University of California, Santa Barbara

Faculty Profile

Otger Campas

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Otger Campas

Contacts

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Engineering II bldg., room 2334
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

tel: (805) 893-4015
fax: (805) 893-8651
campas@engineering.ucsb.edu

Personal web site

Research Description

Our group is broadly interested in morphogenesis and self-organization of living systems, regardless of the particular organism or scale. We work to identify general principles of self-organization in living matter, with the goal of eventually understanding the fundamental differences of self-organization in inert versus living systems. We combine theory and experiments, as well as physics, biology, materials science and engineering, to obtain a global (or 'systems') understanding of the problems on which we work. Our current interests span several topics such as embryonic development, tissue growth, cell shape, and morphological variation.

Research Groups

Awards/Honors

  • Mellichamp Endowed Chair in Systems Biology, 2012

Selected Publications

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