Distinguished UCLA Engineer Elected to National Inventors Hall of Fame Double Bruin engineer and distinguished adjunct professor of electrical and computer engineering Asad Madni was selected for inventing and commercializing the MEMS GyroChip, a life-saving sensing technology that revolutionized navigation and stability for aerospace and automotive safety systems.
Engineering Professors Lead New UCLA Center to Revolutionize Battery Technology The new U.S. Department of Energy-funded $4.5 million Center for Strain Optimization for Renewable Energy (STORE) is led by Sarah Tolbert, distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and materials science and engineering. Also part of the center are distinguished professor of materials science and engineering and bioengineering Bruce Dunn and assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering Yuzhang Li.
UCLA Joins $42 Million Department of Energy Hubs to Advance Fusion Energy Materials science and engineering professor Morris Wang and physics professor Warren Mori, who holds a joint appointment in electrical and computer engineering, have been awarded $400,000 and $840,000 grants, respectively, as part of the new multi-institutional program to advance fusion energy research.
UCLA CHIPS and SEMI Release Manufacturing Roadmap for Heterogeneous Integration and Electronics Packaging (MRHIEP) Report The Center for Heterogeneous Integration and Performance Scaling at UCLA (UCLA CHIPS) and SEMI, a leading industry association that aims to advance the global semiconductor supply chain, released the multi-institutional report on advanced packaging. Subramanian Iyer, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering, who is on assignment to the CHIPS for America Office, served as a co-principal investigator. Nader Sehatbakhsh, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Ph.D. student Krutikesh Sahoo, served as section leads from UCLA CHIPS.
Active Membranes: The Future of Fresh Water is Bright A UCLA Magnify incubator company within the California NanoSystems Institute, Active Membranes is co-founded by civil and environmental engineering professors David Jassby and Eric Hoek. The team’s patented membrane-desalination technology is designed to substantially reduce the cost and footprint of nanofiltration and reverse osmosis.
2023 MRAM Forum Shows MRAM for Automotive and Other Applications Electrical and computer engineering distinguished professor Kang Wang, who also has a joint appointment in materials science and engineering, is highlighted in this article for his work on voltage-controlled magnetic magnetoresistive random-access memory devices.
California Winds Spread More and More Microplastics Civil and environmental engineering associate professor Sanjay Mohanty’s latest research featured in the Times found that wind picks up microplastics from human-sewage-based fertilizers at higher concentrations than previously known.
AI is Not a Cure-All: Professor Dennis Hong Dennis Hong, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and director of the Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory, shares his insights in this piece on what humans can focus on doing in the age of artificial intelligence.
Deep Dive: ChatGPT, Part 2 Cole Hume, a third-year computer science student and president of the AI Robotics and Ethics Society, sits down with the Daily Bruin in this podcast to discuss ChatGPT’s impacts in higher education.