UCLA Samueli Alumna Shares Experience Landing Mars Rover Amid Pandemic

UCLA mechanical engineering alumna Anais Zarifian ’16 has had an amazing career “win” with the recent Mars Perseverance rover landing. Zarifian is a NASA system testbed engineer at the Jet...
UCLA Engineering Alumna Plays Key Role in Mars Rover Launch

UCLA Engineering Alumna Plays Key Role in Mars Rover Launch

UCLA aerospace engineering alumna, Melony Mahaarachchi ’09, can add another win to her career achievements with the successful landing of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover in February. As a lead mechanical, robotics and rocket engineer during her time at NASA’s Jet...

Wirz Research Group Discovers a New Class of Materials: Plasma-Foams

Wirz Research Group Discovers a New Class of Materials: Plasma-Foams

Image caption: Plasma foams created by the Wirz Research Group. Inset photos L-R: Dr. Gary Li; Prof. Richard Wirz. Image credit: Wirz Research Group. Scientists and engineers have long searched for materials that can contain hot plasmas. Recently, researchers in the...