Mechanical Engineering Latest News

Scalable quantum computing research supported by $2 million grant

Project aims to make quantum computers easier to produce and operable at room temperature

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Air-powered computer memory helps soft robot control movements

“Airhead” robot uses pneumatic RAM to play piano

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Chance meeting spawned a tech startup for these engineering students

Friends Mahmood Shaheen and Nathaniel Ortiz are taking recycling to the next level

By Holly Ober | | Students, Science / Technology

UC Riverside offers UC system's first master's degree in robotics

Algorithmic bias is one problem the program will tackle

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Electromagnetic levitation whips nanomaterials into shape

Electromagnetic field directs shape formed by gas phase metal molecules

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

California’s worst wildfires are helping improve air quality prediction

New method measures and predicts air quality in areas with insufficient monitoring

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Optical pre-processing makes computer vision more robust and energy efficient

Hybrid neural network can reconstruct Arabic or Japanese characters that it hasn’t seen before

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Switching magnetic polarity at record speed

Researchers develop way to use magnetic materials for data storage that is 50 times faster than previous attempts

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside receives $7.5 million to improve large-scale networked systems

New Department of Defense Center of Excellence will help develop secure, fully networked command, control, and communications infrastructures

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

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

UC Riverside joins new NSF center for the preservation of biological systems

The grant is the campus’ first successful bid for an NSF Engineering Research Center

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