MAE News

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

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.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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

Monday, February 24, 2014

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.

Monday, February 10, 2014

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.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Dean Pisano recently presented Thomas Bewley with the Best MAE Teaching Award for the 2013-2014 academic year.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Two new vehicles from the UCSD Coordinated Robotics Lab debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show (Jan 7-10).
MiP is an engaging self-balancing Segway-like toy developed via a close partnership between UCSD and WowWee.
BeagleMiP is a highly-extensible linux-based educational robotics platform developed in partnership with Texas Instruments.  Both will be broadly available this summer.  For a thorough video interview covering both, click here.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Symposium is the third in a series of NSF funded Symposia on Multiscale Dislocation Dynamics. The current one is in honor of Professor Michael Ortiz’ 60th birthday. The Symposia have attracted the leaders in the field and generated intense discussions and cross-fertilization. A large number of graduate students/postdocs  also participated accompanying  the faculty from across the country.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Congratulations to Miroslav Krstic who has been elected Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

IET is the successor of the UK Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), founded in 1871 (before the predecessor institutions of the USA's IEEE).

Monday, December 09, 2013

Senior executives and engineers from Cymer, Texas Instruments, National Instruments, ATA Engineering, WowWee, and Brain Corporation were honored on Dec 5 at the culmination of MAE’s newly-revamped Embedded Control & Robotics course, MAE143c.  Design and robotics are major growth areas for MAE, and this momentum was evident and accelerated at this event.  To view the event, click here.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for one of the Association’s most prestigious honors, elevation to IEEE Fellow.  Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this member grade elevation.

Jorge Cortes
for contributions to geometric control, nonsmooth dynamical systems, and distributed control of multi-agent systems

William McEneaney
for contributions to optimal control and estimation in nonlinear systems