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Graeve appointed director of the Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering

June 9, 2022

Graeve appointed director of the Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering

Olivia A. Graeve, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been appointed Director of the Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering at UC San Diego. Full Story


Soft skin patch could provide early warning for strokes, heart attacks

July 22, 2021

Soft skin patch could provide early warning for strokes, heart attacks

UC San Diego engineers developed a soft, stretchy ultrasound patch that can be worn on the skin to monitor blood flow through vessels deep inside the body. Such a device can make it easier to detect cardiovascular problems, like blockages in the arteries that could lead to strokes or heart attacks. Full Story


Sustainable method to 3D print steel wins big at Triton Innovation Challenge

May 26, 2021

Sustainable method to 3D print steel wins big at Triton Innovation Challenge

A startup developing a 3D printing technique that can manufacture steel cheaper than existing methods, with no carbon emissions and minimal wasted scrap metal, earned the $7,000 Grand Prize at the Triton Innovation Challenge. Full Story


Islands without structure inside metal alloys could lead to tougher materials for transportation, energy and defense

January 29, 2021

Islands without structure inside metal alloys could lead to tougher materials for transportation, energy and defense

An international team of researchers produced islands of amorphous, non-crystalline material inside a class of new metal alloys known as high-entropy alloys. This discovery opens the door to applications in everything from landing gears, to pipelines, to automobiles. The new materials could make these lighter, safer, and more energy efficient.   Full Story


Electric fields remove nanoparticles from blood with ease

November 23, 2015

Electric fields remove nanoparticles from blood with ease

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego developed a new technology that uses an oscillating electric field to easily and quickly isolate drug-delivery nanoparticles from blood. The technology could serve as a general tool to separate and recover nanoparticles from other complex fluids for medical, environmental, and industrial applications.  Full Story


Newsletter

Fall 2020

  • Perovskite Neural Trees
  • Transition Waves in Metamaterials with Spatio-temporal Potentials
  • Shi Lab-Laboratory of Optical Bioimaging and Spectroscopy
  • Low-T Battery: Batteries That Can Work In Extreme Temperatures
  • Pseudo Spin Valve Behavior in Colloidally Prepared Nanoparticle Films

Fall 2019

  • Salt Water Flow on Patterned Surfaces for Power Generation
  • Monitoring Subcutaneous Infection in Amputees with Osseointegrated Prostheses
  • Improving Charge Transport by Using Intercalation Structure of Graphene and Quantum Dots Films
  • A Marriage Between Materials Science and Data Science Gives Birth to New Materials for Solar Cells and Light-Emitting Diodes

Fall 2018

  • Full-scale Profiling of Lithium Metal Anode
  • Ultrasmall Fiber Optics That Can Feel and Hear
  • Nanocrystals Emit Light by Efficiently 'Tunneling' Electrons
  • Investigating the Transport Properties of Iron Alloys under High Temperatures and Pressures
  • Controlling Cell Fate Decisions through Molecular Engineering

Fall 2017

  • Fluid Electrodes For Submersible Robotics Based On Dielectric Elastomer Actuators
  • High-Throughput Computational Design of Functional Materials
  • Ultrafast Direct Charge Transfer at Solid Interfaces Revealed by Interface Sensitive Spectroscopy
  • Electronic Metamaterials with Tunable Second-order Optical Nonlinearities
  • Ultra-Low defect density at sub-0.5 nm HfO2/SiGe interfaces via selective oxygen scavenging

Fall 2016

  • Mechanics of Soft Materials
  • Revealing Nanoscale Variations in the Chemistry of Next-Generation Solar Cells
  • Electrical Biosensor Chip for Detecting DNA Mutations
  • Biomimetic Tactile Devices for Neuro-Prosthetics: A Skin-Inspired Organic Digital Mechanoreceptor
  • Computer Simulations and In Silico Design of Novel Nanomaterials