We revolutionize the design, testing and manufacturing of materials and systems for extreme environments.
A wide range of industries, including aerospace, nuclear, defense, biomedical, pharmaceuticals, energy and advanced manufacturing work in entreme environments. Innovation in these areas often re-quires new classes of materials and new devices with extraordinary tolerances, such as materials that can withstand temperatures of up to 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit before melting. And sometimes "extreme" means “extremely small.” Center researchers, for example, are develop-ing new ways to handle liquids at the micro- and nano-scale. This work has applications for biomedical devices such as skin-based sensors, as well as water desalinization and other environmental applications.
Creating 21st Century Technologists
“Developing tomorrow’s high-tech, cross-border workforce is crit-ical to the growth of the San Diego-Tijuana region,” said mechanical and aerospace engineering professor Olivia Graeve, the director of this new Center. Graeve and her colleagues at UC San Diego are collabo-rating with the UNAM Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CNyN-UNAM) in Baja California to develop 21st Century technologists with the talent and cultural fluency needed to forge global collabo-rations that leverage the CaliBaja border region’s industrial strengths.
Non-oxide ceramic nanomaterial for aerospace applications
- Olivia Graeve
- Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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