Professor Bewley of the UCSD Coordinated Robotics Lab was interviewed live on channel 8 (see the video here), in a promotional piece advertising for a talk he gave at the Scripps “Engineering & Our Oceans" open house on March 19 (see here). Said Bewley, “We look at dynamics and control special way at UCSD, and enable bots to do amazing things.”
Dr. Padmini Rangamani has been selected as a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Computational & Evolutionary Molecular Biology. The Sloan Research Fellowships are extraordinarily competitive awards involving nominations for most of the very best early-career scientists from the United States and Canada.
The Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS) selects Fellows from among leading international scholars, with current Fellows who are members of national academies, Nobel laureates, and National Medal of Science recipients. Professor Bob Skelton is one of this year’s seven TIAS Fellows and is spending a part of the year in College Station conducting collaborative research with TAMU faculty and students.
Congratulations to Padmini Rangamani who was selected as one of the 2015 Young Investigators Program awardees from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research on her proposal entitled, " Nanopore Formation in Lipid Bilayers: Insights from Mechanochemical Models". Click here to read the press release.
Symposium on The Application of Mechanics to Geophysics
Supported by Co-Chairs:
The National Science Foundation Yuri Fialko and Xanthippi Markenscoff
& The Green Foundation
Professor Miroslav Krstic delivers a keynote lecture "PDE Control: Designs and Applications" at the flagship conference in control systems, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, in Los Angeles California, on December 16, 2014, to an audience of about 1,400.
Krstic's lecture covered control design methods for nonlinear systems with delays and for systems modeled by partial differential equations, including examples of implementation of such methods in 3D printing, oil drilling, Lithium-ion batteries, and multi-vehicle deployment.
Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.
UC San Diego Mechanical Engineering Professor Renkun Chen spray paints a novel material designed that could significantly improve the cost competitiveness of solar energy by converting more than 90 percent of the sunlight it captures into heat. Read More
"Biological Materials Science" is written by Po-Yu Chen and Professor Marc Meyers and is intended to be a text that will introduce the fertile field of Biology to Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering.
Professor Miroslav Krstic has received the triennial Chestnut Textbook Prize of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) for the book Boundary Control of PDEs. The award is named in honor of late Harold Chestnut, the founding president of IFAC ('57), president of IEEE ('73), and member of NAE ('74).
Professor Tom Bewley presented the recent work of the UCSD Flow Control & Coordinated Robotics Labs at the recent CommNexus headliner event entitled San Diego: The Hub for the New Age of Robotic Innovation. Also presenting were Professor Al Pisano, Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering, Dr. Eugene Izhikevich, CEO of Brain Corp, and Tim McConnell, Director of Engineering at 3D Robotics. To see the video click here.