News

  • Jun 28
    2024
    Yangying has won an ARPA-E IGNIITE (Inspiring Generations of New Innovators to Impact Technologies in Energy) early career award.  Here is the press release:   http://arpa-e.energy.gov/news-and-media/press-releases/arpa-e-announces-115-million-support-23-early-career-innovators   She will receive this honor at a ceremony on July 9, 2024 at the National Academies in... read more »
  • Jun 26
    2024
    Daniella Walter was awarded the Graduate Division Research Accelerator Award! This new fellowship is awarded to top-ranked students with substantial research expenses. Daniella was awarded the Research Accelerator Award in recognition of her outstanding research and academic work! We will be featuring weekly student spotlights, if you, or if you know of an ME student,... read more »
  • Jun 14
    2024
    Congratulations to the 2024 graduates!
  • Jun 11
    2024
    Kai Nambu received the Outstanding Senior Award in Mechanical Engineering, a distinction that he described as, “an honor and a cool personal accomplishment.” UC Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering gives the accolade each year to the graduating senior with the highest cumulative grade point average in the degree program.   He has spent the past two years conducting... read more »
  • Jun 11
    2024
    Two mechanical engineering students, Sacha Escudier and Chiyo McMullin, are the recipients of the College of Engineering’s 2024 Tirrell Award for Distinction in Undergraduate Research. The annual award, named in honor of the college’s former dean, Matthew Tirrell, recognizes a graduating senior for showing excellence and promise as a researcher. The award serves as... read more »
  • Jun 11
    2024
    A second-year mechanical engineering master’s student, Anders Seawright worked as a teaching assistant for three different courses this year. He put in extra time this year to master the material of his classes in order to be as helpful as possible for his students. That extra effort and emphasis on creating a positive workspace paid off in a big way for Seawright, whom... read more »
  • Jun 11
    2024
    Trevor Marks has been a part of UCSB’s Mechanical Engineering Department since 2002, when he started as an undergraduate student. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he stayed at UCSB and earned his PhD in mechanical engineering, later accepting a position as a research and development (R&D) engineer, a position that he has held for more than a decade. His... read more »
  • May 14
    2024
    Strangely Shaped Bubbles Tell the Story of Ice’s Formation and Composition Bubbles shaped like teardrops, flattened eggs and worms reveal ice’s inner life BY RACHEL BERKOWITZ Anton Petrus/Getty Images   Look closely at an ice cube, and you might spot minuscule bubbles shaped like teardrops, flattened eggs or even winding worms. Bubble patterns in Russia’s Lake... read more »
  • May 2
    2024
    Two professors in UC Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering, Beth Pruitt and M. Scott Shell, have received a distinguished lifetime honor within the scientific community: they have both been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), landing among 502 scientists, engineers and innovators across 24 disciplines who make up the 2023... read more »
  • Apr 23
    2024
    Congratulations Sophie Paul (Hawkes Lab) for winning this year's NSF GRFP and Sean Bohling (Dressaire Lab) for an honorable mention! As well as a special shout-out to one of our Fall 2024 incoming graduate students James Clinton (Hawkes Lab)! Also many thanks to our previous winners Sacha, Daniella, Gabby, and Charlie for their effort in mentoring this year's applicants
  • Mar 12
    2024
       Congratulations to Daniella Walter for winning 1st place for the Engineering Grad Slam Event for her presentation "The Missing Puzzle Piece: The Role of Mechanics in Tissue Development".  Also, congratulations to Zachary Maches for being selected as Runner Up for his presentation  "Settling Down: Building New Models of Marine Aggregate Dynamics".  Here are the... read more »
  • Mar 12
    2024
    Congratulations to our ME colleague Distinguished Professor Francesco Bullo for leading the team that was selected for a FY24 DoD MURI award.  Professor Bullo’s proposal is entitled "NEURAL-SYNC: From Synchronized Oscillations to Neural Computing, Communication, and Adaptation.” The grant is for 5 years at the level of $9M from the Army Research Office. The team includes... read more »
  • Mar 7
    2024
    Congratulations to graduate student Sreeram Rajesh and Professor Alban Sauret for winning a 2024 Poster Award in the Gallery of Soft Matter through the American Physical Society (APS). Highlighting the Work of Soft Matter Researchers The Gallery of Soft Matter Physics is a pilot poster and video competition at the APS March Meeting that showcases the elegance and... read more »
  • Feb 13
    2024
    We are very excited to announce our 2024 ME Graduate Student Association (GSA) Board: President - Daniella Walter Vice President - Emily Spitaleri Secretary - Max Emerick Treasurer - Faranak Rajabi Marketing Chair - Gabby Villalpando Torres Events Coordinator - Max Linnander We are looking forward to the year ahead and are committed to developing events and... read more »