MAE News

Monday, November 18, 2013

The project, called WIFIRE, starts October 1 and is funded under a three-year grant worth approximately $2.65 million. Participants include researchers from the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology’s (Calit2) Qualcomm Institute, and the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) department at the university’s Jacobs School of Engineering.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The SkySweeper robot, designed by Nick Morozovsky in the UCSD Coordinated Robotics Lab, has won a “Best of What’s New” award in Popular Science.  Skysweeper is a simple V-shaped robotic design for power line inspection tasks.  It has a motor-driven “elbow” in the middle, and "hands" equipped with clamps that open and close to move down a line in an inchworm motion.

Friday, November 08, 2013

MAE143c’s build-your-own-linux-based-MIP (Mobile Inverted Pendulum), together with its creators PhD student James Strawson and Prof Thomas Bewley, are featured in a new Cymer commercial, available here


Thursday, November 07, 2013

Congratulations to Bishakhdatta Gayen who has received the 2013 Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award in Fluid Dynamics!

Citation:     "Turbulence and internal waves in tidal flow over topography."

Monday, November 04, 2013

UCSD engineering student Deepak Atyam holds the rocket engine in an engineering lab that he and a team of students designed that was created with a 3D metal printer. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sia Nemat-Nasser will be receiving the ASME Medal, "For creating micro-architectured composites to mitigate shock-wave induced traumatic brain injury; metamaterials to redirect, attenuate and manage stress waves; and original comprehensive models of deformation and failure of metallic structures with application to metal forming and failure prevention; and for excellent contributions in promoting ASME's Materials Division."

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Three research organizations at the University of California, San Diego, have been awarded a multi-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to build an end-to-end cyberinfrastructure to perform real-time data-driven assessment, simulation, prediction, and visualization of wildfire behavior.  Read full story here.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

MIP, a small Segway-like robotics toy developed in a close partnership between the UCSD Coordinated Robotics Lab and WowWee Toys, is being announced this week at the Dallas Toy Fair.  MIP is featured as the cover story of this month's issue of Design World Magazine. Click here for the story. 


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Derek Chung
Environmental Engineering, UCSD '12

"When I started college, I thought global warming was stupid, trees needed to be cut down, and everything ran on the guiding hand of the market," Derek Chung says. The 23-year-old with mussed-up hair is Skyping from a hostel in Malaysia, the 16th country he's passed through during an eight-month "soul search."

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

San Diego, Calif., July 31, 2013 -- Don’t hire someone to wash your dirty solar panels. That’s the conclusion of a study recently conducted by a team of engineers at the University of California, San Diego. Their findings were published in the July 25 online issue of Solar Energy.

Monday, July 22, 2013

San Diego, CA, July 22, 2013 -- Scientists at the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) and the University of California, San Diego have created, in a laboratory, a static “pipeline wave,” with a crest that moves neither forward nor backward. This research, published in the journal Experiments in Fluids, could lead to improvements in boat and seaport designs as well as analyses of how carbon dioxide exchange between the ocean and the atmosphere occurs. (This story is adapted from one written by the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M))