MAE Highlights

Julia Dominesey

April 25, 2024

Julia Dominesey: Engineering Excellence with the Jacobs Fellowship

UC San Diego Ph.D. student Julia Dominesey was recently awarded the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Jacobs Fellowship, recognizing her academic and professional achievements while providing crucial support for her research pursuits. This fellowship not only acknowledges her past successes but also empowers her to make significant contributions in the future.

Hannah Wieck

April 24, 2024

From Uncertainty to Triumph: Hannah Wieck's Journey to Success in Mechanical Engineering

Hannah Wieck, a two-time University of California alumna, recently achieved a significant milestone in her academic journey by obtaining her master’s degree in mechanical engineering from UC San Diego. Her path, driven by a passion for expanding her understanding of mechanical engineering and advancing her career, serves as a source of insight and inspiration for prospective students.

Khush Sarvaiya

April 3, 2024

Crafting Tomorrow's Skybound Car: Inside Khush Sarvaiya's Internship Journey

Khush Sarvaiya, a senior aerospace engineering student at UC San Diego, engaged in a summer internship as a Mechanical Engineering Intern at Alef Aeronautics. The company is aiming to develop the world's first flying car to receive the FAA's special airworthiness certificate.


February 14, 2024

Bridging Frontiers: Professor Markenscoff's Groundbreaking Contributions in Deep Earthquakes and Dislocation Dynamics

Distinguished Professor Emerita Xanthippi Markenscoff, from the UC San Diego Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, recently published two significant papers contributing to our understanding of deep earthquakes and dislocation dynamics. 

Davor Hrovat

January 10, 2024

Celebrating Excellence: Davor Hrovat Receives Rufus Oldenburger Medal from ASME

Davor Hrovat, an adjunct distinguished professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UC San Diego, has been honored with the 2023 Rufus Oldenburger Medal by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Jorge Cortés

January 8, 2024

Honors and Innovations: Prof. Jorge Cortés Recognized at IEEE CDC

Jorge Cortés, a professor in the UC San Diego Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was honored with two prestigious awards at the 62nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) in Singapore.


October 19, 2023

Revolutionizing Robotics: 3D Printing Soft Robots Powered by Compressed Air

Associate Professor Mike Tolley has received an NSF grant to spearhead groundbreaking research focused on pioneering a novel technique for 3D printing robots from a single material, powered exclusively by compressed air.


October 18, 2023

Team Internship Program (TIP) Success: Interview with Engineer Matt Myrhum

Employers today seek engineers who possess not only technical expertise but also the capacity to collaborate effectively within a team. The Team Internship Program (TIP) through the UC San Diego Corporate Affiliates Program is crafted to enrich students' educational journey by immersing them in real-world engineering experiences within a team dynamic.


October 18, 2023

UC San Diego Alumnus Receives APS 2023 Stix Award for Pioneering Work in Plasma Photonics

David Turnbull, an alumnus of UC San Diego, was honored with The American Physical Society (APS) 2023 Thomas H. Stix Award for his groundbreaking achievements in plasma photonics and his significant contributions to laser-plasma applications, such as Raman amplification, inertial confinement fusion, and plasma optics. He completed his undergraduate studies with a B.S.

John Hwang

October 17, 2023

NASA Awards $750,000 Grant to Assistant Professor John Hwang for Cutting-Edge Aircraft Design Advancements

Assistant Professor John Hwang is spearheading a team of researchers in a groundbreaking project funded by NASA with a $750,000 grant. Over the next three years, they will be pioneering new computational methods for hybrid and turbo-electric aircraft design.