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Student startup LIMBER makes 3D-printed prostheses affordable and accessible

May 19, 2022

Student startup LIMBER makes 3D-printed prostheses affordable and accessible

Using this combination of personalized scans as well as digital designs and 3D-printing on a large scale could reduce the cost of a prosthesis by anywhere from 50% to 90% and deliver prosthetics much faster to those who need them. Ph student Joshua Pelz, postdoctoral researcher Luca De Vivo and prosthetics expert Herb Barrack have formed a startup, LIMBER Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc., to commercialize the technology. Full Story


Sun and solar panels shine at 40th Research Expo

April 19, 2022

Sun and solar panels shine at 40th Research Expo

Nanoengineering master’s student Tala Sidawi had her time in the sun at the 2022 edition of Research Expo. Sidawi took home the grand prize for her work to model how solar panels “breathe” water in real time. Such a model could help researchers design solar panels that last longer and perform better in humid environments, and also cost less to build.   Full Story


ICRA 2022 preview: from robots inspired by insects to helping robots navigate and interact

April 11, 2022

ICRA 2022 preview: from robots inspired by insects to helping robots navigate and interact

From algorithms that help robots better navigate and interact with the world and humans, to robots inspired by insects, researchers at the University of California San Diego are making significant contributions to the field of robotics at the 2022 International Conference on Robotics and Automation taking place from May 23 to 27, 2022  in Philadelphia.   Full Story


Research Expo enters its 4th decade

April 1, 2022

Research Expo enters its 4th decade

Connected systems take center stage at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering’s 40th annual Research Expo on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Join us to hear from more than 100 graduate students from all six Jacobs School of Engineering departments, as they present their groundbreaking engineering and computer science research. Full Story


Concert hall acoustics for non-invasive ultrasound brain treatments

March 22, 2022

Concert hall acoustics for non-invasive ultrasound brain treatments

A team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed a device that is a first step to enabling noninvasive, ultrasound-based therapies for the brain. For example, ultrasound waves are currently being used in clinical trials to treat epilepsy. Full Story


Renowned controls researcher receives new award for transformational contributions to the field

March 14, 2022

Renowned controls researcher receives new award for transformational contributions to the field

Professor Miroslav Krstic at the University of California San Diego is the inaugural recipient of the A.V. “Bal” Balakrishnan Research Award for Scientific Excellence in Research in the Mathematics of Systems.    Full Story


Engineering students to compete in international maritime robot competition

February 17, 2022

Engineering students to compete in international maritime robot competition

Engineering students are preparing to compete in the Maritime RobotX Challenge in Australia in November 2022. In order to get there, they’ll have to turn the vessel into a completely autonomous system, capable of navigating to specific buoys, launching objects at a target, and working with a drone to map out the sea space, entirely on its own. Full Story