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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 30, 2023
UC San Diego engineers have developed modular nanoparticles that can be easily customized to target different biological entities such as tumors, viruses or toxins. The nanoparticles can be tailored for various applications, ranging from targeted drug delivery to neutralizing biological agents.
October 24, 2023
This smartphone attachment could enable people to screen for a variety of neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury, at low cost—and do so accurately regardless of their skin tone.
October 23, 2023
Researchers have developed soft yet durable 3D-printed materials that glow in response to mechanical stress, such as compression, stretching or twisting. The materials derive their luminescence from single-celled algae known as dinoflagellates, which are embedded within the materials.