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UC San Diego engineers receive 2 out of 10 prestigious national young investigators awards
July 22, 2022
UC San Diego engineers receive 2 out of 10 prestigious national young investigators awards

UC San Diego faculty members brought home two of the 10 Beckman Young Investigator awards bestowed nationwide this year by the Beckman Foundation. What’s more, both faculty members, Lisa Poulikakos and Tania Morimoto, are part of the UC San Diego Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  It’s the first time the award goes to two researchers from the same department at the same institution.    Full Story


Binational research program kicks off with largest cohort yet
July 15, 2022
Binational research program kicks off with largest cohort yet

This summer, 185 high school and college students from the United States and Mexico will be collaborating on real-world scientific research projects in labs at UC San Diego, as they participate in the 9th annual ENLACE binational summer research program. Full Story


These energy-packed batteries work well in extreme cold and heat
July 4, 2022
These energy-packed batteries work well in extreme cold and heat

Researchers developed lithium-ion batteries that perform well at freezing cold and scorching hot temperatures, while packing a lot of energy. This could help electric cars travel farther on a single charge in the cold and reduce the need for cooling systems for the cars' batteries in hot climates. Full Story


Graeve appointed director of the Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering
June 9, 2022
Graeve appointed director of the Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering

Olivia A. Graeve, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been appointed Director of the Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering at UC San Diego. Full Story


Researchers transform an amorphous solid into a new lithium-ion battery material
May 2, 2022
Researchers transform an amorphous solid into a new lithium-ion battery material

Researchers at UC San Diego and Boise State University have developed a new approach to making novel lithium-ion battery materials. The approach transforms a non-crystalline material into a crystalline anode material with exceptional battery properties—by cycling it with lithium.  Full Story