Office of Development

ENDOWED CHAIRS

Joe Incandela
Joseph Incandela is the first holder of the
Pat and Joe Yzurdiaga Chair in Experimental Science.
At UC Santa Barbara, private philanthropic support is central to maintaining the quality of teaching, research, and public service. One of the most important types of gifts to higher education is an endowed chair, for an endowed chair ensures faculty excellence.

Created by a philanthropic gift, these highly prized academic positions are supported by earnings from invested funds. While the state budget pays for the faculty member's salary, the proceeds from the endowment provide enrichments—such as research money and support for instruction—that are important to the recruitment and retention of the world's greatest scholars.

CAMPUS-WIDE

Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship
University of California Presidential Chair
Edward A. Dickson, Donor
Sanjit Mishra, Dickson Emeriti Professor
MacArthur Foundation Ⅰ
MacArthur Foundation, Donor
Nelson Lichtenstein, MacArthur Professor
MacArthur Foundation Ⅱ
MacArthur Foundation, Donor
Richard Appelbaum, MacArthur Professor
Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Academic Initiative Professorships, Cluster Ⅰ
Campuswide (Systems Biology Initiative, College of Engineering 2003-2018)
Prof. Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp H '09/MA '70, Donors
Cheryl Briggs, Mellichamp Professor of Systems Biology
Jamey Marth, Mellichamp Professor of Systems Biology
Otger Campas, Mellichamp Professor of Systems Biology
Samir Mitragotri, Mellichamp Professor of Systems Biology
Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Academic Initiative Professorships, Cluster Ⅱ
Campuswide (Globalization Initiative, College of Letters & Science 2008-2023)
Prof. Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp H '09/MA '70, Donors
Janet Afary, Mellichamp Professor of Global Religion and Modernisms
Michael Curtin, Mellichamp Professor of Global and Media Representations
Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Mellichamp Professor of Transnational Civil Society Networks
Alison Brysk, Mellichamp Professor of Global and International Studies Program
Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Academic Initiative Professorships, Cluster Ⅲ
Campuswide (Sustainability Initiative)
Prof. Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp H '09/MA '70, Donors
Susannah Scott, Mellichamp Professor
University of California Presidential Chair Ⅰ
University of California Presidential Chair Ⅱ
Alan J. Heeger, Presidential Professor
University of California Presidential Chair Ⅲ
Michael Witherell, Presidential Professor

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Eugene Aas Chair in Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
Mark and Susan Bertelsen '66/'67, Donors
ALCOA Chair in Materials
Department of Materials
The Aluminum Company of America, Donor
Tresa Pollock, ALCOA Professor of High Tech Materials
Richard A. Auhll Professorship and Dean's Chair in Engineering
College of Engineering
Richard A. Auhll, Donor
Rod Alferness, Dean and Auhll Professor for the College of Engineering
Cree Chair in Solid State Lighting and Display
Department of Materials
Cree Inc., F. Neal Hunter, Prof. Umesh K. Mishra, and Prof. Steven P. DenBaars, Donors
Shuji Nakamura, Cree Professor of Solid State Lighting and Display
Glen and Susanne Culler Chair in Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
Zhu Family Foundation, Anonymous, Donors
Doluca Family Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Tunç and F. Lale Doluca '81, Donors
Mark Rodwell, Doluca Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Tony Evans Chair in Structural Materials
Department of Materials
Dr. Robert and Victoria Mehrabian, Donors
Various Donors
Robert McMeeking, Evans Professor of Structural Materials
Fred Kavli Chair in Nanotechnology
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Fred Kavli* H '05, Donor
John Bowers, Kavli Professor of Nanotechnology
Fred Kavli Chair in Optoelectronics and Sensors
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Fred Kavli* H '05, Donor
Larry Coldren, Kavli Professor of Optoelectronics
Edward Noble Kramer Chair in Materials
Department of Materials
Prof. Edward J. and Gail W. Kramer, Donors
Rachel Segalman, Kramer Professor of Materials
The Herbert Kroemer Endowed Chair in Materials Science
Department of Materials
Dr. Robert and Victoria Mehrabian, Donors
Anonymous Donors
Chris Van de Walle, Kroemer Professor of Materials Science
Leadership Chair in Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
Anonymous, Donor
Richard Kemmerer, Leadership Professor of Computer Science
Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Chair in Process Control
Department of Chemical Engineering
Prof. Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp H '09/MA '70, Donors
Frank J. Doyle III, Mellichamp Professor of Process Control
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation Chair in Functional Materials
Department of Materials
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Donor
Glenn Fredrickson, Mitsubishi Professor of Functional Materials
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation Chair in Solid State Lighting and Display
Department of Materials
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Donor
Steven P. DenBaars, Mitsubishi Professor of Solid State Lighting and Display
Venkatesh Narayanamurti Chair in Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
Karl and Pamela Lopker '73/'77, Donors
Xifeng Yan, Narayanamurti Professor of Computer Science
Warren and Katharine Schlinger Distinguished Professorship in Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
Dr. Warren and Katharine Schlinger, Donors
L. Gary Leal, Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering
Seoul Optodevice Chair in Solid State Lighting
Department of Materials
Seoul Optodevice Corporation, Donor
James Speck, Seoul Optodevice Professor of Solid State Lighting
Donald W. Whittier Chair in Electrical Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Mericos Foundation, Donor
Umesh Mishra, Whittier Professor of Electrical Engineering
Fred and Linda R. Wudl Chair in Materials Science
Department of Materials
Prof. Fred and Linda R. Wudl, Donors

