Mechanics and Materials
Impressive Compression Nanoscale materials offer immense benefits for enhanced functionality and portability. Coiled carbon nanofibers synthesized through thermal chemical vapor deposition can be used in various applications, including cushioning foams, electrical inductors and metamaterials.
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We're solving challenging research problems in energy, environment and medicine; collaborating with academic departments, institutes and industry; and preparing the next generation of engineers, technology leaders and innovators

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M.S., M.A.S., Ph.D.

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Apply HERE.  You can also find information about the positions, compensation, and training here.

Deadline to apply is Friday, November 14, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, EBUII, Room 479
Sergei Chernyshenko (Imperial College London)
Monday, December 1, 2014, 11:00-12:00, EBU2, Room 479
Professor Javier Garay (Mechanical Eng, UC Riverside)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., EBUII, Room 479
Forman Williams (University of California, San Diego)
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, EBUII, Room 479
Jean-Marc Chomaz (CNRS-Ecole Polytechnique)
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, SME, Room 248
Suckjoon Jun (UC San Diego)
Friday, December 5, 2014, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, EBU2, Room 479
Kristi Morgansen (University of Washington)
Monday, December 8, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, EBUII, Room 479
Laurent Lacaze (Institute of Fluid Mechanics, Toulouse, France)

UC San Diego Mechanical Engineering Professor Renkun Chen spray paints a novel material designed that could significantly improve the cost competitiveness of solar energy by converting more than 90 percent of the sunlight it captures into heat.  Read More


"Biological Materials Science" is written by Po-Yu Chen and Professor Marc Meyers and is intended to be a text that will introduce the fertile field of Biology to Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering.

Professor Miroslav Krstic has received the triennial Chestnut Textbook Prize of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) for the book Boundary Control of PDEs. The award is named in honor of late Harold Chestnut, the founding president of IFAC ('57), president of IEEE ('73), and member of NAE ('74).

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