RapidTech printed products

Professor Michael Martinez

New RapidTech Center on campus helps researchers and entrepreneurs swiftly design and build product prototypes.

Wendy Liu

Improving biomedical implants

UCI researcher Wendy Liu is trying to make the lifesaving devices less life-threatening.

Tracking precipitation planetwide

Team creates online maps used by foreign countries to predict – and prepare for – intense rainfall.

EarTrumpet on the iPhone

iPhone to hearing aid

UCI team develops iPhone app that mimics a hearing aid and produces basic hearing tests.

A crowd-surfing student

2010 a year of challenges, achievement at UCI

In the past year, UC Irvine students, staff and faculty have stepped up in the face of continuing budget challenges and fee increases with innovation, drive and talent. The result? Research breakthroughs, national honors, global outreach, sports firsts – even a Guinness world record. Here are some top 2010 stories.

John C. Hemminger new vice chancellor for research

Physical sciences dean since 2006, the renowned chemist is a ‘committed campus collaborator.’

Patient using the robotic arm for rehab

Post-stroke robotic rehab

UCI team will explore use of automation in restoring manual dexterity to stroke patients.

Anne and Rick Keller

Students get $1 million boost from UCI Medal Awards

Event proceeds will benefit undergraduate, graduate programs.

Sitara Nayudu

Mission accomplished

ASUCI president Sitara Nayudu’s speech welcoming new students marks a personal triumph.

Is the ocean making you sick?

This summer, surfers and swimmers will risk more than sunburn — the ocean could make them sick. UCI researchers are testing the waters and working to improve the detection, identification, measurement and elimination of coastal pollutants.