Professor Bitmead fell in love with control theory as a third-year applied mathematics major at the University of Sydney in 1974. This fall, he will head out to San Antonio to receive the Rufus Oldenburger medal, a lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, for his significant contributions in the field. Read More.
On Thursday, June 12th the MAE senior-level designing courses hosted a joint poster session in which Aerospace, Mechanical, and Environmental Engineering students presented the work they had accomplished in their capstone design courses. Read More.
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.