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We have the keys to Franklin Antonio Hall

We have the keys to Franklin Antonio Hall

March 29, 2022

We are thrilled to announce that we are opening Franklin Antonio Hall this spring. We have the keys to the building! As we wrap up finishing touches and the teams prepare to move in, I can already feel the rising energy. I am sensing the enthusiasm and creativity that will soon pulse through this incredible facility. Full Story


Donors committed to student success bring Minerva's Cafe and Charles Lee Powell Foundation Terrace to Franklin Antonio Hall

Donors committed to student success bring Minerva's Cafe and Charles Lee Powell Foundation Terrace to Franklin Antonio Hall

December 2, 2021

Located on the first floor of UC San Diego’s new Franklin Antonio Hall engineering facility, Minerva’s Café and the Charles Lee Powell Foundation Terrace will play a key role in enriching the university experience for generations of students – the future technology leaders who will tackle society’s toughest challenges. Full Story


ServiceNow supports student scholarships, computer science at UC San Diego with $1.25M gift

ServiceNow supports student scholarships, computer science at UC San Diego with $1.25M gift

November 30, 2021

Software company ServiceNow, which was founded in San Diego in 2004, is now investing in the local computer science and engineering talent ecosystem through a $1.25 million gift to the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. With Chancellor's Scholarship matching funds, the total impact of the gift is $1.75 million.    Full Story


Researchers determine optimum pressure to improve the performance of lithium metal batteries

Researchers determine optimum pressure to improve the performance of lithium metal batteries

October 18, 2021

A team of materials scientists  and chemists has determined the proper stack pressure that lithium metal batteries, or LMBs, need to be subjected to during battery operation in order to produce optimal performance. The team, which includes researchers from the University of California San Diego, Michigan State University, Idaho National Laboratory and the General Motors Research and Development Center, presents their findings in the Oct. 18 issue of Nature Energy.   Full Story


New Research Center Brings Genomic Medicine to Individuals of Admixed Ancestry

New Research Center Brings Genomic Medicine to Individuals of Admixed Ancestry

October 12, 2021

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have been awarded $11.7 million to launch the Genetic & Social Determinants of Health: Center for Admixture Science and Technology (CAST) to address this issue. CAST will use the largest genomic datasets of individuals with diverse ancestry, in combination with socioeconomic data, to better predict health and disease in admixed individuals. Full Story


DOE awards UC San Diego nanoengineers $1.25M to improve batteries for EVs

DOE awards UC San Diego nanoengineers $1.25M to improve batteries for EVs

September 27, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $1.25 million to nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego to improve the electrolytes that carry ions in lithium-sulfur batteries. The researchers will partner with General Motors and Ampcera Inc, a solid-state battery materials and technology company.    Full Story


A new solid-state battery surprises the researchers who created it

A new solid-state battery surprises the researchers who created it

September 23, 2021

Engineers created a new type of battery that weaves two promising battery sub-fields into a single battery. The battery uses both a solid state electrolyte and an all-silicon anode, making it a silicon all-solid-state battery. The initial rounds of tests show that the new battery is safe, long lasting, and energy dense. It holds promise for a wide range of applications from grid storage to electric vehicles.    Full Story


Energizing Plastics Renewability, Recycling Efforts

Energizing Plastics Renewability, Recycling Efforts

October 30, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded UC San Diego nanoengineering professor Jon Pokorski $2 million in funding to develop a new kind of biodegradable plastic—one filled with bacterial spores that will aid in breaking down the material at the end of its life-cycle. Co-leading the project will be UC San Diego bioengineer Adam Feist. Full Story


Designing batteries for easier recycling could avert a looming e-waste crisis

Designing batteries for easier recycling could avert a looming e-waste crisis

October 26, 2020

As concern mounts over the impacts of climate change, many experts are calling for greater use of electricity as a substitute for fossil fuels. Powered by advancements in battery technology, the number of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles on U.S. roads is increasing. This, coupled with a growing volume of battery-powered phones, watches, laptops, wearable devices and other consumer technologies, leave us wondering: What will happen to all these batteries once they wear out? Full Story


UC San Diego Launches Institute for Materials Discovery and Design

UC San Diego Launches Institute for Materials Discovery and Design

October 9, 2020

Climate change, public health and equal access to food and water are some of the biggest challenges facing humanity--and materials science can help provide solutions for them all. That was the message researchers shared during the launch of the Institute for Materials Discovery and Design (IMDD) at the University of California San Diego, held virtually Sept. 29. Full Story