University of California, Santa Barbara

UCSB gets ready for 'The Shell Eco-Marathon'

Published Date/Time: 
March 5, 2009

A UCSB group of five senior Mechanical Engineering students (Erik Stassinos, Aleksandar Stanisic, Michael Scamardo, Quentin Orciuc and Josh Jimenez) are diligently working on a high mileage vehicle as part of their senior graduation project. Their goal is to double the mileage of five hundred miles per gallon achieved by the UCSB team who participated in last year's Shell Eco Marathon Americas event. To this purpose, they have revamped part of the design of the vehicle used last year and focused on making the engine a lot more fuel-efficient.

Large-Scale Camera Network Part of New Study at UCSB

Published Date/Time: 
October 19, 2009

Thanks to a federal grant, Manjunath's vision of a comprehensive camera network on the UCSB campus is about to become a reality.

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Joining Manjunath in this research project, funded by the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program, are faculty members Joao Hespanha, Upamanyu Madhow, and Ken Rose, of electrical and computer engineering; Tobias Hollerer, Chandra Krintz, Kevin Almeroth, Ambuj Singh, and Matthew Turk, of computer science; and Francesco Bullo of mechanical engineering.

Professor Eric Matthys Named UCSB Sustainability Champion

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October 22, 2009

Food and energy –– two of the world's most important resources –– are what fuel the research and fervor of UC Santa Barbara's first-ever Sustainability Champions.

For David Cleveland, a professor of environmental studies, and Eric Matthys, professor of mechanical engineering, the chance to be UCSB faculty leaders on campus sustainability issues is exciting and brimming with opportunity. Cleveland has been named the champion for 2009-10, while Matthys will assume the role for 2010-11...

Mechanical Engineering 2006-2008 Faculty Awards

Published Date/Time: 
March 29, 2008

Astrom, Banerjee, Evans, Gibou, Homsy, Kedward, Khammash, Laguette, McMeeking, Moehlis, Paden, Pennathur, Petzold, Turner, Yang

Engineers Without Borders - UCSB Chapter Receives Two Awards

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April 13, 2008

Engineers Without Borders at UCSB continues to be recognized as one of the outstanding chapters in the United States. Seven of our students went to the EWB-USA International Conference in Seattle over spring break, and while there received two awards!

The first award was for "Outstanding Educational Work in Araypallpa, Peru" and was accompanied with a $1,000 award.

The Chapter also won 1st Place in the poster competition for a poster describing the Peru Project's work in Araypallpa over the last five years.

Sumita Pennathur Selected to Receieve Darpa's Young Faculty Award

Published Date/Time: 
March 18, 2008

UCSB Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Sumita Pennathur has been selected to receive a prestigious Young Faculty Award (YFA) from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the ce

American Society for Engineering Education Honors Laguette

Published Date/Time: 
March 15, 2008

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has voted a paper by Stephen Laguette, lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, as one of the five best in its Design in Engineering Education Division. Laguette will present the paper, Integration of Industry Partners into a Capstone Design Program, during the Society’s annual conference in Pittsburgh, PA, June 22-25.

Dr. Michael North, Mechanical Engineering Alum, Co-Host of New Discovery Channel Series, "Prototype This"

Published Date/Time: 
October 29, 2008

Dr. Michael North received his BS, summa cum laude with distinction, in Mechanical Engineering, as well as his MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Santa Barbara.  

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