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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.


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's Most Sustainable Cities

May 6, 2021

2021's Most Sustainable Cities - Prof. Jan Kleissl's Answer

"Driving an electric car, drinking from compostable cups, growing food in our own gardens — making sustainable choices this Earth Day will help save our planet.

Some cities, though, are better at promoting an eco-friendly lifestyle, while others belch smoke and throw away recyclables. Which cities are the leaders and laggers of our Earth-friendly future?

LawnStarter ranked the Most Sustainable Cities by comparing the 200 largest U.S. cities across 24 key sustainability indicators. Among the metrics we looked at are the:

Juan C. Lasheras

February 8, 2021

In Memoriam: Professor Juan C. Lasheras

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.  

Lasheras was a brilliant scholar, a visionary leader, a supportive mentor, a dedicated educator and a larger-than-life presence in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) and in the Jacobs School of Engineering. More than that, he was a beloved friend and dear colleague.  


January 13, 2021

In Memoriam: Professor Siavouche Nemat-Nasser

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).