ARTEMIS – UCLA’s Most Advanced Humanoid Robot – Gets Ready for Action The five-time RoboCup championship team led by Dennis Hong, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is ready to return to the international competition in France this July with its latest robot capable of walking on uneven terrain as well as running and jumping.
Combining Surgery and Robotics to Design Bionic Implants Tyler Clites, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, leads an interdisciplinary lab that is developing an implanted ankle-hindfoot prosthesis with the potential to alleviate pain and restore function to patients without requiring amputation.
UC Announces $15 Million in Climate-Focused Innovation Awards The two-year grants will help support ongoing research such as a super white paint designed to reflect as much as 98 percent of heat from the sun that is being developed by Aaswath Raman, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, and his Ph.D. student David Abraham.
2023 UCLA Grad Slam The finals showcased a diverse group of emerging scholars from a variety of disciplines. Graduate students Siddharth Srivastava of materials science and engineering, and Ella Petter of computer science, placed second and third, respectively.
Death Toll Rises Past 50,000 after Turkey, Syria Quake Jonathan Stewart, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, discussed building safety and Los Angeles County’s move to mandate seismic retrofits for some concrete buildings in the wake of the Feb. 6 earthquake in Turkey.
Strange Material Breaks a Classic Rule of Physics Yongjie Hu, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was featured on his recent research that found that when intense pressure was applied to boron arsenide — a promising semiconductor material — thermal conductivity actually decreased.
How to Engineer Buildings that Withstand Earthquakes Ertugrul Taciroglu, a structural engineer and professor of civil and environmental engineering, described in scientific terms what a building experiences during an earthquake as well as which factors could contribute to a structural failure.
How a Beam of Pellets Could Blast a Probe Into Deep Space Artur Davoyan, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, shared his NASA-supported pellet-beam propulsion system concept. This theoretical system would be more than 10-times faster than conventional propulsion systems.
How We Stay Cool: Getting Warmer Episode 6 Aaswath Raman, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, described how next-generation buildings can be built with energy and cooling efficiency in mind, and how a change in our building habits could contribute to the overall decrease in city temperatures.
The World’s Largest 3D-Printed Neighborhood Is Here Gaurav Sant, director of the Institute for Carbon Management and a professor of civil and environmental engineering, commented on the future of 3D printing in building construction and the potential for introducing sustainable techniques into the carbon-intensive industry.