Arturo Keller

Dr. Keller received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a B.A. in Chemistry from Cornell University. He is currently a Professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara, teaching at the graduate-level Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. He has published over 210 peer-reviewed papers.
Dr. Keller is co-Director of the NSF and USEPA funded UC Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEIN), funded for 10 years for a total of $48M, which is dedicated to providing key information for addressing and managing any risks that may arise during the use of nanotechnology. Dr. Keller leads the group studying fate & transport, exposure and life cycle assessment of nanomaterials. In recognition of his contributions in this area, in 2015 Dr. Keller received the Agilent Thought Leadership award ($1.5M).
Dr. Keller is also a co-Director of the USEPA funded Chemical Life Cycle Collaborative, which seeks to develop a framework to make early predictions of the life-cycle implications of a new chemical or material, based on the chemical structure, applications and use characteristics. This $4.8M grant began in 2014.


Contact Information: keller@bren.ucsb.edu; 510-229-9197