October 9, 2018
To further his fundamental research into solid oxide fuel cells and other high-temperature electrochemical energy systems, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Professor Min Hwan Lee its prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The grant brings the campus’s total to... Read More
October 9, 2018
To further his fundamental research into solid oxide fuel cells and other high-temperature electrochemical energy systems, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Professor Min Hwan Lee its prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The grant brings the... Read More
September 11, 2018
We welcome Dr. Brandon Stark, the MESA Lab's former Founding Manager and Ph.D. student, as the afffiliate faculty member of Mechnical Engineering Dept. of School of Engineering, UC Merced. He teaches regularly ME143 Unmanned Aerial Systems. His full time job remains... Read More
September 4, 2018
Just because a design works once doesn’t mean that the research and development is done. That’s why, Professor Sarah Kurtz argues in a new commentary in the prestigious journal Nature Energy , it’s important to do the quality assurance science that shows why products sometimes don’t work. “If... Read More
August 31, 2018
  Soheil Fatehiboroujeni, a graduate student of Mechanical Engineering in Dr. Sachin Goyal's group, won the MSNDC Best Student Paper Award in the ASME IDETC (International Design Engineering Technical Conferences) 2018 at Quebec City, Canada on August 28.   Soheil also... Read More
August 4, 2018
  ME Graduate Students from Dr. Ala Qattawi's group attended 2018 NAMRC/MSEC Conference, which was supported by the ME Travel Fellowship.    
May 22, 2018
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) named Professor Ala Qattawi one of this year’s Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers. “I am honored to receive this award,” Qattawi said. “It recognizes the work we do here at UC Merced and its importance to the manufacturing sciences.” Qattawi was... Read More
May 15, 2018
UC Merced’s exuberant spring graduates got the chance to demonstrate their gratitude during the 13th Spring Commencement ceremonies this weekend as many of them paused to thank the faculty members and loved ones who helped them through their college journeys. During the two ceremonies, UC Merced... Read More
May 4, 2018
ME PhD student, Soheil Fatehiboroujeni, was selected for UC Merced'sCarol Tomlinson-Keasey Award.The recipient is of this award is selected by the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs office and recognized for their leadership qualities through actions consistent with the university principles of... Read More
May 2, 2018
  Our Mechanical Engineering Graduate group had a wonderful BBQ party at the lake under the sunshine!
May 1, 2018
At the 14th annual UC Merced Leadership Awards, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty advisors and student organizations were celebrated Hollywood style — complete with cameras, lights and a “red carpet” entrance — for their service to the campus community and beyond. “Those receiving awards... Read More
April 18, 2018
    An inspiring story about UC Merced's engineering lab was published at the One Bold Idea. Click the link here   "When UC Merced opened its doors in 2005, it was the first research university of the 21st century. It's now fast becoming the unsung face of... Read More
April 17, 2018
  Two ME faculty members were acknowledged by the Senate for their excellent service and teaching. Prof. YangQuan Chen received the Senate Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award, which recognizes a faculty member who has energetically and creatively applied his or her... Read More
April 13, 2018
Michelle Len, fourth year PhD student in ME, placed second in the campus-wide GradSlam event. Michelle is the first grad student from Mechanical Engineering to place in this competition!
March 20, 2018
For the first time, UC Merced’s doctoral programs in the sciences have been ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Graduate Schools. The School of Engineering celebrated its third appearance in the rankings, and this year marks UC... Read More

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