HEADLINES is the monthly summary of UCLA Engineering news | May 2017

The making of a medical microchip
| Nature

Professor Dino Di Carlo is featured in an article on breakthroughs in microfluidic devices to diagnose disease.

UCLA team in Carbon XPRIZE competition receives $1.5 million donation
UCLA has received a $1.5 million gift from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation to support a team competing for the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE.

AP explains: What is ransomware
| Associated Press

Following a global cyberattack earlier this month, professors John Villasenor and Peter Reiher explained how cyberattacks work and how to prevent them.

More than a feeling, robots developing sense of touch | Voice of America News
Professor Veronica Santos described her research group’s work on developing tactile sensors and new capabilities for robots that rely on the sense of touch.

Taking on tuberculosis | ASME
Distinguished research professor Chih-Ming Ho is leading research to fight tuberculosis by identifying optimal drug combinations.

Pocket laboratories | Nature
UCLA Engineering’s Aydogan Ozcan is highlighted for turning mobile phones into portable yet powerful laboratories. His research was carried by Phys.org here and here.

We finally figured out how to make realistic CG mud | Gizmodo
Researchers, including recent UCLA computer science Ph.D. alumnus Chenfanfu Jiang, make a breakthrough on realistic computer-generated mud.

Smooth sailing | Physics World
Professor CJ Kim authored an article on the promise of superhydrophobic surfaces to reduce friction on ships.

UCLA Engineering names director for Women in Engineering program
Audrey Pool O’Neal, a lecturer in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and former senior manager with General Motors, has been named director of the school’s new Women in Engineering program.

Alumnus Adam Cheyer, UCLA Optimist on “Life In the Future”
Adam Cheyer MS ’93, co-founder of Siri, Viv Labs and Change.org, is featured in the latest UCLA Optimists discussion, titled “Life in The Future.” .


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