MAE Highlights

Professor Xanthippi Markenscoff is awarded a Doctor honoris causa degree

June 30, 2022

Distinguished Professor Emerita and Recalled Professor Xanthippi Markenscoff is awarded a Doctor honoris causa degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Distinguished  Professor Emerita and Recalled Professor Xanthippi Markenscoff is awarded on June 30, 2022, a Doctor honoris causa degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, her alma mater. This is the first honorary degree awarded in the field of Mechanics by the NTUA.

 


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March 4, 2022

New Undergraduate Program Video

Please check out our new MAE Undergraduate Program video! This video is hosted permanently under the 'Degree Programs' tab > 'Undergraduate Programs' dropdown.


6 UCSD Experts elected AAAS Fellows

January 26, 2022

Six UC San Diego Experts Elected AAAS Fellows in 2021

Six researchers and leaders at the University of California San Diego have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general science organization in the world and publisher of the journal Science.

Dr. Gary Firestein, Olivia Graeve, Michael Kalichman, Y. Shirley Meng, Dr. Victor Nizet and Brian Palenik will join 564 other scientists and physicians across the country recognized this year for work deemed scientifically or socially distinguished, advancing science or its applications.


Paul A. Libby

January 24, 2022

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Paul A. Libby

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.


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October 21, 2021

Arnold D. Tuttle Award - Lonnie Petersen

Congratulations to prof. Lonnie Petersen who was awarded the Arnold D. Tuttle award (Established in memory of Col. Arnold D. Tuttle, USAF, MC. Awarded annually for original research that has made the most significant contribution toward the solution of a challenging problem in aerospace medicine).

 

 


2021 Award

September 23, 2021

Prof. Rangamani receives the 2021 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring

The Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring Award honors faculty who serve as effective advisors, advocates, role models, and colleagues for UC San Diego Postdoctoral Scholars.  Postdoctoral scholars are individuals who have recently completed a doctoral degree and, under the oversight of a faculty mentor, continue research training in preparation for a career in academia, industry, government, or the nonprofit sector.  Faculty mentors who provide guidance, support, and inspiration to research and career excellence are essential to the success of the postdoctoral scholar.


Lusia Veksler

August 21, 2021

Faculty assistant in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is recognized with Exemplary Employee of the Year Award

Lusia Veksler, a faculty assistant in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has received an Exemplary Employee of the Year award. Veksler is being recognized for her service to the department’s faculty, graduate students and operations. 


Nate Linden

July 30, 2021

Nate Linden: Rock climber, engineer, Sloan Scholar

Nate Linden has been curious about how things work for as long as he can remember. From a young kid pretending to be a plumber, to a high school intern developing an app to monitor blood loss during surgery, he figured out that engineering and math could help explain a lot of the mechanics behind the way the world works. After earning a degree in bioengineering and a minor in applied math at the University of Washington, Linden is now a PhD student at UC San Diego, where he found it was possible to pursue both his love of biology, as well as computational science.