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May 20, 2020

I'm gonna contribute to the revolution of the pharmaceutical world

When Qiangzhe “Oliver” Zhang was still a high school student in China applying to colleges in the United States, UC San Diego’s chemical engineering program at Jacobs School of Engineering was at the top of his list. “I knew they had this very new, very innovative nanoengineering program,” he said. “It’s one of a kind, and that got me really excited.” Now, almost eight years later, Zhang is working at the leading edge of biomedical research under Liangfang Zhang in the Nanomaterials and Nanomedicine Laboratory, developing new technologies that could completely change how scientists combat viruses like HIV and SARS-CoV-2 Full Story


March 20, 2020

UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering jumped to #9 in U.S. News and World Report Rankings of Best Engineering Schools

The University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering jumped to the #9 spot in the influential U.S. News and World Report Rankings of Best Engineering Schools. This is up from #11 last year and #17 four years ago. It’s the first time the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering has broken into the top 10 of this closely watched ranking. Full Story


November 25, 2019

San Diego Union Tribune covers Franklin Antonio Hall

San Diego Union Tribune covers Franklin Antonio Hall groundbreaking celebration. Full Story


November 21, 2019

Franklin Antonio Hall Groundbreaking Celebration

The University of California San Diego celebrated the groundbreaking of its newest engineering building, Franklin Antonio Hall, on Friday. The building is designed for active learning, collaborative research and the transfer of innovation to society.  Full Story


November 15, 2019

UC San Diego to celebrate Franklin Antonio Hall Groundbreaking

The University of California San Diego will celebrate the groundbreaking of its newest engineering building, Franklin Antonio Hall, on November 15, 2019. The building is designed for collaborative research, active learning and transfer of innovation to society.  Full Story


November 6, 2019

Cubic Strengthens Private-Academia Partnership with UC San Diego

Cubic Corporation has announced its philanthropic support of the University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. In acknowledgement of this support, Cubic is the first corporate partner to be slated for recognition within UC San Diego’s planned new engineering building project, Franklin Antonio Hall. Full Story


March 15, 2019

UC San Diego Engineering Rises to #11 in the Nation in US News and World Report Best Graduate Schools Rankings

The Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego has jumped to #11 in the nation in the new US News and World Report Ranking of Best  Engineering Schools. This ranking is up from #12 last year and #17 just three years ago. Full Story


November 17, 2017

Franklin Antonio, UC San Diego alumnus and Qualcomm co-founder, gives $30M toward new campus engineering building

University of California San Diego alumnus and Qualcomm co-founder Franklin Antonio is donating $30 million to the university in support of programmatic expansion of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. In recognition of the generous gift, UC San Diego will name a planned building for engineering research and education Franklin Antonio Hall. Full Story


November 25, 2016

Groundbreaking covered by San Diego Union Tribune

The San Diego Union Tribune covered the groundbreaking celebration for Franklin Antonio Hall Full Story