Welcome to the Jacobs School of Engineering alumni page


As a graduate of the UC San Diego Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering, you are automatically a part of our expansive alumni network. The alumni office at the Jacobs School is your resource to stay connected to the university and fellow Tritons, to assist you as you grow professionally and to share ways to inspire and support the next generation of alumni. Your alumni community, over 230,000 and growing, is always close no matter where you are.

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Tritons Connect

Tritons Connect is an online community of UC San Diego alumni, students, staff and faculty. It's a Triton exclusive network where you can be matched with a mentor, post and apply for job opportunities, join a community group, access a directory of Triton community members, and so much more!

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Career Center Alumni Resources

As you think about what's to come in your professional journey, remember the Career Center can be one part of your strategy. Working with thousands of students and alumni every year, the Career Center understands the trends and has likely experienced or helped with whatever challenge you're facing.

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Jacobs ​​Portal

Jacobs School alumni are sought after by industry leaders for their engineering knowledge and abilities. The Corporate Affiliates Program provides you access to career opportunities brought to you by our Corporate Partners. Create a profile on the Jacobs Portal*, and apply for career opportunities.

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Master of Advanced Studies

Offering three highly critical engineering master's programs tailored to the needs of working, engineering professionals and industry needs, the Master of Advanced Studies degree program allows for students to continue working while earning their master's in an in-class academic environment.

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All across the country, our alumni have the opportunity to reenergize old friendships and make new connections at one of our signature events. You can also stay involved in our vibrant alumni community through a UC San Diego regional alumni club or affinity group. Join us!

Date: Thursday, September 28 | 6 to 8:30 p.m. ET

Location: Union Station D.C., Presidential Suite | 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002

Contact: UC San Diego Alumni |

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Date: Wednesday, October 4 | 6 to 8:30 p.m. PT

Location: Vino Locale, 431 Kipling St., Palo Alto, CA 94301

Contact: Jesse De La Trinidad, Alumni Director |

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Date: Thursday, October 5 | 6 to 8:30 p.m. PT

Location: California Academy of Sciences - The Terrace | 55 Music Concourse Dr., San Francisco, CA 94118

Contact: UC San Diego Alumni |



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Want to keep up with the latest research breakthroughs, rankings and other great news at the Jacobs School?

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Stay in the know on alumni stories, accomplishments and more through the UC San Diego Alumni Magazine.


Jesse De La Trinidad
Director, Alumni Relations

To our alumni community,

As the Alumni Director for the Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering, I aim to develop and sustain the connection between alumni and the Jacobs School well after graduation. I am committed to facilitating opportunities for alumni to support students, research, and more at UC San Diego.

I enjoy staying in touch with alumni and finding meaningful ways to connect them to the university, provide them with practical information and news, celebrate their accomplishments, and involve them in our expansive network through events and mentorship opportunities.

Lets connect! 

Reach me at to share your story, sign up for an event and more or connect with me through:

LinkedIn | TritonsConnect



Empowering students, research and the community — it's something you can be a part of.

You can join a collective effort to support the Jacobs School in our commitment to converge minds and inspire the next generation of engineers.

Please visit our giving page to make your contribution or get more information about how you can support the initiative of your choice. Your involvement matters, and we are here to partner with you in creating a legacy of support, innovation, and togetherness.

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New Insights on Pelvic Floor Damage after Vaginal Birth, and New Directions for Treatment

New Insights on Pelvic Floor Damage after Vaginal Birth, and New Directions for Treatment

August 2, 2023

UC San Diego bioengineers are leading a team reporting new insights in Science Translational Medicine on pelvic floor muscle (PFM) dysfunction and new directions for treatment and prevention.  Full Story

UC San Diego Startup Wins $2.4 Million Defense Department Contract to Improve Battery Performance

UC San Diego Startup Wins $2.4 Million Defense Department Contract to Improve Battery Performance

May 23, 2023

Ateios Systems, a battery materials innovation company started by two UC San Diego alumni, announced recently that it has been awarded $2.4 million by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to help improve battery material performance and production. This effort will support a variety of critical military applications. Full Story

Commercial-scale Biomanufactured Melatonin is Here

Commercial-scale Biomanufactured Melatonin is Here

April 11, 2023

For the first time, large amounts of melatonin are being made by bacteria. Engineered E. coli are feeding on glucose and churning out melatonin, the hormone that controls circadian rhythms. This mode of manufacturing is growing thanks in part to bioengineering advances made at UC San Diego. Full Story

Team of UC San Diego Entrepreneurs Pushes Biomedicine Forward with Virtual Reality

Team of UC San Diego Entrepreneurs Pushes Biomedicine Forward with Virtual Reality

March 27, 2023

If you were looking for a poster child for the strength of UC San Diego’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, the company Nanome would be a strong contender. Founded by Steven McCloskey ’15, Keita Funakawa ’16, Edgardo Leija ’14 and Samuel Hessenauer ’16 in 2016, Nanome offers software that brings molecular interactions to vivid, three-dimensional life in virtual, augmented and mixed reality. The interface has proven successful in accelerating drug discovery and has attracted clients that include over half of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical firms. Nanome’s educational software has been downloaded by more than 250 universities. Full Story

Alumni-led startup makes 3D printers for rugged environments

Alumni-led startup makes 3D printers for rugged environments

January 25, 2023

For Eric Shnell, his innovation journey began right here at UC San Diego in 2018 when he founded his startup Craitor, which develops highly capable, resilient and intuitive 3D printers for those who work far outside the sterile controls of a lab or shop.  Full Story

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