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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.
UCLA Samueli is consistently ranked in the Top 10 among U.S. public engineering schools and its online program is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report.
UCLA Samueli School of Engineering Associate Dean for Academic Personnel Jia-Ming Liu, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named a 2020 Yushan Scholar by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
Jonathan Stewart, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has recently been appointed to the University of California Seismic Advisory Board (UC SAB).
Clarivate’s Web of Science has named nearly 40 UCLA faculty in its newly released 2020 Highly Cited Researchers, including nine from the School of Engineering.
UCLA engineers and scientists have demonstrated that treatments with near-room-temperature, cold atmospheric plasma can kill the coronavirus present on a variety of surfaces in as little as 30 seconds.
UCLA scientists with colleagues at Duke University and other institutions have developed a wound-healing biomaterial that could reduce scar formation
Three UCLA Samueli graduate students have each received a fellowship from U.K.-based DeepMind, a leading global artificial intelligence company.