UCLA Materials Scientist Named 2023 Moore Inventor Fellow Associate professor of materials science and engineering Ximin He has been named a 2023 Moore Inventor Fellow by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The $825,000 award will support her research in developing flexible and energy-sustaining electronics technology.
UCLA Engineering Professor Receives Packard Fellowship Yuzhang Li, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been selected as a 2023 Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The award includes a five-year, $875,000 grant.
UCLA Materials Scientist Aaswath Raman Awarded DARPA Fellowship Associate professor Aaswath Raman of materials science and engineering has received the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Director’s Fellowship Award, which extends his 2021 DARPA Young Faculty Award — a $500,000 grant over two years — for an additional year and $250,000 in funding.
Lighting Up Tuberculosis with Point-of-Care Diagnostics Bioengineering assistant professor Mireille Kamariza shared in this article her hope to help under-resourced nations tackle one of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases through her research and development of rapid diagnostic tuberculosis tests.
Business Daily Meets Mohit Lad Mohit Lad, who received his doctorate in computer science from UCLA Samueli in 2007, shared his journey from losing his job amid the 2008 financial crash to launching network intelligence firm Thousand Eyes, which was acquired by Cisco in 2022.
UCLA Bioengineering Alumnus Aims to Democratize Cancer Treatments
Binru “Andy” Chen Ph.D. '23 launched the startup SparkGene Biotechnology while he was still a graduate student at UCLA Samueli. He has already won the top prizes in two UCLA entrepreneurship competitions for a gene-editing device designed to make cell therapy for cancer patients more affordable and accessible.