July 9, 2020
…The UC San Diego MRSEC center provides sustained research and educational opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students, with a particular focus on transfer students. Photos by Erik Jepsen/University Communications The National Science Foundation has awarded University of California San Diego researchers a six-year $18 million grant to fund a…
September 5, 2023
A “living material,” made of a natural polymer combined with genetically engineered bacteria, could offer a sustainable and eco-friendly solution to clean pollutants from water.
August 8, 2023
University of California San Diego earned $1.76 billion in research funding last fiscal year, a 6 percent increase over the previous year.
September 21, 2023
UC San Diego engineers have devised a new solution to control a major agricultural menace, root-damaging nematodes. Using plant viruses, they created nanoparticles that can deliver pesticides to previously unreachable soil depths. This could potentially minimize environmental toxicity and costs.
June 7, 2021
A new technology could dramatically improve the safety and performance of lithium-ion batteries that operate with gas electrolytes at ultra-low temperatures. By keeping electrolytes from vaporizing, the technology can prevent pressure buildup inside the battery that leads to swelling and explosions.
August 13, 2020
…new UC San Diego MRSEC (Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, directed by Professor Michael Sailor),” said Brydges. “These include various programs, training grants, student affinity groups, such as the Society for Women in Graduate Studies (SWIGS), and regular outreach and public engagement efforts.” The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry…
January 10, 2023
During UC San Diego’s fifth annual Changemaker Kickoff Week, campus community members can jump into opportunities to continue building the knowledge and skills needed to make the world a better place for all.
August 6, 2020
…Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). Separate from MRSEC, but affiliated, the Center for Renewable Materials is led by professors of chemistry and biochemistry Michael Burkart and Robert “Skip” Pomeroy, and Mayfield, who are working together to forge a new field of synthetic sustainable materials. With a one-two punch of chemistry…
July 22, 2020
With a bottom-up approach to synthetic biology, UC San Diego Chemist Neal Devaraj, Physicist Sunil Sinha and a team of researchers showed that lipid sponge droplets can be programmed to function like cellular organelles.
April 22, 2020
Collaborators from the University of California San Diego and New York University used salt, soap and water to make “bling” with a proposed novel experiment by UC San Diego’s Jérémie Palacci to form ionic colloidal crystals from common colloids.