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UC San Diego shake table on of UC's 12 incredible research breakthroughs in 2022
December 16, 2022
UC San Diego shake table on of UC's 12 incredible research breakthroughs in 2022

Amazing research has emerged from every corner of every campus, lab, medical center and division of the University of California this year that will benefit California and the world in the years to come. The UC San Diego earthquake simulator now has unprecendented accuracy.  Full Story


Wood high-rise tops off at UC San Diego shake table
December 8, 2022
Wood high-rise tops off at UC San Diego shake table

  The tallest building ever to be tested on an earthquake simulator topped off at 10 stories high at UC San Diego's shake table when construction crews and a giant crane flew the last wood panel to the top of the structure on Dec. 6, 2022.      Full Story


UC San Diego Structural Engineering Gilbert (Gil) Hegemier Awarded Revelle Medal
December 6, 2022
UC San Diego Structural Engineering Gilbert (Gil) Hegemier Awarded Revelle Medal

When you drive across a highway bridge in California, there is a good chance that your safety depends on bridge technologies that have been developed and tested at UC San Diego. We have Gilbert (Gil) Hegemier and his UC San Diego colleagues to thank for this fact. In honor of Hegemier's many contributions to UC San Diego, he has been awarded a 2022 Revelle Medal. Full Story


Pokemon-themed presentation wins best poster award at ISAM 2022
November 23, 2022
Pokemon-themed presentation wins best poster award at ISAM 2022

Teaching professor Lelli Van Den Einde and master's student Anna Wang won a best poster award at the International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces held Nov. 6 to 9 at Georgia Tech. Full Story


16 Jacobs School researchers among most highly cited in the world
November 22, 2022
16 Jacobs School researchers among most highly cited in the world

A remarkable 16 faculty and research scientists at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering are among the world’s most influential researchers in their fields, according to the 2022 Clarivate listing of Most Highly Cited Researchers in the World. The list highlights individuals at universities, research institutes and commercial organizations who have demonstrated a disproportionate level of significant and broad influence in their field of research.    Full Story


Teams of Structural Engineering Alumni and Current Students Excel in International Blind Predictions
November 21, 2022
Teams of Structural Engineering Alumni and Current Students Excel in International Blind Predictions

A team from the UC San Diego Department of Structural Engineering captured second place at the UCLouvain 2022 blind prediction competion. The goal of the competition is to promote good seismic design practices for reinforced concrete walls.  Full Story


Experimenting in Space to Help Prevent Mudslides Here on Earth
November 4, 2022
Experimenting in Space to Help Prevent Mudslides Here on Earth

To better understand gravity’s effects on post-wildfire mudflow, a research team from the University of California San Diego will take their research to the only laboratory where gravity is removed—the International Space Station. Full Story


Alumni startup aims to make 3D-printed prostheses accessible and affordable.
November 4, 2022
Alumni startup aims to make 3D-printed prostheses accessible and affordable.

By using a combination of personalized scans as well as digital designs and 3D printing on a large scale, the LIMBER team believes it could reduce the cost of a prosthesis by anywhere from 50% to 90%, delivering prosthetics much faster to those who need them. Full Story


2022 New Faculty Hires at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering
October 17, 2022
2022 New Faculty Hires at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

The University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is proud to introduce 11 new professors hired in 2022. These faculty represent the first year in our latest three-year, 35+ faculty member hiring cycle. Full Story


NSF Awards More than $1 Million to Interdisciplinary Research Team to Study Chronic Low Back Pain
October 13, 2022
NSF Awards More than $1 Million to Interdisciplinary Research Team to Study Chronic Low Back Pain

A multidisciplinary team led by researchers at UC San Diego has received $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a novel system to study and inform the treatment of chronic low back pain. The work will feature a suite of tools including wearable sensors and machine learning to augment physical therapy evaluation and treatment. The team includes structural engineering professor Ken Loh.  Full Story



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