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NanoEngineering Department at UC San Diego Receives $2.1M Gift from the Aiiso Yufeng Li Family

February 21, 2024

Nanoengineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Aiiso Yufeng Li (Jeff), and his family have pledged a $2.1M gift to the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. The gift will support research, education and student activities in the Department of NanoEngineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering.

UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering Doubles Size of Early-Career Faculty Acceleration Program

February 8, 2024

The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering has doubled the size of its Accelerating Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations for Early-Career Faculty program. The program helps faculty build interdisciplinary research to the point that it is competitive for multi-year research funding.

$3 Million Gift from CorDx to Boost Sustainable Energy Innovation at UC San Diego

February 8, 2024

Through his company CorDx, entrepreneur and philanthropist Aiiso Yufeng Li (Jeff) and Dongdong Guo (Doreen) have pledged $3 million to the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. The gift will support research, education and entrepreneurship in the Sustainable Power and Energy Center (SPEC).

Renowned UC San Diego Microbiome Pioneer Rob Knight Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

February 7, 2024

Rob Knight, a University of California San Diego professor and international leader in the study of the roles microbes play in human health and disease and the functioning of ecosystems, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Transforming Clinical Recording of Deep Brain Activity with a New Take on Sensor Manufacturing

January 17, 2024

Sensors built with a new manufacturing approach are capable of recording activity deep within the brain from large populations of individual neurons–with a resolution of as few as one or two neurons–in humans as well as a range of animal models.

Model Suggests That Mammalian Sperm Cells Have Two Modes of Swimming

November 9, 2023

A new mathematical model predicts that mammalian sperm cells have two distinct swimming modes. This prediction opens new questions about potential connections between sperm cells’ motor activity and their transitions to hyperactivation phases that may play an important role in fertilization.

UC San Diego Joins USC-led Coalition to Boost Microelectronics Production for 5G/6G

November 2, 2023

The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that it has awarded $27 million for a USC-led Microelectronics Commons project. UC San Diego is a key member of this coalition of research and industry organizations with the power to accelerate development and manufacturing of microelectronics in the US.

UC San Diego and Mount Sinai Receive $8.5M NIH Award for Data Integration Hub

October 11, 2023

Researchers at UC San Diego and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have been awarded an $8.5 million grant to create a data integration hub aimed at accelerating novel therapeutics and cures for diseases within initiatives supported by the NIH Common Fund.

Don’t Just Tell Students to Solve Problems. Teach Them How.

October 10, 2023

Problem solving is a critical skill for technical education and technical careers of all types. But what are best practices for teaching problem solving to high school and college students? The University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is on the forefront of efforts to improv
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