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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.

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November 3, 2016

UC San Diego CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials & Systems Research Summit

The UC San Diego CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials & Systems held a research summit on 20 October 2016 for industries interested in partnering with the Center’s faculty and researchers.

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June 3, 2016

Engineers Launch Cross-Border Center to Create Materials that Withstand Extreme Environments

The CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems officially launched May 24, 2016 during a ceremony featuring academics, officials and industry representatives from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. The center brings together researchers from UC San Diego, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and also the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education, headquartered in Ensenada. 

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May 18, 2016

Engineers launch cross-border research Center to develop materials that can withstand extreme environments

The center will also train engineers who can seamlessly work across the U.S.-Mexico borderThe University of California San Diego, in collaboration with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), is launching a new research center that will bring together researchers from the United States and Mexico to design, test and manufacture materials that can withstand extreme environments, from the heat of airplane engines to the cold of space.  The CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems also aims to train engineers who can seamlessly work and communicate across borders.

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April 4, 2016

Record-breaking steel could be used for body armor, shields for satellites

A team of engineers has developed and tested a type of steel with a record-breaking ability to withstand an impact without deforming permanently. The new steel alloy could be used in a wide range of applications, from drill bits, to body armor for soldiers, to meteor-resistant casings for satellites. The material is an amorphous steel alloy, a promising subclass of steel alloys made of arrangements of atoms that deviate from steel’s classical crystal-like structure, where iron atoms occupy specific locations.

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February 24, 2016

New Research Centers and 200+ Graduate Student Posters to be Highlighted at Research Expo 2016

Advances coming out of new industry-focused research centers at the University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering will be highlighted in faculty talks and in some of the more than 200+ graduate student posters that will be presented on April 14, 2016 at Research Expo.

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