Biomedical engineer Chang Liu named one of only five Moore Inventor Fellows nationwide

Chang Liu, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been named a 2019 Moore Inventor Fellow by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. He will receive $825,000 over three years in support of his pioneering efforts to engineer synthetic genetic systems capable of rapid mutation and evolution in living cells. Liu is one of five fellows […]

UCI scientists reveal mechanism of electron charge exchange in molecules

Breakthrough has applications in data storage, energy conversion, quantum computing

Three UCI early-career researchers receive 2019 NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards

The National Institutes of Health has granted 2019 Director’s New Innovator Awards to three UCI early-career researchers: Han Li and Timothy Downing of The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Kevin Beier of the School of Medicine. The faculty members will receive more than $2.2 million each over five years to support their work. Li, […]

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UCI trustee, professor work together to promote diversity in engineering

UCI to collaborate in Department of Energy hub addressing water security issues in U.S.

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the National Alliance for Water Innovation – a public-private partnership with more than 35 members, including UCI – to lead an energy and desalination hub addressing water security issues in the U.S. The organization will conduct early-stage research and development on energy-efficient and cost-competitive water treatment technologies. “Desalination […]

UCI engineering researchers get $1.9 million grant from NIH for ‘microtsunami’ microscope

The National Institutes of Health has awarded UCI engineering researchers a four-year, $1.9 million grant for the development of a noninvasive biophotonics technology platform. The proposed new optical tool will enable scientists to investigate the role of mechanical forces in normal-tissue disease development, and it has applications for high-throughput drug screening. The collaborative, interdisciplinary project […]

UCI team uses machine learning to help tell which wildfires will burn out of control

New technique could help authorities conduct triage in multiple-blaze scenarios

UCI engineers receive NSF grant to develop biosensors for measuring neurotransmitters

UCI engineers have received $1 million from the National Science Foundation to design integrative approaches for measuring real-time brain activity during social interactions in sleep-disrupted animal models. Early-life sleep disruption has been shown to affect the development of complex social behaviors in prairie voles, the studied model, impairing social bonding in a manner similar to […]

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UCI-led team sheds light on mechanisms governing the rheology of glassy materials

Commonplace in both natural and man-made components, glassy materials have a microscopically disordered structure. In many solid substances and crystals, atoms are bonded together in an orderly fashion, like stacked cannonballs, but atoms and molecules in varieties of glass are positioned in an amorphous jumble, as they are in liquids. Penghui Cao, UCI assistant professor […]

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Amir AghaKouchak to receive American Geophysical Union’s Macelwane Medal

The American Geophysical Union will award its 2019 James B. Macelwane Medal to Amir AghaKouchak, UCI professor of civil & environmental engineering. The medal is given annually to a small group of early career researchers for significant contributions to the geophysical sciences. The AGU recognized AghaKouchak for his fundamental and innovative contributions to the study of […]