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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.
UCLA engineers have developed minuscule warehouse logistics robots that could help expedite and automate medical diagnostic technologies and other applications that move and manipulate tiny drops of fluid.
Four UCLA Samueli faculty members have received 2019-2020 Google Faculty Research Awards for their technical research in computer science and engineering.
UCLA computer science professor, Amit Sahai, has received $1.5 million in support from NTT Research, a division of NTT to support his research on the leading edge of cryptography, the field of secure communications.
Bioengineering doctoral student Joseph de Rutte overcame the odds to win this year’s $10,000 Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening Innovation Award, becoming only the second student to ever win the prize in its 16-year history.
Two graduates of the UCLA Sameuli School of Engineering – Alison K. Brown Ph.D. ’85 and Reza Rofougaran ’86, M.S. ’88, Ph.D. ’88 – were elected to the National Academy of Engineering earlier this month.
John D. Mackenzie, professor emeritus of materials science and engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering who made pioneering contributions to glass and ceramics processing, died Feb. 19, after a brief illness. He was 94.