August 16, 2021
Scalable quantum computing research supported by $2 million grant
Project aims to make quantum computers easier to produce and operable at room temperature
August 13, 2021
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
August 13, 2021
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
July 16, 2021
Air-powered computer memory helps soft robot control movements
“Airhead” robot uses pneumatic RAM to play piano
June 25, 2021
Chance meeting spawned a tech startup for these engineering students
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May 25, 2021
UC Riverside offers UC system's first master's degree in robotics
Algorithmic bias is one problem the program will tackle
May 10, 2021
Electromagnetic levitation whips nanomaterials into shape
Electromagnetic field directs shape formed by gas phase metal molecules
April 21, 2021
California’s worst wildfires are helping improve air quality prediction
New method measures and predicts air quality in areas with insufficient monitoring
Joseph P. Feser University of Delaware
Title: Engineering Phonon Transport in Nanoparticle-in-Alloy Semiconductor Composites Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:00 AM- 11:50 AM Introducing nanoscale inhomogeneities into semiconductor alloys is a known route to enhance the scattering of long wavelength phonons and to subsequently reduce thermal conductivity...
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Stephen Burke Cronin, Ph.D.
Title: Utilizing Transient Pulsed Plasma and Plasmon Resonance Phenomena for Pollution Remediation and Energy Conversion Applications Abstract: We review our recent results using high voltage nanosecond pulses to generate transient plasmas that drive a wide range of difficult chemical reactions...
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Xiaojia Wang, Ph.D.
Title: Study of Thermal and Magnetic Transport in Functional Materials Enabled by Ultrafast Optical Metrology Abstract: Transport phenomena play an important role in designing and engineering materials with tailored functionalities. This is especially true for materials with reduced dimensions. Thermal...
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Tirtha Banerjee, Ph.D.
Title: A micrometeorological perspective into wildland fire dynamics Abstract: Fire suppression activities in the past few decades in North America has led to higher fuel accumulations, which coupled with shifting hydroclimatic patterns has led to an increase in frequency and...
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