Recent News & Events




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Dr. Kevin Wood featured on front page of San Diego Union Tribune

Dr. Wood, along with graduate students in his lab, have created a low-cost ventilator that could be used to help treat COVID-19 patients. The ventilators could be used in lower-income countries or if there is a surge in coronavirus cases. This ventilator is estimated to cost around $500, while high-end ventilators cost upwards of $50,000.


Spring 2020 Newsletter

Learn more about what has been going on within the Department


Dr. Wood creates ventilator to that could help treat COVID-19 paitents

April 2020: Dr. Kevin Wood designed the ventilator in just nine days, after hearing the government's urgent need for ventilators to treat people who have contacted the virus.




Dr. Bhalla's wave energy conversion research featured on multiple scientific and engineering outlets

April 2020: Dr. Amneet Bhalla, along with colleagues from Northwestern University, published a paper in the Journal of Computational Physics in December 2019, and has since been included on San Diego Supercomputer Center's website, NSF XSEDE homepage HPCWire and the UCSD News Center website.


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Dr. Yang's research featured on front cover of the Advanced Materials Interfaces journal

February 2020: Dr. Yang, along with colleagues from the University of Southern California and Arizona State University, had their research titled, "3-D Printed Cactus-Inspired Spine Structures for Highly Efficient Water Collection" featured in and on the cover of the journal of Advanced Materials Interfaces.



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Dr. George Youssef awarded SAE Outstanding Faculty Advisors Award.

January 2020: Dr. Youssef selected as the recipient of the SAE Outstanding Faculty Advisors Award.  This award recognizes the dedication and contributions to SAE and the Collegiate Chapter that the faculty advises for. Dr. Youssef will be presented with this award at the SAE Conference later this spring.


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Dr. Youssef selected as 2019 Outstanding Engineering Educator of the Year

January 2020: Dr. Youssef was selected by the San Diego County Engineering Council (SDCEC) as Engineering Educator of the Year and winner of the prestigious Outstanding Engineering Educator Award for 2019. Dr. Youssef will be honored at the Annual Award Banquet at the end of February.


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Dr. Naseradinmousavi appointed as Associate Editor for the 8th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference for Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics

January 2020: Dr. Naseradinmousavi has been appointed associate editor for the conference to be held in New York City from June 29 - July 2, 2020. 


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Fall 2019 ME Senior Design Day

December 2019: Our Fall 2019 ME Senior Design Day took place on December 10, 2019 at Montezuma Hall in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. 24 ME Senior Design teams showcased their projects that they have been creating and working on since the beginning of the year.