The Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies is a uniquely interdisciplinary, powerful alliance of Academia, Industry and the Army. Led by the University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with MIT, Caltech, the Army and Industry partners, the ICB transforms biological inspiration into technological innovation.
2013 SUMMER APPLIED BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH
June 17-August 14, 2013
W.M. Keck Professor of Energy at MIT Angela Belcher Receives the 2013 Lemelson-MIT Prize
Angela Belcher, ICB faculty member and ICB's-MIT coordinator since the Institute's inception has been awarded the prestigious 2013 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize. She is being recognized for her work in designing novel, hybrid organic-inorganic materials that have been used to create environmentally-friendly batteries, clean transportation fuel, solar cells, among other inventions with both commercial and social value. The Lemelson-MIT Prize honors an outstanding mid-career inventor dedicated to improving our world through technological invention and innovation. [more
ICB Researcher Michelle O'Malley Receives 2013 DOE Early Career Award
UCSB Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Michelle O'Malley has received a 2013 Early Career Award by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science for her project "Engineering Anaerobic Gut Fungi for Lignocellulose Breakdown". The award, funded at $750,000 over five years, will go toward O'Malley's ongoing research on biofuels. [more