Ultra-high temperatures

Acidic conditions


Ultra-low temperatures

Extreme deformations

Extreme pressures

"At UC San Diego, we have unique expertise to design, control and characterize materials and systems for extreme environment applications like never before. We create entirely new classes of materials and devices with extraordinary tolerances to many real-world environments. Our work benefits industries focused on defense, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, energy, advanced manufacturing and others."

— Olivia A. Graeve, PhD
Director, CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials & Systems

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June 12, 2017

UC San Diego launches education consortium in partnership with Baja California universities and high schools

The University of California San Diego and 13 institutions in Baja California announced the launch of the CaliBaja Education Consortium at the Cross-border Innovation Summit that took place on June 9, 2017 on the UC San Diego campus. The new entity will serve the entire CaliBaja region and will allow researchers and students to work together across borders. Leaders of 10 institutions signed memoranda that brought the consortium to life during the event.  Full Story

December 2, 2016

Coming Home: Alumni Faculty Share Why They Came Back to Campus

It’s no secret that UC San Diego’s reputation as a top-ranked university is a major draw for prospective students—but it’s also pulling many graduates back to campus to serve as members of the faculty. In classrooms and labs across the university, our alumni are leading new directions in research and helping to train the next generation of innovators. Full Story