Mechanical Engineering Latest News

Making mezcal is an art; science shows us why

Experiments show how bubbles indicate alcohol value

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Upcycling plastic waste toward sustainable energy storage

Simple process transforms PET plastic into a nanomaterial for energy storage

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

COVID-19 highlights what we have yet to learn about lung mechanics

UC Riverside engineer is working on ways to pre-screen patients with difficulty breathing for earlier intervention

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Double bubbles pierce with less trouble

Two optical cavitation bubbles penetrate soft materials better than one

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Sterilizing surgical masks for safer reuse

UC Riverside engineers are developing low-temperature plasma technology to sterilize masks

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Fast-charging damages electric car batteries

Just 25 industry-standard fast charging cycles can ruin a car’s batteries

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Highlander Venture Fund invests in Basilard BioTech

The UC Riverside-based startup will use the investment to develop next-generation prototypes

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Business

Clearing the air (inside your car)

UC Riverside research can improve car cabin air quality and help you choose your next car

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside biotech startup will mass-produce engineered cells

The licensed technology is a tipping point for emerging lifesaving therapies

By Holly Ober | | Business, Science / Technology

Making higher-energy light to fight cancer

Researchers use nontoxic silicon nanocrystals to convert low-energy photons into high-energy ones, bringing scientists closer to developing photodynamic treatments for cancer

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Going with the floe: Sea ice movements trace dynamics transforming the new Arctic

Image processing algorithms on satellite images show how sea ice drift affects freshwater flux in Arctic Ocean currents

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Precisely poking cells en masse to cure cancer

Device can mass-produce engineered cells at lower cost, a tipping point for emerging lifesaving therapies

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Crimped or straight? Lung fiber shape influences elasticity

The shape and architecture of collagen and elastin fibers can improve our understanding of lung diseases, including the one associated with vaping

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Health

Lasers can weld ceramics without a furnace

Ultrafast pulsed lasers fuse ceramics under ambient conditions and use less than 50 watts of power

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Steering into the future of connected and automated vehicles

More than 1 billion motor vehicles travel roadways worldwide and that number is expected to double within one or two decades. The rise in automobiles and trucks have led to increased social, economic, and safety issues, such as the more than 30,000 deaths from car related accidents on US highways...

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UCR mechanical engineering professor receives award to quantify roadside pollutants

Near-road air quality continues to be an important issue for transportation agencies. Invisible plumes of dirty air from cars and trucks on roadways spread to surrounding neighborhoods increasing residents’ risk of cancer, asthma, heart disease, and other illnesses. Researchers have found that roadside barriers such as sound walls can provide...

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Seeing inside superfog

High humidity and plant moisture combine with cold air and smoke from burning vegetation to form particularly dense fog, but researchers can’t predict when

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Integrating acquisition and analysis in AI systems

UCR engineering professors receive $1.2M Navy grant to make artificial intelligent (AI) systems smarter

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Awards help faculty commercialize inventions

Proof of concept grants advance new technologies to fight cancer and improve agriculture

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