Dive into Technology's Future at Research Expo 2014

San Diego, Calif., March 7, 2014 -- More than 200 forward-looking research projects will be presented on April 17 at the 33rd annual Research Expo at the University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. The annual event features cutting-edge research posters by engineering graduate students and their faculty advisors; ten-minute faculty talks; and a networking reception with faculty, students, industry partners and alumni.

Research Expo will be held on Thursday, April 17 from 2-6p.m. Register today.

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Action-Packed Poster Session

Below is a just a small sample of the 200+ engineering projects that graduate students from the Jacobs School of Engineering will present at the poster session. Posters can be searched by academic department, by affiliated research center, and by industry application area. (Prior to the event, abstracts are available to registrants only. All abstracts are availalbe to the public after the event. Register here.)

* Biomaterial assisted bone tissue repair. (Poster #13)
   Students: Heemin Kang, Cai Wen, Yu-Ru V. Shih, Yongsung Hwang
   Professor: Shyni Varghese
   Industry Application Areas: Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments, Materials

* Mobile technologies to help stressed parents support children with ADHD. (Poster #27)
   Student: Laura R Pina 
   Professor: William G. Griswold
   Industry Application Areas: Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments

* Revolutionized laparoscopy with multiview 3D imaging
  that doesn’t require surgeons to wear special glasses.
(Poster #67)
   Student: Jason Juang 
   Professor: Truong Nguyen
   Industry Application Areas: Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments

* Bioprinting technology that replicates the
  3D microscopic geometries of the heart.
(Poster #94)
   Student: Justin David Liu
   Professor: Shaochen Chen
   Industry Application Areas: Life Sciences, Medical Devices and Instruments, Materials

* Separating circulating tumor cells from the bloodstream to characterize their electrical and mechanical properties     and possibly develop a method of predicting whether a cancer patient is at risk of metastasis. (Poster #145)
   Student: Ani Siyahian
   Professor: Albert P. Pisano

* Nanoswimmers for future miniature devices that can be implanted in the human body. (Poster #180)
   Student: Jinxing Li
   Professor: Joseph Wang

* Examination of the impact on water of aircraft structures. (Poster #186)
   Student: Marco Simone Pigazzini
   Professor: Chiara Bisagni
   Industry Application Areas: Aerospace, Defense, Security, Materials


Tomorrow’s Engineering Workforce

“I know some students who met their future employers at Research Expo,” said alumnus Michael Benchimol (Ph.D., electrical engineering, ’12). “It helped me learn to frame my research to a more diverse audience, which is essential if you want to advance your research or even launch a company based on your idea,” said Benchimol, whose biotech startup, Sonrgy, recently entered a licensing agreement with UC San Diego.

Indeed, for many graduate students, Research Expo is an early opportunity to explain the real-world significance of their research, giving practicing scientists and engineers an overview of the cutting edge in engineering.

Fast-Paced Faculty Talks

Research Expo also features short talks by faculty from all six engineering departments on the hottest topics in their fields.

2:30 p.m.

  Hyonny Kim, Structural Engineering
  "How Impact Damage Prediction Relates to the Safety of Modern Composite Aircraft"

2:50 p.m.

  Thomas Bewley, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  "Robots & STEM: Why It Matters"

3:10 p.m.

  Yoav Freund, Computer Science and Engineering
  "Teaching Data Science"

3:30 p.m.

  Truong Nguyen, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  "3D Model & Video Processing in Health Care Applications"

3:50 p.m.

  Karen Christman, Bioengineering
  "Injectable Biomaterials for Treating Cardiovascular Disease"

4:10 p.m.

  Joseph Wang, NanoEngineering
  "Developing a Center for Wearable Sensors"


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Media Contacts

Daniel Kane
Jacobs School of Engineering

Ioana Patringenaru
Jacobs School of Engineering

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