Professor Yongjie Hu and Team Report First Thermal Experiment on Moiré Pattern in Twisted Graphene for Engineering Quantum Devices

MAE Professor Yongjie Hu led a research team that has reported for the first time thermal measurements in twisted graphene and uncovered polarized phonon spectral transport with quantum coupling in...
Navigating Increasing Temperatures in LA

Navigating Increasing Temperatures in LA

  Heat waves and dangerously high temperatures are becoming more common as a consequence of climate change. As access to AC is becoming a necessity as a result, Los Angeles renters are facing issues as many apartments don’t have air conditioning installed. ...

Race to the Finish

Race to the Finish

If it hadn’t been for its muffler, a Bruin-built racing car that corners faster than a Porsche might have won the NASCAR Clash at the Los Angeles Coliseum in February. A 9-foot-long blue rocket, the car was so, so close to that checkered flag. Instead, for want of a widget, the muffler came loose — allowing those crosstown rivals from the University of Southern California to take the race…

Min Jong Kil wins Itherm Best Paper Award

Min Jong Kil wins Itherm Best Paper Award

Min Jong Kil, a 2nd year ME Ph.D. student in UCLA MAE Professor Tim Fisher’s Nanoscale Transport Research Group lab, won the Itherm Best Paper Award. The paper is "Direct Solar-Thermal Formation of Graphitic Heat Spreaders on Organic Substrates". The paper was...

Lihua Jin awarded the 2023 ASME Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award

Lihua Jin awarded the 2023 ASME Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award

UCLA MAE Assistant Professor Lihua Jin was awarded the 2023 ASME Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award. Prof. Jin was selected to receive the 2023 ASME Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award "for unraveling coupled non-equilibrium processes in stimuli-responsive soft...

Lihua Jin selected for the 2023 PMSE Early Stage Investigator Award

Lihua Jin selected for the 2023 PMSE Early Stage Investigator Award

UCLA MAE Assistant Professor Lihua Jin was selected for the 2023 PMSE Early Stage Investigator Award. From https://pmsedivision.org/early-investigator-symposium/: The twenty five members of the 2023 PMSE Early Stage Investigators class are a collective group of...