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
Eduardo Orias, 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 (4)
Campuswide (Systems Biology Initiative, College of Engineering 2003-2018)
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 (4)
Campuswide (Globalization Initiative, College of Letters & Science 2008-2023)
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 (4)
Campuswide (Sustainability Initiative)
Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp H '09/MA '70, Donors
University of California Presidential Chair Ⅰ
University of California Presidential Chair Ⅱ
Inter Disciplinary Sciences
Alan J. Heeger, Presidential Professor
2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
University of California Presidential Chair Ⅲ
Department of Physics
Michael Witherell, Presidential Professor

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

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

COLLEGE OF LETTERS AND SCIENCE

Güenter and June Ahlers Chair in Experimental Physics
Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Güenter and June Ahlers, Donors
Andrew Cleland, Ahlers Professor in Experimental Physics
King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud Chair in Islamic Studies
History Department
The Saudi Royal Family, Donors
Adam Sabra, King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud Professor of Islamic Studies
Alec P. Alexander Chair in Economics
Economics Department
Walter and Thelma Mead, Donors
James and Sarah Argyropoulos Chair in Hellenic Studies
College of Letters and Science
James and Sarah Argyropoulos, Donors
Helen Morales, Argyropoulos Professor of Hellenic Studies
José Miguel de Barandiarán Chair in Basque Studies
Spanish and Portuguese Department
Ministry of Culture of the Autonomous Basque Government in Spain, and the Federation of Basque-Navarrese Savings and Loan, Donors
Viola Miglio, Barandiaran Professor of Basque Studies
Leonard Broom Chair in Demography
Social Sciences Division
Leonard and Gretchan Broom, Donors
Shelley Lundberg, Broom Professor of Demography
John Carbon Chair in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Department
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
Religious Studies Department
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
Music Department
The Sherrill C. and Dorothy Corwin Foundation, Donor
Clarence Barlow, Corwin Professor of Music Composition
The XIVth Dalai Lama Chair in Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Studies
Religious Studies Department
Individuals, Foundations, and Corporations, Donors
José Ignacio Cabezón, XIVth Dalai Lama Professor of Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Studies
Jack and Laura Dangermond Chair in Geography
Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Jack and Laura Dangermond, Donors
Werner Kuhn, Dangermond Professor of Geography
Dehlsen Chair in Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies Program
James G. P. and Deanna C. Dehlsen, Donors
Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts Chair
Michael Douglas, Donor
David Marshall, Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts
Robert and Patricia Duggan Chair in Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Duggan, Donors
Denise Montell, Duggan Professor of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Robert and Patricia Duggan Chair in Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. 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
Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, Donor
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
Humanities and Fine Arts
Marsha and Jay Glazer Foundation, Donor
Elliot Wolfson, Glazer Professor of Jewish Studies
Alan and Ruth Heeger Chair in Interdisciplinary Science
Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Ruth and Alan J. Heeger, Donors
Craig Hawker, Heeger Professor of Interdisciplinary Science
Alan J. Heeger Chair in Interdisciplinary Science
Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Alan J. Heeger, Donor
Jeff Henley Chair in Economics
Economics Department
Jeff and Judy Henley '66/H '09, Donors
Finn E. Kydland, Henley Professor of Economics
2004 Nobel Prize in Economics
Lai Ho and Wu Cho-liu Chair in Taiwan Studies
East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies Department
Individuals and the Taiwanese American Foundation of San Diego, 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
Global and International Studies Program
Dr. and Mrs. Narinder S. Kapany, Donors
Gurinder S. Mann, Kapany Professor of Sikh Studies
E. Khashoggi Industries, LLC Chair in Letters and Science
College of Letters and Science
Essam and Layla Khashoggi, Donors
Galen D. Stucky, Khashoggi Professor of Materials Chemistry
Louis G. Lancaster Chair in International Relations
Political Science Department
Winifred H. Lancaster H '89, Donor
J. Benjamin Cohen, Lancaster Professor of International Relations
Luis Leal Chair in Chicana and Chicano Studies
Chicana and Chicano Studies Department
Individuals, Foundations, Corporations, and the Mexican Government, Donors
Aida Hurtado, Leal Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies
SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences Chair
Social Sciences
SAGE Publications, Inc., Donor
Melvin L. Oliver, SAGE Professor and Dean of Social Sciences
Walter J. Mead Chair in Economics
Economics Department
Walter and Thelma Mead, Donors
Maxwell C. and Mary Pellish Chair in Economics
Economics Department
Colonel Maxwell C. Pellish and Mrs. Mary Pellish, Donors
For Distinguished Visiting Professors
Aaron and Cherie Raznick Chair in Economics
College of Letters and Science
Aaron and Cherie Raznick H '88, Donors
Theodore C. Bergstrom, Raznick Professor of Economics
J. F. Rowny Chair in Comparative Religions
Religious Studies Department
The Rowny Foundation, Donor
David White, Rowny Professor of Comparative Religions
J. F. Rowny Chair in Religion and Society
Religious Studies Department
The Rowny Foundation, Donor
Wade Clark Roof, Rowny Professor of Religion and Society
Arthur N. Rupe Chair in the Social Effects of Mass Communication
Communication Department
Arthur N. Rupe Foundation, Donor
Ronald E. Rice, Rupe Professor of the Social Effects of Mass Communication
Arent and Jean Schuyler Chair in Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies Program
Jean K. and Arent H. Schuyler, Jr. /'61, Donors
Carla D'Antonio, Schuyler Professor of Environmental Studies
International Shinto Foundation Chair in Shinto Studies
East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies Department
International Shinto Foundation, Donor
Fabio Rambelli, Shinto Foundation Professor
Charles A. Storke II Chair in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology Department
Charles A. Storke II, Donor
Charles A. Storke II Chair in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Department
Charles A. Storke II, Donor
Charles E. Samuel, Storke Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Koichi Takashima Chair in Japanese Cultural Studies
East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies Department
Kyoei Steel Ltd., of Japan; Koichi Takashima, President and CEO, Donor
John Nathan, Takashima Professor of Japanese Cultural Studies
Anton Vonk Chair in International Security
Political Science Department
Anton Vonk, M.A. '05 and Diane Boss, Donors
Richard Whited Chair in Interdisciplinary Science
Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Richard C. Whited, Donor
David Weld, Whited Professor of Interdisciplinary Science
Wilcox Family Chair in Biotechnology
Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Drs. Susan and Gary Wilcox '70, '74/'69, '72, Donors
Joel Rothman, Wilcox Professor
Susan and Bruce Worster Chair in Experimental Physics
Physics Department
Bruce Worster, Ph.D. '71 and Susan Worster '70, Donors
John Martinis, Worster Professor of Experimental Physics
Susan and Bruce Worster Chair for the Dean of Science
Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Bruce Worster, Ph.D. '71 and Susan Worster '70, Donors
Pierre Wiltzius, Worster Professor and Dean of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Pat and Joe Yzurdiaga Chair in Experimental Science
Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Pat and Joe 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, Bren Professor and Dean, 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

Veeco Endowed Chair in Engineering and the Sciences
College of Engineering and Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Veeco Instruments, Inc., 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, Inc., a Subsidiary of Tegal 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, M.S. '83, Donors
Boris Shraiman, Gurley Professor of Theoretical Physics and Biology
Eleanor L. and Thomas J. Harriman Chair in Neuroscience Research
Neuroscience Research Institute
Eleanor L. Harriman and Thomas J. 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, the TABASGO Foundation, and Simon and Diana Raab, Donors

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.