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Once again, NASA chooses a UC San Diego graduate for astronaut training

Once again, NASA chooses a UC San Diego graduate for astronaut training

December 6, 2021

NASA on Monday chose a UC San Diego chemical engineering graduate to train to become an astronaut, a decision that comes as the space agency is preparing to send humans back to the moon, possibly as early as 2025. Full Story


Bioengineering alumnus' sustainable chemical company raises $118M

Bioengineering alumnus' sustainable chemical company raises $118M

August 5, 2021

UC San Diego bioengineering alumnus Christophe Schilling is the cofounder and CEO of Genomatica, which just raised $118M in funding led by Novo Holdings. Genomatica makes sustainable, renewably-sourced chemicals and materials. Full Story


Alumna Chuah delivers 2021 CFK Memorial Lecture to Institution of Engineers, Malaysia

Alumna Chuah delivers 2021 CFK Memorial Lecture to Institution of Engineers, Malaysia

August 5, 2021

After earning her PhD in electrical engineering from the Jacobs School, Mooi Choo Chuah spent years conducting research in industry before becoming a computer science professor at Lehigh University. Chuah, who holds 63 patents, shared her industry to academia journey as she delivered the 31st Annual Professor Chin Fung Kee Memorial Lecture. Full Story


Titomic acquires alumni-led Tri-D Dynamics

Titomic acquires alumni-led Tri-D Dynamics

August 5, 2021

Congrats to UC San Diego engineering alumni Deepak Atyam (aerospace), Alexander Finch and Jesse Lang (both structural), whose company Tri-D Dynamics was acquired by Titomic Limited. Tri-D develops smart, IoT connected pipe infrastructure. Full Story


Ishwar K. Puri named USC vice president for research

Ishwar K. Puri named USC vice president for research

July 7, 2021

Ishwar K. Puri, an internationally known scientist and engineer whose research has explored fire safety, nanotechnology and 3D cell printing, has been named USC’s new vice president for research. Puri earned a PhD in engineering Science from the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego. Full Story


Women in Engineering --Anna Pridmore, P.E., Ph.D.

Women in Engineering --Anna Pridmore, P.E., Ph.D.

June 23, 2021

Anna Pridmore graduated from UC San Diego in 2009, with a Ph.D. in structural engineering, with a focus in advanced composites, design, material science and structural analysis. Today, she is vice president-pipeline and water infrastructure solutions at Structural Technologies. Full Story


UC San Diego Engineering Ranks #9 in U.S. News and World Report Best Engineering Schools Rankings

UC San Diego Engineering Ranks #9 in U.S. News and World Report Best Engineering Schools Rankings

March 30, 2021

For the second year in a row, the University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering has ranked #9 in the nation in the influential U.S. News & World Report Rankings of Best Engineering Schools.    Full Story


With gene therapy, scientists develop opioid-free solution for chronic pain

With gene therapy, scientists develop opioid-free solution for chronic pain

March 10, 2021

A gene therapy for chronic pain could offer a safer, non-addictive alternative to opioids. By temporarily repressing a gene involved in sensing pain, the treatment increased pain tolerance in mice, lowered their sensitivity to pain and provided months of pain relief without causing numbness. Full Story


The Spectacular Synthesis of Spider Silk

The Spectacular Synthesis of Spider Silk

January 26, 2021

For David Breslauer, a UC San Diego bioengineering alumnus and co-founder and chief scientific officer at Bolt Threads, a bioengineering company in Emeryville, Calif., the potential of the spider and the mushroom represent not just another way to make apparel, but a way to bring greater sustainability to the clothing industry. Full Story


Triton 5: Ji-San Lee '11

Triton 5: Ji-San Lee '11

January 26, 2021

Structural engineering alumnus Ji-San Lee is the senior designer for CLAE Footwear, working to make their shoes more sustainable through recycled materials.  Full Story


UC San Diego Alumnus at Helm of Company Behind First At-Home COVID Test

UC San Diego Alumnus at Helm of Company Behind First At-Home COVID Test

January 21, 2021

In November 2020, Lucira Health received emergency use authorization for the first rapid at-home COVID-19 test from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Erik Engelson, a UC San Diego bioengineering and microbiology alumnus, is president and CEO of Lucira Health. He spoke about the process of getting the COVID-19 test kit through FDA emergency use authorization, his time at UC San Diego, and advice for students, in this Q&A. Full Story


Alumna spotlight: Bridget Benson, electrical engineering professor at Cal Poly

Alumna spotlight: Bridget Benson, electrical engineering professor at Cal Poly

January 8, 2021

Jacobs School computer science and engineering and Center for Machine Integrated Computing and Security alumna Bridget Benson shares her journey to becoming an associate professor of electrical engineering at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.  Full Story


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