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May 23, 2024
California high-speed rail, a multibillion-dollar project designed to connect the Central Valley to Los Angeles and the Bay Area, promises swift transportation, the protection of agricultural land and contributions to a cleaner environment. It's also providing a lot of jobs - from design to...
May 8, 2024
A new study published by a team of researchers at UC Merced identifying optimum locations for solar water heaters is featured by AIP Publishing. Read the feature story here Read the full article here  
April 15, 2024
By Patty Guerra, UC Merced The newest major in UC Merced's School of Engineering is one of the most exciting subjects in - and out of - this world. Aerospace engineering, one of the fastest-growing industries in the state, will be available as a major area of study at the university in...
April 4, 2024
Who will UC Merced’s Grad Slam champion be? Cheer on the finalists on April 8 and find out. Graduate students from UC Merced’s three schools will take the stage to compete in the Graduate Division’s 10th Grad Slam finals. Grad Slam is an annual University of California competition that aims to make...
January 31, 2024
The Department of Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. student Jacques-Ezechiel N’Guessan is honored with the prestigious Dr. Donald and Effie Godbold Fellowship Award. This award recognizes international graduate students who contribute a unique perspective to our community through...
December 4, 2023
Graduate student Samuel Leventini comes from a long line of educators, and the tribology researcher thinks he might want to follow in those footsteps. Thanks to a new supplemental grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Leventini will get the opportunity to find out if teaching is really...
November 22, 2023
A grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will fund a project led by a UC Merced researcher looking into predicting behavior of wildfires. Jeanette Cobian-Iñiguez is leading a team from UCs Merced and Irvine awarded $1,179,479 to predict the impact of forest fuel treatments on fire...
November 8, 2023
A team from UC Merced has been selected to participate in the Department of Energy (DOE) "BattChallenge," a three-year competition to develop a battery for an electric vehicle. Mechanical engineering Professor Ricardo Pinto de Castro is leading a team of students that will design, build, test and...
September 25, 2023
UC Merced researchers will tackle climate changes in multiple ways through more than $4 million in grants recently awarded from within the university. The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) issued nine awards totaling $4,096,197 for proposals that range from studying methane gas...
August 10, 2023
Two of mechanical engineering Professor Ricardo de Castro 's Ph.D. students recently earned awards for their research on electric vehicles. Dilawer Ali, whose work centers on the electrification of tractors, won the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) award for the...

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