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Associate Professor Lorenzo Mangolini’s results published in Nano Letters

Prof. Mangolini’s most recent results on the development of novel battery materials have been published in Nano Letters. Precise control of processing parameters allows growing a highly graphitic shell around silicon particles. This stabilizes the performance of the material during charge-discharge cycling, all while being considerably simpler than other competing techniques. Giorgio Nava and Joseph...

Professor Fabio Pasqualetti receives ARO and NSF award to study the brain as a network

Professor Fabio Pasqualetti has received awards from the Army Research Office (ARO) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to model, analyze, and control dynamic processes arising in the human brain. The award from ARO, titled “Analysis and Control of Phase-Amplitude Cluster Synchronization in Structural Brain Networks”, seeks to understand how neural synchronization enables transfer of...

What’s with the boxes and towers in the campus parking lots?

You’ve probably noticed the antenna-like towers and black tote cases that have appeared around the UC Riverside campus in recent weeks. Not surprisingly, they’ve prompted some questions. “Some people are curious,” said Ranga Rajan Thiruvenkatachari, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, who is part of the research team that set up the equipment. “Sometimes I...

Guillermo Aguilar elevated to Mexican National Academy of Engineering

Guillermo Aguilar , a professor and chair of mechanical engineering at UC Riverside’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering of Mexico at a ceremony held July 25 in Mexico City. The honor recognizes Aguilar’s contributions to mechanical and biomedical engineering, particularly in biomedical optics and lasers,...

Ph.D. students Nami Davoodzadeh and David Halaney receive NSF Spirit of I-Corps Award

UC Riverside Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. students Nami Davoodzadeh and David Halaney, along with UCR Entrepreneur-in-Residence Stev e Sharp, participated in the National Science Foundatio n’s I-Corps program this Winter. This program simulates a business start-up environment, enabling teams to assess product-market fit through intensive customer discovery. During the 7 weeks, the Portable Perfusion Monitor (PPM)...

GAANN Fellowship for Domestic PhD Students

The Mechanical Engineering department at UC Riverside has been awarded $0.9 million by the U.S. Department of Education to provide needs-based fellowships to domestic and permanent resident graduate students. The award is from the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program and aligns with the university-wide goal of expanding diversity of the graduate...

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