2 UCLA Engineers Named to 2023 National Academy of Inventors Eric P. Y. Chiou — a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering — and Paul Weiss — a distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and materials science and engineering — have been elected as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. They both have faculty appointments in bioengineering.
UCLA Computer Science Professors Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List Assistant professors Aditya Grover and Saadia Gabriel were named in the science category for their work in artificial intelligence. Grover developed the first AI-based weather and climate model, ClimaX; and Gabriel developed (De)ToxiGen, an AI-powered software that detects hate speech online.
UCLA Engineers Receive Three NSF Awards for Semiconductor Research Electrical and computer engineering distinguished professor Kang Wang, as well as professors and vice chairs Benjamin Williams and Danijela Cabric, have been awarded grants totaling $3.38 million by the National Science Foundation’s Future of Semiconductors program.
The 50 Greatest Innovations of 2023 Following the recognition as one of Time magazine’s top 2023 best inventions, UCLA’s Project SeaChange carbon-removal technology (now known by its start-up name Equatic) has been named by Popular Science magazine as one of the 50 greatest innovations. The tech was developed by the Institute for Carbon Management at UCLA led by civil and environmental engineering professors Gaurav Sant and David Jassby, as well as chemical and biomolecular engineering associate professor Dante Simonetti. Equatic leverages the sea’s natural ability to remove and store atmospheric carbon while producing hydrogen fuel.
Is the 10 Freeway Safe? John Wallace, a civil and environmental engineering professor at UCLA and an expert in reinforced concrete structures, shares that engineers will be looking at repairs in regards to load capacity for standard driving use and for earthquake safety.
Fabricating an Artificial Emergency Isn’t Intelligent John Villasenor — a professor of electrical and computer engineering and faculty co-director of the UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy — notes in this interview how the U.S. could use the Defense Production Act to combat cyber espionage and cyberattacks.
Barbara Pritzkat 1926-2023, First Female Bruin Engineer
The Los Angeles Times pays tribute to UCLA Engineering’s first alumna, Barbara Wynn Pritzkat '48, who passed away at the age of 97. Pritzkat led a full life having worked in aerospace and on archeological digs in Syria. She was also involved in numerous volunteer programs across Los Angeles.