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Takatori lab

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Department of Chemical Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara

Engineering II, Room 3357
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5080

Join Us!
We are building a team of talented, motivated, collaborative, and self-propelled scientists and engineers who pursue fundamental advances at the interface of soft condensed matter, materials science, interfacial fluid dynamics.

Our goal is to become leaders in these fields. An equally important goal is to train students to become independent researchers and become the best chemical engineers of their generation.  To achieve these goals, we aim to develop rigorous analytical theories, execute well-designed experiments, and disseminate our findings with the broader scientific community through clear, impactful, and well-delivered oral presentations and publications.
 
Talented and motivated individuals at all academic stages are encouraged to contact us!  We seek candidates from all relevant fields, but especially in chemical engineering, materials science, physics, and mechanical engineering.  We seek both experimentalists and theorists (and those who do both!):
Experimentalists in colloidal suspensions, interfacial soft matter, in-vitro reconstitution, advanced microscopy techniques and instrumentation development, membrane biophysics.
Theorists with strong analytical and computational background in soft materials, membrane physics, active soft matter, colloidal hydrodynamics (low-Reynolds number fluid mechanics), and statistical mechanics of nonequilibrium liquids.
Lab members eligible for external fellowships are expected to apply for them. This will grant you more intellectual freedom. An early record of your ability to generate funding will empower you and advance your path in industry, government, and/or academia.
Postdoctoral scholars
Interested researchers should email your CV, contact information of three individuals who could provide a letter of reference, and a brief summary of the research you wish to undertake in our group.  Please also describe your future career plans. 
Postdoctoral scholars are strongly encouraged to apply to external fellowships, like the James S McDonnell Postdoctoral Fellowship, the NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships, President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, and many others.  We are happy to work with you to submit an application together.
 
Mentoring students and applying for your own funding will be a necessary and valuable part of your training in the lab. 
PhD students
We welcome students from all relevant departments!  Prospective graduate students should apply through Graduate Admissions and get in touch with us!  Prospective and current PhD students are strongly encouraged to apply to external fellowships, like the NSF Fellowship, DOE Computational Fellowship, NDSEG, and many others.
Mentoring students and applying for your own funding will be a necessary and valuable part of your training in the lab.