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Computational Tools Fuel Reconstruction of New and Improved Bird Family Tree

April 1, 2024

Using computational methods and supercomputing infrastructure at UC San Diego, researchers have built the largest and most detailed bird family tree to date—an intricate chart delineating 93 million years of evolutionary relationships between 363 bird species, representing 92% of all bird families.

UC San Diego Engineers Inducted Into 2024 Class of the AIMBE College of Fellows

March 25, 2024

Engineering professors Ludmil Alexandrov and Sheng Xu were inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), one of the highest distinctions accorded to medical and biological engineers.

Healable Cathode Could Unlock Potential of Solid-state Lithium-sulfur Batteries

March 6, 2024

UC San Diego engineers developed a cathode material for lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries that is healable and highly conductive, overcoming longstanding challenges of traditional sulfur cathodes. The advance holds promise for bringing more energy dense and low-cost Li-S batteries closer to market.

$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).

Ultra-sensitive Lead Detector Could Significantly Improve Water Quality Monitoring

February 5, 2024

Engineers have developed an ultra-sensitive sensor made with graphene that can detect extraordinarily low concentrations of lead ions in water. The device achieves a record limit of detection of lead down to the femtomolar range, which is one million times more sensitive than previous technologies.

Transparent Brain Implant Can Read Deep Neural Activity From the Surface

January 11, 2024

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at UC San Diego developed a thin, transparent, flexible neural implant that can capture high-resolution information about activity deep inside the brain without damaging its delicate tissue.

Wireless Tracking System Could Help Improve the XR Experience

December 21, 2023

UC San Diego engineers developed a technology that delivers centimeter-level accuracy for real-time tracking in extended reality (XR) applications. It uses wireless signals to ensure precise asset localization and smooth tracking, promising to enhance virtual gaming experiences and workplace safety.

UC San Diego Engineering Professors Elected Fellows of National Academy of Inventors

December 12, 2023

Jacobs School of Engineering professors Eric Fullerton and Prashant Mali have been named 2023 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The distinction honors academic inventors whose work has made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.

Electrical Engineer Receives Eckman Award for Research in Control Theory

November 28, 2023

Jorge Poveda, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received the 2023 Donald P. Eckman Award in honor of his contributions to the field of automatic control. To mark this achievement, Poveda and his lab explain what control theory is and offer a glimpse into their work.

Exploring the Diverse Applications of Robotics Beyond the Lab at UC San Diego

November 20, 2023

From the operating room to our homes and streets, robots are becoming increasingly integral to our daily activities. The UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute hosted its eighth annual forum with the theme “Robots in the Wild,” showcasing varied applications of robots in real-world scenarios.
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