COLLEGE OF LETTERS AND SCIENCE

Güenter and June Ahlers Chair in Experimental Physics
Department of Physics
Prof. Güenter and June Ahlers, Donors
Andrew Cleland, Ahlers Professor in Experimental Physics
King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud Chair in Islamic Studies
Department of History
The Saudi Royal Family, Donors
Adam Sabra, King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud Professor of Islamic Studies
Alec P. Alexander Chair in Economics
Department of Economics
Dr. Walter and Thelma Mead H '12, Donors
James and Sarah Argyropoulos Chair in Hellenic Studies
Department of Classics
James Argyropoulos, Sarah Argyropoulos, Donors
Helen Morales, Argyropoulos Professor of Hellenic Studies
José Miguel de Barandiarán Chair in Basque Studies
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Ministry of Culture of the Autonomous Basque Government in Spain, the Federation of Basque-Navarrese Savings and Loan, Donors
Viola Miglio, Barandiarán Professor of Basque Studies
Leonard Broom Chair in Demography
Department of Demography
Prof. Leonard* and Gretchan Broom, Donors
Shelley Lundberg, Broom Professor of Demography
John Carbon Chair in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Amgen Foundation, William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, Franklin and Catherine Johnson Foundation, and the Rathmann Family Foundation, Donors
Jamey Marth, Carbon Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Virgil Cordano, OFM, Chair in Catholic Studies
Department of Religious Studies
Charles Schwab, Charles* and Harriet Burke, Richard and Marguerite Berti, and the Franciscan Friars, Donors
Ann Taves, Cordano Professor of Catholic Studies
Dorothy and Sherrill C. Corwin Chair in Music Composition
Department of Music
Bruce and Toni Corwin H '97
Clarence Barlow, Corwin Professor of Music Composition
The XIVth Dalai Lama Chair in Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Studies
Department of Religious Studies
Various Donors
José Ignacio Cabezón, XIVth Dalai Lama Professor of Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Studies
Jack and Laura Dangermond Chair in Geography
Department of Geography
Jack and Laura Dangermond, Donors
Werner Kuhn, Dangermond Professor of Geography
Dehlsen Chair in Environmental Studies
Department of Environmental Studies
James G. P. and Deanna C. Dehlsen, Donors
Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts Chair
Division of Humanities and Fine Arts
Michael K. Douglas '68, Donor
David Marshall, Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts
Robert and Patricia Duggan Chair in Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Robert and Trish Duggan, Donors
Denise Montell, Duggan Professor of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Robert and Patricia Duggan Chair in Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Robert and Trish Duggan, Donors
Craig Montell, Duggan Professor of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Ruth Garland Chair for the Director of the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering
Department of Materials
William K. Bowes, Jr. and Ute Bowes H '13, Donors
Jamie Thomson & Thomas Soh, Ruth Garland Professors and Co-Directors of the Center for Stem Biology and Engineering
Marsha and Jay Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies
Department of Religious Studies
Jay and Marsha Glazer, Donors
Elliot Wolfson, Glazer Professor of Jewish Studies
Jeff Henley Chair in Economics
Department of Economics
Jeff and Judy Henley '66/H '09, Donors
Finn E. Kydland, Henley Professor of Economics
Lai Ho and Wu Cho-liu Chair in Taiwan Studies
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies
The Taiwanese American Foundation of San Diego, Donor
Various Donors
Kuo-ch'ing Tu, Lai Ho and Wu Cho-liu Professor of Taiwan Studies
Blair Hull Chair in Women's Studies
Department of Feminist Studies
M. Blair Hull '65, Donor
Eileen Boris, Hull Professor of Women's Studies
Kundan Kaur Kapany Chair in Sikh Studies
Department of Global and International Studies
Dr. Narinder and Satinder Kapany, Donors
Gurinder S. Mann, Kapany Professor of Sikh Studies
E. Khashoggi Industries, LLC Chair in Letters and Science
Department of Chemistry
Essam and Layla Khashoggi, Donors
Galen D. Stucky, Khashoggi Professor of Materials Chemistry
Louis G. Lancaster Chair in International Relations
Department of Political Science
Winifred Lancaster* H '89, Donor
J. Benjamin Cohen, Lancaster Professor of International Relations
Luis Leal Chair in Chicana and Chicano Studies
Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
Various Donors
Aida Hurtado, Leal Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies
SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences Chair
Division of Social Sciences
SAGE Publications, Donor
Melvin L. Oliver, Dean and SAGE Professor for Social Sciences
Walter J. Mead Chair in Economics
Department of Economics
Dr. Walter and Thelma Mead H '12
Maxwell C. and Mary Pellish Chair in Economics
Department of Economics
Colonel Maxwell C.* and Ann* Pellish, Donors
Cheng-Zhong Qin, Pellish Professor of Economics
Aaron and Cherie Raznick Chair in Economics
Department of Economics
Aaron* and Cherie Raznick H '88, Donors
Theodore C. Bergstrom, Raznick Professor of Economics
J. F. Rowny Chair in Comparative Religions
Department of Religious Studies
The Rowny Foundation, Donor
David White, Rowny Professor of Comparative Religions
J. F. Rowny Chair in Religion and Society
Department of Religious Studies
The Rowny Foundation, Donor
Wade Clark Roof, Rowny Professor of Religion and Society
Arthur N. Rupe Chair in the Social Effects of Mass Communication
Department of Communication
Arthur N. Rupe H '08, Donor
Ronald E. Rice, Rupe Professor of the Social Effects of Mass Communication
Arent and Jean Schuyler Chair in Environmental Studies
Department of Environmental Studies
Prof. Arent H. Schuyler, Jr.* and Jean K. Schuyler '61/H '13, Donors
Carla D'Antonio, Schuyler Professor of Environmental Studies
International Shinto Foundation Chair in Shinto Studies
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies
International Shinto Foundation, Donor
Fabio Rambelli, Shinto Foundation Professor
Charles A. Storke II Chair in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
Charles A. Storke II*, Donor
Charles A. Storke II Chair in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Charles A. Storke II*, Donor
Charles E. Samuel, Storke Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Koichi Takashima Chair in Japanese Cultural Studies
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies
Kyoei Steel Corporation, Donor
John Nathan, Takashima Professor of Japanese Cultural Studies
Anton Vonk Chair in International Security
Department of Political Science
Anton Vonk*, M.A. '05 and Dr. Diane L. Boss, Donors
Richard Whited Chair in Interdisciplinary Science
Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Dr. Richard C. Whited, Donor
David Weld, Whited Professor of Interdisciplinary Science
Wilcox Family Chair in Biotechnology
Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Drs. Gary and Sue Wilcox '69, '72/'70, '74, Donors
Joel Rothman, Wilcox Professor of Biotechnology
Susan and Bruce Worster Chair in Experimental Physics
Department of Physics
Bruce Worster, PhD '71 and Susan Worster '70, Donors
John Martinis, Worster Professor of Experimental Physics
Susan and Bruce Worster Chair for the Dean of Science
Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Bruce Worster, PhD '71 and Susan Worster '70, Donors
Pierre Wiltzius, Dean and Worster Professor of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Pat and Joe Yzurdiaga Chair in Experimental Science
Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Joe and Pat Yzurdiaga, Donors
Joe Incandela, Yzurdiaga Professor of Experimental Science

