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Scalable quantum computing research supported by $2 million grant
Project aims to make quantum computers easier to produce and operable at room temperature
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Mechanical engineering department welcomes new faculty member
The Department of Mechanical Engineering welcomes new faculty member: assistant professor Jonathan Realmuto. Realmuto earned a doctorate in mechanical engineering from University of Washington and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior to joining UCR, Realmuto conducted postdoctoral research of the University of California, Irvine and the University of Southern California. Realmuto's research is focused on developing human-robot systems that restore and enhance human mobility and perception, including wearable and assistive robots, active
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Mechanical engineering department welcomes new chair
The Department of Mechanical Engineering welcomes new chair Professor Guanshui (Alex) Xu. Xu received a Ph.D. from Brown University, completed his postdoctoral studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and joined UCR in 1998 after working as a project engineer in the oil and gas industry. Over the years, Xu has collegially served a broad range of the department, college, and campus committees and made considerable contributions to the development of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Xu’s work on the mechanical behavior of crystalline materials, earthquake mechanisms, and
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A soft robotic hand grips an orange with the UCR logo
Air-powered computer memory helps soft robot control movements
“Airhead” robot uses pneumatic RAM to play piano
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Mahmood Shaheen and Nathaniel Ortiz sit with Scotty before a commencement ceremony
Chance meeting spawned a tech startup for these engineering students
Friends Mahmood Shaheen and Nathaniel Ortiz are taking recycling to the next level
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a soft robot made at UCR
UC Riverside offers UC system's first master's degree in robotics
Algorithmic bias is one problem the program will tackle
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Image of metal nanoparticles formed while in the gas phase and directed by a electromagnetic field
Electromagnetic levitation whips nanomaterials into shape
Electromagnetic field directs shape formed by gas phase metal molecules
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A picture of the fires burning in California between Joshua Tree and Los Angeles from above
California’s worst wildfires are helping improve air quality prediction
New method measures and predicts air quality in areas with insufficient monitoring
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