Engineering for Humanity Research Symposium @ UCLA

Engineering for Humanity Research Symposium @ UCLA

SWE (Society of Women Engineers)
GradSWE (Graduate Society of Women Engineers)
AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society)
NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers)
SOLES (Society of Latinx Engineers and Scientists)

Friday, April 15, 2022 | 3 – 5:30 pm PT
Mong Auditorium, Engineering VI

About this online event

Presentations from Professors and Open Networking

Clarice AielloClarice Aiello
Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Clarice D. Aiello is a quantum engineer interested in how quantum physics informs biology at the nanoscale. She is an expert on nanosensors harnessing room-temperature quantum effects in noisy environments. Experiments suggest that nontrivial quantum mechanical effects involving spin might underlie biosensing phenomena as varied as magnetic field detection for animal navigation, metabolic regulation in cells and optimal electron transport in chiral biomolecules. Can spin physics be established – or refuted! – to account for physiologically relevant biosensing, and be manipulated to technological and therapeutic advantage? This is the broad, exciting question that the Quantum Biology Tech (QuBiT) Lab wishes to address.


Tyler Clites Tyler Clites
Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Tyler Clites builds human cyborgs. Dr. Clites is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCLA, with a joint appointment in Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. Prof. Clites directs the Anatomical Engineering Group, where his research in the field of rehabilitation and augmentation technology is focused on co- engineering body and machine for restoration of human movement ability. Prof. Clites earned his Ph.D. in 2018 from the Harvard/MIT program in Health Sciences and Technology. His research has been published in clinical and engineering journals, and featured at TED, in The Boston Globe and The New York Times, and on 60 Minutes and CNN.


Andrea KaskoAndrea Kasko
Professor, Bioengineering
Andrea M. Kasko is a Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at UC Los Angeles. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan, her M.S.E. in Macromolecular Science Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and her PhD in Polymer Science at the University of Akron. After post-doctoral research sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute working with Professor Kristi Anseth at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Dr. Kasko joined the Bioengineering Department at UCLA in 2006. Dr. Kasko leads a multi-disciplinary research program focusing on the synthesis and characterization of novel polymeric materials for use in biomedical, drug delivery and tissue engineering applications, and biomimetic materials, including glycomimetics, lignin-derived materials, antimicrobial peptides, and their conjugates.


Date(s) - Apr 15, 2022
3:00 pm PDT - 5:30 pm PDT


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