MAE News

Monday, January 12, 2015

Symposium on The Application of Mechanics to Geophysics
Supported by                                                      Co-Chairs:
The National Science Foundation                       Yuri Fialko and Xanthippi Markenscoff
& The Green Foundation

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Professor Miroslav Krstic delivers a keynote lecture "PDE Control: Designs and Applications" at the flagship conference in control systems, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, in Los Angeles California, on December 16, 2014, to an audience of about 1,400.

Krstic's lecture covered control design methods for nonlinear systems with delays and for systems modeled by partial differential equations, including examples of implementation of such methods in 3D printing, oil drilling, Lithium-ion batteries, and multi-vehicle deployment.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. 

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

UC San Diego Mechanical Engineering Professor Renkun Chen spray paints a novel material designed that could significantly improve the cost competitiveness of solar energy by converting more than 90 percent of the sunlight it captures into heat.  Read More


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

"Biological Materials Science" is written by Po-Yu Chen and Professor Marc Meyers and is intended to be a text that will introduce the fertile field of Biology to Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Professor Miroslav Krstic has received the triennial Chestnut Textbook Prize of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) for the book Boundary Control of PDEs. The award is named in honor of late Harold Chestnut, the founding president of IFAC ('57), president of IEEE ('73), and member of NAE ('74).

Friday, August 29, 2014

Professor Tom Bewley presented the recent work of the UCSD Flow Control & Coordinated Robotics Labs at the recent CommNexus headliner event entitled San Diego: The Hub for the New Age of Robotic Innovation.  Also presenting were Professor Al Pisano, Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering, Dr. Eugene Izhikevich, CEO of Brain Corp, and Tim McConnell, Director of Engineering at 3D Robotics.  To see the video click here.

Monday, August 04, 2014

A team of international researchers has discovered a new type of cool burning flames that could lead to cleaner, more efficient engines for cars. The discovery was made during a series of experiments on the International Space Station by a team led by Professor Forman Williams.  Researchers detailed their findings last month in the journal Microgravity Science and Technology. Read More Here

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Professors Bill McEneaney and Jorge Cortes were recently interviewed in the control field's premier professional publication - the IEEE Control Systems Magazine, whose subscription pool is about 10,000. They were asked how they chose to specialize in controls, about graduate courses they teach at UCSD, their books, and their views on the opportunities for the controls field. Read it here.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mechanical engineering professor Juan C. Lasheras is a new member of the NIH Modeling and Analysis of Biological Systems (MABS) Study Section, which reviews grant applications for scientific merit as a part of the NIH Center for Scientific Review. Read More..

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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.