Engineering

Shaking up the future

UCI grad students are investigating ways to make earthquakes less destructive

Weian Zhao

UCI receives up to $5 million to advance bloodstream infection detection technology

A UC Irvine research team will receive up to $5 million over five years in federal support to further develop a bloodstream infection detection system that speeds up diagnosis times with unprecedented accuracy – allowing physicians to treat patients with potentially deadly ailments more promptly and effectively.

Sarah Kimball gathers samples

National conference opens flow of ideas on drought

Top researchers, public officials and policymakers converge at UCI to discuss extreme water shortages and how to handle them

UCI scientists partner with Under Armour to create squidlike fabric for self-regulating thermal comfort

With a $2.8 million grant, UCI assistant professor of chemical engineering & materials science Alon Gorodetsky and colleagues are working with Under Armour to create a fabric based on the adaptive principles of squid skin that will enable wearers to regulate their own temperature.

Laser institute director gets Optical Society award

Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic director Bruce Tromberg has received the Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award from The Optical Society. One of 15 prestigious awards bestowed by the society in 2015, it recognizes individuals for their innovative and influential contributions to the field of biophotonics. A UCI professor of surgery and biomedical engineering who runs […]

Howard Gillman acknowledges the audience during his investment ceremony

Gillman invested as UCI’s sixth chancellor

He cites innovation, expansion and partnerships as key to further enhancing campus’s excellence, impact and global preeminence

Squid-inspired ‘invisibility stickers’ could help disguise soldiers, UCI’s Gorodetsky says at ACS

Squid are the ultimate camouflage artists, blending almost flawlessly into the background so that unsuspecting prey can’t detect them. Using a protein key to this process, UCI researchers have designed “invisibility stickers” that could one day help soldiers disguise themselves, even when sought by enemies with tough-to-fool infrared cameras. Assistant professor of chemical engineering & materials […]

Levee detonations reduced 2011 flood risk on Mississippi River, UCI-led study finds

Researchers urge greater control of resultant erosion in future scenarios

UCI gets $2 million from Keck Foundation for photonic microscope

The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded $2 million to UC Irvine to develop a photonic “magnetic nanoprobe,” a microscope able to amplify, detect and possibly manipulate the extremely weak optical-frequency magnetic fields in matter.

Erasing violence

Allied against abuse

Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence brings together community partners, faculty from 20 UCI departments to address multifaceted issue