Materials Science & Engineering
Research that leads to real-life solutions.
The field of Materials Science and Engineering is concerned with the structure and properties of materials used in modern technology. We build on the foundation of materials science and work to improve the design, fabrication, and optimal selection of elements to create tangible new or improved products. Our results extend into many fields, influencing everything from bringing down the cost of solar power cells, to improving medical implants, to making the factory floor more efficient.
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UCLA bioengineers have demonstrated that a gel-like material containing tiny magnetic particles could be used to manage chronic pain from disease or injury.
With school officially in summer session, we caught up with a few of our students to find out what they are up to. From volunteering to internships, not surprisingly, many are spending time engineering change.
UCLA Samueli Professor Tim Fisher, a world leader in understanding how tiny entities like atoms and molecules transport energy and heat, has been named the inaugural holder of the John P. and Claudia H. Schauerman Endowed Chair in Engineering.
A team of UCLA electrical and computer engineers has created a physical artificial neural network — a device modeled on how the human brain works — that can analyze large volumes of data and identify objects at the actual speed of light.
Two UCLA computer scientists are part of a new multi-university microelectronics research center that aims to dramatically speed up computer performance by integrating data processing into memory and storage for future computer systems.
The heat is off: UCLA engineers develop world’s most efficient semiconductor material for thermal management
New material draws heat away from hotspots much faster than current materials, which could lead to dramatic improvements in computer chip performance and energy efficiency