BREN SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT

Donald Bren Chair for the Dean of Environmental Science and Management
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
The Donald Bren Foundation, Donor
Steven D. Gaines, Dean and Professor for the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
Donald Bren Chair in Corporate Environmental Management
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
The Donald Bren Foundation, Donor
Gary Libecap, Bren Professor of Corporate Environmental Management
Donald Bren Chair in Environmental Law and Policy
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
The Donald Bren Foundation, Donor
Donald Bren Chair in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Management
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
The Donald Bren Foundation, Donor
Christopher Costello, Bren Professor of Interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Management

INTERDISCIPLINARY

Alan and Ruth Heeger Chair in Interdisciplinary Science
Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Prof. Alan J. and Ruth Heeger, Donors
Craig Hawker, Heeger Professor of Interdisciplinary Science
Alan J. Heeger Chair in Interdisciplinary Science
Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Prof. Alan J. Heeger, Donor
Veeco Endowed Chair in Engineering and the Sciences
College of Engineering and Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Veeco Instruments, Donor
Ania Jayich, Veeco Professor of Engineering and the Sciences

RESEARCH INSTITUTES

Peter J. Clarke Chair for the Director of the California NanoSystems Institute
California NanoSystems Institute
Sputtered Films Corporation, Donor
Craig Hawker, Clarke Professor and Director of the California NanoSystems Institute
Frederick W. Gluck Chair in Theoretical Physics
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Frederick W. Gluck, Donor
Lars Bildsten, Gluck Professor of Theoretical Physics and Director, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Susan F. Gurley Chair in Theoretical Physics & Biology
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
John A. and Meg Gurley, '78, '83, Donors
Boris Shraiman, Gurley Professor of Theoretical Physics and Biology
Eleanor L. and Thomas J. Harriman Chair in Neuroscience Research
Neuroscience Research Institute
Thomas J. Harriman, Eleanor L. Harriman*, Donors
Kenneth Kosik, Harriman Professor of Neuroscience Research
Wayne Rosing, Simon & Diana Raab Chair in Theoretical Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Wayne Rosing and Dorothy Largay, the TABASGO Foundation, Dr. Simon and Diana Raab, Donors

*Deceased

UC Santa Barbara also counts 6 other system-wide endowed chairs in its totals.
Every effort has been made to provide a complete and accurate listing of donors. We apologize for any omissions or errors that may have occurred. Please contact the Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship at 805-893-2842 with corrections.