The Rufus Oldenburger Medal is a prestigious American Society of Mechanical Engineers award for lifetime achievements in automatic control. Inaugurated in 1968, the medal recognizes significant contributions and outstanding achievements in the field of automatic control. Such achievements may be, for example, in the areas of education, research, development, innovation, and service to the field and profession.
Congratulations to Joanna McKittrick who has been named a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society.
Professor Miroslav Krstic has been elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) " for pioneering contributions to PDE control and delay systems, nonlinear and adaptive control, extremum seeking, and applications to fluid flows and autonomous vehicles." Krstic has published 13 papers in ASME's Dynamic Systems and Control Division's (DSCD) flagship Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control and was the plenary speaker at the 2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference.
Carlos Coimbra and Alison Marsden were selected by the Graduate Student Association 2014 Community Awards Selection Committee as the recipients of this year's Faculty Mentorship Award. Congratulations!
A symposium honoring Distinguished Professor Marc Meyers for his 42 years of uninterrupted dedication to the field of dynamic behavior of materials as a researcher, teacher, organizer, and leader was held at the February TMS-2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, in San Diego.
Faculty from Caltech, UC Berkeley , University of Michigan, Georgia Tech, Brown University, University of Calgary, University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, Johns Hopkins University, Imperial College, London, and UCSD and researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories congregated to UCSD on January 18-19, 2014 to attend the third in a series of symposia on Multiscale Dislocation Dynamics and to honor Professor Michael Ortiz on his 60th birthday. Faculty also brought their graduate students and postdocs to engage in such a powerful intellectual activity. Read More
Dr. McGuffey's project, titled Dynamics of high-intensity laser-driven proton beam transport in solid density materials was among 42 nationwide selected for funding by the program. Dr. McGuffey is a member of High Energy Density Physics Group led by Professor Farhat Beg in the Jacobs School of Engineering. The project will investigate transport of proton beams produced by high intensity lasers.
Professor Xanthippi Markenscoff was enthusiastically received by a large group of high school girl-students from the extended Southern California area to whom she spoke about the exciting developments in technological innovations happening at UCSD and in MAE, and why women should be part of them. Her Guest Lecture on February 8 was part of the ENVISION 2014 event organized by the chapter of the Society of Women Engineers at UCSD.
Dean Pisano recently presented Thomas Bewley with the Best MAE Teaching Award for the 2013-2014 academic year.
UCSD rings up sale in toy market
Thomas Bewley, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and the director of the coordinated robotics lab at UCSD, developed much of the technology that powers, balances and controls MiP, a toy robot that's being introduced by WowWee. — Howard Lipin
UC San Diego is learning that making money can be child’s play.