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Data science helps engineers discover new materials for solar cells and LEDs 5/22/19
Data science helps engineers discover new materials for solar cells and LEDs
UC San Diego engineers have developed a high-throughput computational method to design new materials for next generation solar cells and LEDs. Their approach generated 13 new material candidates for solar cells and 23 new candidates for LEDs. Calculations predicted that these materials, called hybrid halide semiconductors, would be stable and exhibit excellent optoelectronic properties.
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Two engineers win Excellence in Stewardship awards 5/22/19
Two engineers win Excellence in Stewardship awards
Shu Chien, a professor of bioengineering and the department’s founding chair, and Jesse DeWald, staff director of the Envision Arts and Engineering Maker Studio, were both recognized with Excellence in Stewardship awards this year.
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NSF grant connects UC San Diego engineers and plasma physics researchers in Czech Republic 5/21/19
NSF grant connects UC San Diego engineers and plasma physics researchers in Czech Republic
A new grant from the National Science Foundation is providing a University of California San Diego team with a unique opportunity to study – experimentally – how large-scale flows emerge and organize themselves from small-scale random turbulent fluctuations in magnetized laboratory plasmas.
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How plant viruses can be used to ward off pests and keep plants healthy 5/20/19
How plant viruses can be used to ward off pests and keep plants healthy
Imagine a technology that could target pesticides to treat specific spots deep within the soil, making them more effective at controlling infestations while limiting their toxicity to the environment. Researchers at UC San Diego and Case Western Reserve University have taken a step toward that goal.
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Wearable cooling and heating patch could serve as personal thermostat and save energy 5/17/19
Wearable cooling and heating patch could serve as personal thermostat and save energy
UC San Diego engineers have developed a wearable patch that could provide personalized cooling and heating at home, work, or on the go. The soft, stretchy patch cools or warms a user’s skin to a comfortable temperature and keeps it there as the ambient temperature changes. It is powered by a flexible, stretchable battery pack and can be embedded in clothing. Researchers say wearing it could help save energy on air conditioning and heating.
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5/17/19
Announcing the launch of the Latinx/Chicanx Academic Excellence Initiative
At UC San Diego, we believe education should be accessible to all ambitious and talented students. Therefore, we are proud to announce the launch of the Latinx/Chicanx Academic Excellence Initiative, a campus-wide program designed to reflect and serve California’s fastest growing demographic. This means attracting and supporting a diverse faculty, staff and student community—making UC San Diego a place where generations rise.
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UC San Diego Ranked Ninth in World in Biomedical Sciences 5/16/19
UC San Diego Ranked Ninth in World in Biomedical Sciences
In its first-ever assessment of biomedical institutions around the world, based upon published research in a targeted set of high-quality scientific journals, the 2019 Nature Index ranked University of California San Diego ninth among the top 200 institutions in biomedical sciences worldwide. Among the top 200 academic institutions in biomedical sciences in the United States, UC San Diego ranked sixth.
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UC San Diego Giving Day 5/15/19
UC San Diego Giving Day
The challenge is on! UC San Diego is hosting its inaugural Giving Day for 1,960 minutes on Thursday, May 16 with a goal of bringing the university community together to create collective impact. To make Giving Day a bit more fun, several generous donors have created matching gift challenges for Jacobs School of Engineering projects.
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