To foster joint research, among its 10 campuses the University of California established the Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (UC MRPI). The program awards competitive grants to multicampus projects that seek to develop tangible solutions to problems facing our state and world. Six of these projects involve UC Santa Barbara researchers, and two will be lead by UCSB professors.
Kim Yasuda, an artist and professor of public practice in the Department of Art, will lead a team studying place-making artistic projects and scholarship. Physics professor Mark Sherwin will lead a cohort enhancing the sensitivity of magnetic resonance spectroscopy