University of California, Santa Barbara

ME Professor Sumita Pennathur awarded Presedential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Published Date/Time: 
September 26, 2011

Today President Obama named Sumita Pennathur one of the recipients of the PECASE award, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early states of their independent careers. 

ME Seminar "Persistent Ocean Monitoring with Underwater Gliders"

Monday, October 10 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ESB 1001
Published Date/Time: 
September 24, 2011

Title: Persistent Ocean Monitoring with Underwater Gliders: Path Plans and Adapting Sampling Resolution

ME Seminar "Optimizing Robotic Motion for Complex and Dynamic Tasks"

Monday, October 3 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ESB, 1001
Published Date/Time: 
September 21, 2011

Speaker: Stephen L. Smith

Title:  Optimizing robotic motion for complex and dynamic tasks

Rouslan Krechetnikov wins DARPA Young Faculty Award

Published Date/Time: 
September 20, 2011

ME Professor Rouslan Krechetnikov has been awarded a DARPA Young Faculty Award which was announced September 19, 2011.  His award is for a proposal entitled, "Low-dimensional modeling and identification of finite-amplitude instabilities in complex systems."  The press release concerning the DARPA YFA program and awardees can be found here:

DARPA Grants More than $11M to Young Scientists

2011 Best PhD Thesis Award: Dynamical Characterization and Feedback Control of Oscillatory Neural Systems

Published Date/Time: 
March 1, 2011

March 1, 2011

Per Danzl is the recepient of the 2011 Best PhD Thesis Award in Mechanical Engineering at UCSB, for his dissertation entitled "Dynamical Characterization and Feedback Control of Oscillatory Neural Systems," completed in Spring 2010.

ME Postdoctoral Fellow Scott Ferguson's Research Highlighted by NIH

Published Date/Time: 
August 1, 2011

Disposable Chip Rapidly Detects Infectious Particles at the Point of Care: July 29, 2011

Is your coughing and sneezing caused by a common cold or potentially life-threatening swine flu?

Lego Robot Rats

Published Date/Time: 
July 29, 2011


In 6 short weeks students have gone from "what's a microcontroller?" to competing in a challenge where autonomous (no remote control) robots navigate a complex playing field two at a time in search of many foam blocks of "cheese."

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