Jan B. Talbot
Director, Chemical Engineering Program
Prof/Director-Chem Engr Prog, NanoEngineering
As director of the School's Chemical Engineering Program, Talbot coordinates with affiliated faculty from the nanoengineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, bioengineering, and chemistry departments. The curricula at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are designed to support and foster chemical engineering as a multidisciplinary profession that interfaces engineering and all aspects of basic sciences (physics, chemistry, and biology), and facilitates California’s critical biotech and high-tech based economy.
Professor Talbot's current research areas include electrophoretic deposition of phosphors and nanosized materials, chemical mechanical polishing, and thermochemical hydrogen production. Talbot is particularly interested in synthesis and deposition of phosphors for solid state lighting. She also studies electrodeposition of nanocomposite films.
Jan Talbot joined the UCSD faculty in 1986 after receiving her Ph.D. in chemical engineering and materials science that same year from the University of Minnesota. In 2001-02, she was president of the 8,000-member Electrochemical Society, and previously served as editor of the society's Interface publication. She is a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society. She was the Chair of the UCSD Academic Senate in 2003-04. Talbot is the Director of the Jacobs School's Chemical Engineering Program. From 1975-81, she worked as a development engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (TN).
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