UCLA MAE Alumna Mei-Li Hey: Engineering as Art: From James Webb Space Telescope to Pit Latrines in Uganda

For Mei-Li Hey M.S. ’19, engineering isn’t all that different from art. In fact, the Northrop Grumman mechanical design engineer says that if she hadn’t discovered an enthusiasm for engineering, she...
Jonathan Hopkins wins the 2021 JMR Best Paper Award

Jonathan Hopkins wins the 2021 JMR Best Paper Award

UCLA MAE Professor Jonathan Hopkins and three other researchers’ paper "Compliant Mechanisms That Use Static Balancing to Achieve Dramatically Different States of Stiffness” was chosen as the Winner of the 2021 Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics (JMR) Best Paper...

Concerns over Russian cyberattacks against U.S.

Concerns over Russian cyberattacks against U.S.

“After the defenses, you still have to have resilience. Let’s say we have two power plants and one goes down — can the other one take the load of this one, and what does it need to do?” said UCLA’s Rajit Gadh.

Low-Power Lasers Could Send Low Cost Probes to Far Reaches of Space

Low-Power Lasers Could Send Low Cost Probes to Far Reaches of Space

Space exploration can be very costly and slow, tacking years if not decades of flight time. Now in a study led by MAE PhD student Ho-Ting Tung and Professor Artur Davoyan a new concept for fast sailing with the use of lasers was developed. A paper by the team...