Galen Stucky Bio

Galen Stucky currently holds the UCSB Khashoggi Chair in Materials Chemistry.  He is Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry (College of Letters and Science), Professor in the Materials Department (College of Engineering), and a member of the Interdepartmental Program in Biomolecular Science and Engineering.

Galen Stucky received his Ph.D. in 1962 from Iowa State University. After postdoctoral study at MIT, he held positions at the University of Illinois, Sandia National Laboratory and DuPont Central Research and Development before joining the UCSB faculty in 1985. He was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2013 and awarded, with Avelino Corma and Mark E. Davis, the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research.

Research Areas: Organic/inorganic interface chemistry, biofuels, meso- and nanostructured photovoltaic composite systems

Available Technologies Developed by Professor Stucky:


  • 2015 Fellow, National Academy of Inventors
  • 2014 Prince of Asturias Award
  • 2013 election to U. S. National Academy of Sciences
  • 2013 Fellow, American Chemical Society
  • 2011 Nano Today Award
  • 2008 Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care (ATACCC) Award
  • 2005 Fellowship in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2004 International Mesostructured Materials Association Award
  • 2002 ACS Award in Chemistry of Materials

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