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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...
April 25, 2016
Last fall, the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Undergraduate Education launched an internship program with the goal of providing undergraduate students an opportunity to build experience and skills related to their career ambitions and to integrate them with their academic learning....
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...
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...
January 20, 2016
The federal Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recognized this year’s team of UC Merced engineering students for its design of a device that cools high-powered electronics aboard military aircraft. In the yearlong Field-Reversible Thermal Conductor (RevCon) Challenge, hosted by DARPA...
January 5, 2016
A small team of undergraduate students from UC Merced is gaining major exposure in a global competition to design portions of what could be the next big innovation in transportation. Elon Musk, the billionaire inventor and co-founder of PayPal and Tesla Motors, has envisioned a “hyperloop” in...
December 18, 2015
More than 70 people learned about the research and education opportunities offered by UC Merced’s new Merced nAnomaterials Center of Energy and Sensing (MACES) during an open house Dec. 4. MACES, established earlier this year with a $5 million grant from NASA, is intended to benefit current and...
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...
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...
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 from the California...

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