Nanoengineers at UC San Diego developed a new method to fabricate perovskites as single-crystal thin films, which are more efficient for use in solar cells and optical devices than the current state-of-the-art polycrystalline forms of the material.
Engineers have incorporated a new understanding of the impact of environmental factors on droplet spread into a mathematical model that can be used to predict the early spread of respiratory viruses including COVID-19, and the role of respiratory droplets in that spread.
From mRNA vaccines entering clinical trials, to peptide-based vaccines and using molecular farming to scale vaccine production, the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing new and emerging nanotechnologies into the frontlines and the headlines.
Curbside delivery of 3D-printed parts, the cooperation of roommates, weekend build sessions and communication, communication, communication. This is what it took for graduating engineering students, staff and faculty at UC San Diego to transition to remote instruction in the age of COVID-19.
How can faculty encourage conversations about ethical research in their labs? What are reasonable expectations for mentoring? How do you decide who is the first author on a paper? Who should students turn to if they feel they’re being asked to publish unrepeatable results?
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a remote monitoring platform for patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 but aren’t in need of hospitalization. The system is being tested by patients in a clinical trial at UC San Diego Health.
UC San Diego was one of 15 schools represented in the 2020 Jeopardy College Championship, thanks to Alistair Gray, a second year computer science and linguistics double major.
A few years ago, a photo went viral of a Ghanaian schoolteacher who drew detailed computer screens and software systems on his blackboard every morning so that his students—who didn’t have access to computers—could have a shot at passing the computer literacy portion of their exams. Now, a team…
A startup founded by a UC San Diego electrical and computer engineering graduate student is one of five finalists in the 2020 UC Pitch Startup Showcase held Jan. 29 and 30 in tandem with the Global Corporate Venturing and Innovation Summit in Monterey, Calif.
UC San Diego Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor Olivia Graeve has been inducted into the Academia Mexicana de Ciencias (Mexican Academy of Sciences or AMC). Graeve, a Tijuana native and UC San Diego alumna, is one of only three corresponding members inducted in 2019.