News: 2015-16

May 29, 2016
UC Merced's Academic Senate recently honored the recipients of its 2015-16 Senate Awards. This year, two ME faculty were selected as winners, Drs. Chuang and Martini. Dr. Ashlie Martini received the Senate Award for Distinguished Graduate Teaching/Mentorship that recognizes individual... Read More
May 2, 2016
A proposal to conduct high-performance computing across science and engineering disciplines has won UC Merced and Professor Christine Isborn a research computing cluster that will be used for a variety of projects across campus. UC Merced professor Christine Isborn Each year,... Read More
April 29, 2016
Derek Brigham, Jonny Nguyen and Marek Abarca are working in Professor Abel Chuang’s engineering lab. The trio is working with researcher and UC Merced alumnus Felipe Mojica to develop a solar-powered regenerative fuel cell charging system. The charging system integrates four key components of... Read More
April 19, 2016
UC Merced has been chosen to take the lead in determining how drones should be used and regulated across the University of California system, officials announced Monday. School of Engineering doctoral student Brandon Stark has been pegged to serve as director of the newly formed Center of... Read More
March 28, 2016
Researchers from the UC Merced Mechatronics, Embedded Systems and Automation (MESA) Lab and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) recently tested JPL miniature methane gas sensor similar to one developed for use on Mars, on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). A team conducted the tests... Read More
November 18, 2015
Professor Ashlie Martini is one of only a few university researchers in the country who work on tribology — the study of friction, lubrication and wear. Her work and her willingness to develop partnerships has led to a pilot program with the Chevron Products Company that will allow three... Read More
November 16, 2015
Two overlapping research projects involving UC Merced professors could have big implications for the region’s economy and effects on renewable energy, water and wildfires. Professor Gerardo Diaz, with the School of Engineering, received nearly $900,000 through two grants: one... Read More
November 12, 2015
Professor Ashlie Martini is one of only a few university researchers in the country who work on tribology — the study of friction, lubrication and wear. Her work and her willingness to develop partnerships has led to a pilot program with the Chevron Products Company that will... Read More
September 4, 2015
In UC Merced’s first 10 years, the once-fledgling campus has gone from a few buildings near a cow pasture to about 1 million square feet of classrooms, research laboratories, offices and student housing. The campus is behind on its initial projections for enrollment, which were affected by... Read More
September 2, 2015
Professor YangQuan Chen has many reasons to be proud of his Mechatronics, Embedded Systems and Automation Lab. Besides being extremely popular – so popular the lab has to turn away applicants – the lab now has nine Federal Aviation Administration certificates to fly unmanned aerial... Read More

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