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A monthly summary of UCLA Engineering news | September 2017

UCLA scientists create an air conditioner that fits in your pocket | Los Angeles Times
Materials science and engineering professor Qibing Pei, who led the work, says he was motivated by the prospect of delivering personalized comfort with little energy. Original research published in Science. Also in IEEE Spectrum, Axios, Digital Trends, New Electronics, and German public radio.


UCLA Engineering and Medicine improve health in underserved communities | UCLA Engineering
UCLA is developing technologies to help people with diabetes and cardiovascular disease, two of the leading causes of death in low-income communities.


UCLA ties for No. 1 public university in U.S. News and World Report ‘Best Colleges’ ranking | UCLA Newsroom
For the second time in as many weeks, UCLA tops the list of U.S. public universities in a prestigious ranking. In the 2018 U.S. News and World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, published today, UCLA shares the No. 1 spot with UC Berkeley.


Everything you need to know about going vegetarian — explained | NBC News
“Most people are trying to lower their carbon footprint, and a really easy way to do that is to opt for a vegetarian diet” – Jenny Jay, UCLA professor of civil and environmental engineering.


Augmented Reality: Making it secure, fast, efficient and resilient | UCLA Engineering
UCLA Engineering and New Mexico State University have received $2 million in funding from the NSF and Intel to integrate augmented reality into new wireless networks.


Enzyme coordinates pericyclic reaction trifecta | Chemical & Engineering News
“This really opens up the idea that nature is able to affect reactions of much broader generality than we ever knew before,” says UCLA’s Kendall N. Houk. Original research, co-led by Yi Tang, was published in Nature.


UCLA’s holographic microscope enables scientists to study spinning head of sperm in 3D | International Business Times UK
The microscope is not only useful for observing sperm, but could also shed some new light on micro robotics. – Aydogan Ozcan, UCLA’s Chancellor’s Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering. Also in Engadget and Phys.Org.


Microalgae separation takes shape
| UCLA Engineering
A team led by Dino Di Carlo, professor in bioengineering, and the University of Tokyo has demonstrated a new capability to sort microalgae cells by their shape, creating new possibilities for industrial and clinical applications. Original research was published in Nature Scientific Reports.


 

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