Researchers have shown that three-layered surgical masks are more effective than single or double-layered masks at stopping large droplets from a cough or sneeze from getting atomized into smaller droplets and penetrating through the mask.
A futuristic system of flying taxis and shuttles is one step closer to reality thanks to a team of engineers led by UC San Diego. They received a $5.8 million grant from NASA to create computational design tools that will help US companies develop more efficient air taxi designs.
Engineers at UC San Diego are on the front lines of global efforts to reduce the energy used by data centers. Through an ARPA-E grant, the team is working to double data center energy efficiency in the next decade through deployment of new photonic— light based —network topologies.
In November 2020, Lucira Health received emergency use authorization for the first rapid at-home COVID-19 testfrom the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Erik Engelson, a UC San Diego bioengineering and microbiology alumnus, is president and CEO of Lucira Health, which was founded by a UC Berkeley…
By combining large amounts of low-fidelity data with smaller quantities of high-fidelity data, nanoengineers at UC San Diego have developed a machine learning method to more accurately predict the properties of new materials including, for the first time, disordered materials.
There are more than 430 military connected students at UC San Diego. One area on campus that has spearheaded efforts to support these students is the Student Veterans Resource Center, which focuses on providing services and programs in collaboration with campus partners.
Five Jacobs School of Engineering graduate students conducting pioneering biomedical research have been named Siebel Scholars.
Bioengineers at UC San Diego have shown that human-genome produced RNA is present on the surface of human cells, suggesting a more expanded role for RNA in cell-to-cell and cell-to-environment interactions than previously thought.
Scientists at UC San Diego have discovered a new anode material that enables lithium-ion batteries to be safely recharged within minutes for thousands of cycles. It is promising for commercial applications where both high energy density and high power are desired.