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  • What’s Causing the Voltage Fade in Lithium-rich NMC Cathode Materials?

    Researchers led by a University of California San Diego team have published work in the journal Nature Energy that explains what’s causing the performance-reducing “voltage fade” that currently plagues a promising class of cathode materials called Lithium-rich NMC (nickel magnesium cobalt) layered…

  • UC San Diego’s Engineering and Management Schools Continue to Strengthen Collaborations

    The University of California San Diego has emerged as a leader in how engineering and management schools within one university can collaborate in order to strengthen entrepreneurship education, startup creation, and the commercialization of innovation. The latest move: a pair of unique endowed chair…

  • UC San Diego Grad Students Build a Robotics Community

    Caleb Christianson was trying to track the motion of his eel-like robot through water. It wasn't going particularly well. The robot that he'd built was moving just fine, but the image analysis was dragging. The Ph.D. student was trying to brute force the process - looking at images of his robot frame…

  • Alumnus and Qualcomm Co-Founder Franklin Antonio Gives $30 Million to UC San Diego

    University of California San Diego alumnus and Qualcomm co-founder Franklin Antonio is donating $30 million to the university in support of programmatic expansion of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.

  • A $100K Gift from Cognex Supports Research Connecting Deep Learning and   3-D Image Reconstruction

    UC San Diego has received a $100K gift from Cognex Corporation that will fund research at the intersection of deep learning and 3-D image reconstruction. Applying deep learning principles to 3-D image reconstruction could lead to advances in robotics, medical imaging, autonomous vehicle navigation,…

  • Students Developing Low-Cost Device for Monitoring HIV Levels in Blood Win National Competition

    A team of UC San Diego students is working to help curb the HIV epidemic by developing a low-cost device for people in low-resource areas to monitor the amount of HIV virus in their bloodstream. They recently took first place in the National Academy of Engineering 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit…

  • Mechanical Engineering at UC San Diego Ranks First in USA, according to New Ranking from ARWU

    University of California San Diego ranks first in the nation and second in the world for Mechanical Engineering, according to a new subject area ranking from Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). The new rankings, which are based on five hard-data metrics, place the UC San Diego Jacobs School…

  • UC San Diego Engineering Professor Olivia Graeve Named One of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Mexico

    UC San Diego Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering professor Olivia Graeve has been named one of the “100 mujeres más poderosas de México” – one of the 100 most powerful women in Mexico, according to a Forbes 2017 ranking.

  • High-Tech Baby Monitor Company Co-Founded by UC San Diego Computer Science Alum Raises $4 Million

    Cocoon Cam, a computer-vision-based baby monitor company co-founded by University of California San Diego computer science alumnus Pavan Kumar (M.S. Computer Science 2015), recently announced that it closed a $4 million Series A funding round. Cocoon Cam is a baby monitor that relies on computer vision…