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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Mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate Matthew McIntosh is a member of TANMS, a multi-institutional research center based at UCLA Samueli.
Researchers create ultra-lightweight ceramic material that can better withstand extreme temperatures
A UCLA-led research team has created a new type of aerogel that can better endure extremely hot conditions and big swings in temperature. The new material, based on dynamic nanoscale technology, contracts when compressed or heated, which is the opposite of most materials.
Professor Mario Gerla MS ’70, PhD ’73, a pioneer in computer networks who had supervised more than 100 Ph.D. graduates during his long career, died on February 9 after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 75 years old.
NewsroomArticle By UCLA Samueli Newsroom Thanks to a recent five-year grant to the Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity, 42 UCLA Samueli undergraduates have received academic scholarships of up to $5,000 each.The Broadening...
Super-strong but lightweight, AA 7075 now could be more widely used in automobiles and other manufacturing thanks to UCLA research
The Uber vice president discussed his entrepreneurial career in the year’s second program in the Ronald and Valerie Sugar Distinguished Speaker Series