Mitsubishi Chemical and UCSB: Embedded Corporate Researchers

There is a discussion among universities regarding the benefits and disadvantages to hosting “embedded corporate researchers” from corporations within a campus’ laboratories. UC Santa Barbara hosts a large number of corporate researchers and has for the last decade and a half. Our longest-standing corporate partner is Mitsubishi Chemical, who established the on-going Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials (MC-CAM) in 2001. The depth and breadth of their relationship within UC Santa Barbara highlights the value of cultivating embedded research relationships.