Joining the UC San Diego CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials & Systems provides access to faculty, researchers, and graduate students who are transforming fields critical to the design, testing and manufacturing of materials and systems for extreme environments. The Center provides industry partners with a coordinated research environment through which technical and research challenges are tackled in a collaborative environment.

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Benefits of Partnership

There are many ways companies can benefit from partnering with the Center. Possibilities include:

  • Recruit our top students
  • Collaborate one-on-one with faculty
  • Embed a visiting Industry Fellow in our labs
  • Industry-faculty-student research teams
  • Biannual Research Reviews
  • Fast-track research agreements
  • Access to commercialization engine with lab-to-market focus


Contacts for Industry Partnership


Find out about recruiting students, getting involved in research, attending workshops and more.

Lon McPhail
Director, Corporate Research Partnerships, Jacobs School of Engineering
Email: lmcphail@eng.ucsd.edu
Phone: +1 (619) 840-7600


Faculty Directors


Olivia A. Graeve
Director, CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials & Systems
Professor. Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Email: ograeve@ucsd.edu
Lab website

Rubén Ortiz-Torres
Co-Director, CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials & Systems
Professor of Visual Arts, UC San Diego
Email: ruortiz@ucsd.edu

Rafael Vazquez-Duhalt
Co-Director, CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials & Systems
Centro de Nanociencias y Nanotecnología, CNyN-UNAM
Email: rvd@cnyn.unamn.mx


Contacts for the News Media


Liezel Labios
Public Information Officer
Email: llabios@ucsd.edu
Phone: +1 (858) 246-1124
Jacobs School of Engineering Newsroom