Senior executives and engineers from Cymer, Texas Instruments, National Instruments, ATA Engineering, WowWee, and Brain Corporation were honored on Dec 5 at the culmination of MAE’s newly-revamped Embedded Control & Robotics course, MAE143c. Design and robotics are major growth areas for MAE, and this momentum was evident and accelerated at this event. To view the event, click here.
Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for one of the Association’s most prestigious honors, elevation to IEEE Fellow. Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this member grade elevation.
for contributions to geometric control, nonsmooth dynamical systems, and distributed control of multi-agent systems
for contributions to optimal control and estimation in nonlinear systems
The project, called WIFIRE, starts October 1 and is funded under a three-year grant worth approximately $2.65 million. Participants include researchers from the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology’s (Calit2) Qualcomm Institute, and the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) department at the university’s Jacobs School of Engineering.
The SkySweeper robot, designed by Nick Morozovsky in the UCSD Coordinated Robotics Lab, has won a “Best of What’s New” award in Popular Science. Skysweeper is a simple V-shaped robotic design for power line inspection tasks. It has a motor-driven “elbow” in the middle, and "hands" equipped with clamps that open and close to move down a line in an inchworm motion.
MAE143c’s build-your-own-linux-based-MIP (Mobile Inverted Pendulum), together with its creators PhD student James Strawson and Prof Thomas Bewley, are featured in a new Cymer commercial, available here
Congratulations to Bishakhdatta Gayen who has received the 2013 Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award in Fluid Dynamics!
Citation: "Turbulence and internal waves in tidal flow over topography."
UCSD engineering student Deepak Atyam holds the rocket engine in an engineering lab that he and a team of students designed that was created with a 3D metal printer.
Sia Nemat-Nasser will be receiving the ASME Medal, "For creating micro-architectured composites to mitigate shock-wave induced traumatic brain injury; metamaterials to redirect, attenuate and manage stress waves; and original comprehensive models of deformation and failure of metallic structures with application to metal forming and failure prevention; and for excellent contributions in promoting ASME's Materials Division."
Three research organizations at the University of California, San Diego, have been awarded a multi-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to build an end-to-end cyberinfrastructure to perform real-time data-driven assessment, simulation, prediction, and visualization of wildfire behavior. Read full story here.
MIP, a small Segway-like robotics toy developed in a close partnership between the UCSD Coordinated Robotics Lab and WowWee Toys, is being announced this week at the Dallas Toy Fair. MIP is featured as the cover story of this month's issue of Design World Magazine. Click here for the story.
Environmental Engineering, UCSD '12
"When I started college, I thought global warming was stupid, trees needed to be cut down, and everything ran on the guiding hand of the market," Derek Chung says. The 23-year-old with mussed-up hair is Skyping from a hostel in Malaysia, the 16th country he's passed through during an eight-month "soul search."