Mechanical Engineering Latest News

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

UC Riverside research could eventually lead to advances in pulmonary healthcare

Scientists are just beginning to understand the mechanics of the lung

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Silicone membranes create micron-scale temperature maps

Development could improve microfluidic devices used for point-of-care diagnostics

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Engineering graduate student is Ford Foundation fellow

Vicente Robles aims to develop a new method to deliver therapeutic agents directly into living cells

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