The Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials (MC-CAM) at UCSB has been extended for an additional 4-year term, from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2022. The renewal will continue the successful research alliance between UCSB and Mitsubishi Chemical through 21 years of partnership. Under the terms of the renewal agreement, Mitsubishi Chemical will invest at least $8.0M in UCSB, including a fund of $400,000 to continue endowed graduate student fellowships in the departments of Materials and Chemical Engineering.
The Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials (MC-CAM) is an interdisciplinary materials research center that commenced operations in May 2001 at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). The Center enables a research partnership between the Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) and the greater materials science community housed in UCSB’s College of Engineering and physical science departments. This partnership specifically targets the area of functional soft materials and has put into place MCC-funded research projects in this area on the UCSB campus. MC-CAM projects are selected and shaped by a Steering Committee consisting of an equal number of representatives from MCC and UCSB. Project selection is based on the criteria of novelty, relevance to MCC technologies and business goals, and scientific merits. The scientific programs are covered by an intellectual property agreement that provides licensing terms to MCC aligned with its business interests, and that are consistent with the mission of the University of California.