Irvine’s innovation hubs

UCI seniors are now working on the preliminary design of a commercial jet transport. …  At UCI, Huolin Xin has begun courting investors for a project he calls “the holy grail of lithium-ion batteries,” the most problematic EV component. … UC Irvine professor Philip Felgner helped pave the way for the COVID-19 vaccines administered to billions of people worldwide. … At TAE Technologies, founded by the late UCI professor Norman Rostoker, engineers hope to harness nuclear fusion – the reaction that powers the sun – to help solve the world’s energy crises.