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New bio-inspired technology is poised to disrupt the composites industry

The patented lightweight, impact-resistant technology could change the way we play sports, and improve wind-farm productivity and automotive fuel economy

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

The mantis shrimp’s perfect shield

How it’s inspiring a new class of lightweight, impact-resistant materials

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Magnetic teeth hold promise for materials and energy

A mollusk with teeth that can grind down rock may hold the key to making next generation abrasion-resistant materials and nanoscale materials for energy

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside receives $4.5 million for engineering graduate education

Five GAANN Awards from the U.S. Department of Education will support 90 engineering graduate students

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Physicists name and codify new field in nanotechnology: ‘electron quantum metamaterials’

UC Riverside’s Nathaniel Gabor and colleague formulate a vision for the field in a perspective article

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Federal grant will help develop new stroke treatment

The device aims to reduce brain swelling and deliver a neuroprotective drug

By Holly Ober | | Health

More than $1 million in grants for computational chemistry and materials science

The research will improve understanding of catalysis and develop new photodetection technologies

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Genetically engineered virus spins gold into beads

The discovery could make production of some electronic components cheaper, easier, and faster

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Nanofiber filter improves rural water treatment

An electrospun nanofiber uniquely suited to removing nitrogen and phosphorous could help prevent nitrate contamination of drinking water in small, rural communities most at risk

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside startup receives National Science Foundation grant

Small Business Innovation Research Program provides seed funding for BEAM-CA, LLC

By Holly Ober | | Business, Science / Technology

Award-winning inventions improve electronics and renewable natural gas

Graphene thermal interface and steam hydrogasification receive TechConnect National Innovation Awards

Why mantis shrimp don’t crack under pressure

Cracking paradoxically improves fracture resistance in the pugnacious crustacean’s dactyl club

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Chemist receives Department of Energy award

Early Career Research Program award will support Ming Lee Tang’s research on developing hybrid organic-inorganic materials

Electrons take one step forward without two steps back

Scientists use molecular dipoles to accelerate electron transfer in one direction and completely suppress it in the other. This “holy grail” of energy science could hasten the design of new and superb energy and electronic materials

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

One-dimensional material packs a powerful punch for next generation electronics

The new technology has applications in nanometer-scale transistors and circuits

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UCR metallurgist available to speak about the science of 'Black Panther'

Suveen Mathaudhu is an engineer, educator, and expert on the science of superheroes

By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology

How mantis shrimp pack the meanest punch

Multifaceted design of the mantis shrimp club is inspiring advanced composite materials for airplanes and football helmets

By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology