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 Samueli School of Engineering’s Integrated Sensors Laboratory is collaborating with Airborne Wireless Network (ABWN), a leader in high-speed broadband aerial wireless networks, to field test its terahertz-band communication technology at medium altitude.
Aydogan Ozcan, Chancellor’s Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Bioengineering, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
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Demonstration of compliant rolling-contact joints. Images courtesy UCLA Flexible Research Group.
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