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Peak performance through controls

Peak performance through controls

Jacobs School faculty are partnering with industry to apply controls to improve systems ranging from unmanned vehicles to communications networks. more »

Tapping rails with lasers finds hidden cracks

Tapping rails with lasers finds hidden cracks

A team of structural engineers led by professor Francesco Lanza di Scalea has developed an ultrasonic defect-detection technique that is better able than currently used technology to find cracks in train rails before they break. more »

Soda machine serves as biometrics training ground

Soda machine serves as biometrics training ground

Computer science and engineering graduate students have programmed their student lounge vending machine to recognize faces and fingerprints, instantly linking users to cash stored in electronic accounts that are part of the CSE snack cooperative "Chez Bob."more »

Zero carbon emissions? It's child's play

Zero carbon emissions? It's child's play

Visitors inside the future San Diego Children's Museum will soon experience a model of energy-efficient architecture. The building, now under construction, will feature a zero-energy-use ventilations system thanks in part to Paul Linden, chair of the Jacobs School's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. more »

UCSD alumni develop first inhaled insulin for diabetes

UCSD alumni develop first inhaled insulin for diabetes

Pfizer and Nektar Therapeutics have received FDA approval for Exubera, the first inhaled insulin therapy for treating diabetes. Engineering this breakthrough medical delivery system involved talent from industries as varied as gas turbine, laser anemometry, and even Navy ship management. more »

Jacobs School Research Expo slated for February 22

Jacobs School Research Expo slated for February 22

Alan Eustace, Google V.P. of Research and Systems Engineering headlines the School's annual Research Expo which features graduate student research poster exhibits and faculty technical talks. Research Expo takes place Feb. 22 on the UCSD campus, and will be followed by the student-run Disciplines of Engineering Career Fair on February 23. more »