June 15, 2023
University of California, San Diego engineering professor emeritus Alan M. Schneider passed away on February 23rd, 2022, five days short of his 97th birthday.
March 17, 2023
It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Robert (Bob) Eugene Skelton, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and recognized as the principal pioneer in the field of tensegrity, on Feb. 15, 2023, in Fairhope, Alabama. He was 84.
The breadth and depth of Skelton’s impact and his contributions in the field of tensegrity are extensive, ranging from art, to architecture, to biology, physics and medicine, as well as to the building of bridges, large telescopes, space structures, and efficient-wave energy conversion systems in the ocean.
January 24, 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Paul A. Libby, from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California San Diego, passed away on Nov. 2, 2021, at the age of 100 in La Jolla, Calif. An international expert in turbulence and combustion, Libby was recruited in 1964 by Professor Stanford “Sol” Penner as one of 10 founding faculty members of the Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Science (AMES) at the newly formed campus in La Jolla.
February 8, 2021
Juan C. Lasheras, University of California San Diego distinguished professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Bioengineering, passed away on February 1, 2021 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 69 years old.
January 13, 2021
University of California San Diego engineering professor emeritus Siavouche "Sia" Nemat-Nasser passed away on January 4, 2021 due to complications of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). He was 84 years old.
Professor Nemat-Nasser was a Distinguished Professor of Mechanics and Materials in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. He officially retired from UC San Diego in 2019 but remained active as a researcher through his Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials (CEAM).
October 8, 2020
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Shao-chi Lin at the age of 95. He is fondly recalled by past students and associates as a skilled and compassionate educator, guide, and investigator, as well as a vibrant contributor to the campus community. Lin achieved global recognition as an engineer of high repute, focusing on the field of gas dynamics.