Transforming Southern California and the World
The school academic departments include Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as well as the recently added Department of Computational Medicine, which is affiliated with both the David Geffen School of Medicine and Samueli. In addition, UCLA Samueli offers the Master of Science in Engineering Online program and a Master of Engineering professional degree program.
In 2000, the engineering school was re-named in honor of alumnus Henry Samueli, following a $30 million gift that supported capital improvements as well as fellowships for graduate students and early career faculty. In 2019, Samueli and his wife Susan gave another gift of $100 million to support the school’s expansion well into the next decade.
The school’s facilities include four major buildings — Boelter Hall, Engineering-IV, Engineering-V and Engineering-VI. Recent renovations have added the Student Creativity Center — home to many of its student organizations, and the Innovation Laboratory — a makerspace for hands-on learning and creativity.
The school is ranked No.1 public university (No. 2 in 2021 overall) for its online master’s program by U.S. News & World Report.
Half a century ago, a 6.6-magnitude earthquake shook Southern California in the early morning of Feb. 9, 1971, causing 64 deaths and major damage to critical infrastructure.
Lawrence E. Tannas Jr., a visionary engineer who pushed the evolution of the electronic displays industry from its early days in avionics to a global presence, and a longtime supporter of the UCLA Samueli
Liang Gao, an assistant professor of bioengineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, and his colleagues have developed the world’s fastest fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) technology.
UCLA’s ACM AI Podcast Addresses AI and Diversity, Featuring Guests from Underrepresented Communities
From dispelling myths about artificial intelligence to promoting the field with prospective students, the podcast “You Belong in All!” has much to offer to its listeners.
Carlos Morales-Guio, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has received a 2020 Scialog Collaborative Innovation Award
UCLA materials scientists and colleagues have discovered that perovskites, a class of promising materials that could be used for low-cost, high-performance solar cells and LEDs