Kollbe Ahn

Kollbe Ahn
Research Faculty
Marine Science Institute
Materials Science and Engineering Center

Ahn's primary research focus has been on the area of bioinspired self-healing and self-assembly that provide significant performance enhancements of adhesives/coatings/composites for biomedical and electronic applications. He has expertise in translating the understanding of natural systems into synthetic materials. He employs state-of- the-art nanoscale manipulation and mechanical measurement techniques to probe diverse materials on different length scales from single small molecules to complex polymers. Ahn received his PhD degree in 2011 from the Kansas State University, engineering polymers and nanomaterials using bioresources. He did a short postdoc stint at UC Davis, studying nanofibers, before moving to UC Santa Barbara in 2012.

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Contact Information


Office Location: 

3403 Marine Science Building

Lab Location: 

United States

Office Phone: 

(805) 893.6074

Other Phone: 

(785) 236.1581

Mailing Address: 

UCSB Marine Science Institute
Bldg 520 Rm 4002 Fl 4L
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6150
United States