Dr. Raymond Borg

Ph.D. (2021), Chemistry, UCSB (co-advised with Irene Chen)


Kang-Ching Fan

Current: Upstream Process Development Scientist, Mycenax Biotech Inc.

M.S. (2020), Chemical Engineering, UCSB


Emily Sun

M.S. (2020), Chemical Engineering, UCSB

Undergraduate alumni

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Rachel Taylor

Ph.D. @ Penn State

B.S., 2020

Chemical Engg.

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Charles Yue

Ph.D. @ Lipscomb U.

B.A., 2020


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Anna Maciukiewicz

Res. Tech. @ Dana Farber Cancer Inst.

B.S., 2022


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Isabella Hurvitz

SURF Scholar, 2020 

B.S. 2023

Bioengg. (Caltech)

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Kiara Fishman

B.S., 2020 

Biological Science

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Michelle Leong

B.S., 2021


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Audrey Chow

B.S., 2022



Zoe Imansjah

B.S., 2022

Chemical Engg.

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Alan Lim

B.S., 2022

Chemical Engg.

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Anna Fenerty

B.S., 2023

Biological Science