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UC San Diego Engineering Graduates Aim For Game-Changing Green Chemistry 7/29/14
UC San Diego Engineering Graduates Aim For Game-Changing Green Chemistry
San Diego-based company Genomatica, co-founded by UC San Diego bioengineering alumnus Christophe Schilling, sustainably produces chemicals essential in the manufacture of thousands of products from fabrics to plastics. 
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Computer Science Ph.D. Student's 'Unconventional Odyssey' to SMART Fellowship 7/29/14
Computer Science Ph.D. Student's 'Unconventional Odyssey' to SMART Fellowship
Natalie Larson has three years to finish her Ph.D. in computer science at the University of California, San Diego, and she wasn’t entirely certain where she would find the support to complete her degree. But now she is. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Larson a Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Fellowship, which will cover all of her costs for the next three years in return for a commitment to work the next two summers and at least three years in a DoD lab after graduating in 2017.
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Jacobs School Faculty Among the World's Most Influential Scientists 7/28/14
Jacobs School Faculty Among the World's Most Influential Scientists
Several Jacobs School professors have been named among the most influential scientists in the world by Thomson Reuters. Congratulations to Bernhard Palsson in bioengineering, Yuri Bazilevs in structural engineering and Joseph Wang in nanoengineering.

The list compiles the most highly cited  researchers in the sciences and social sciences from 2002-2013.
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Liangfang Zhang Receives Allan P. Colburn Award from AIChE 7/24/14
Liangfang Zhang Receives Allan P. Colburn Award from AIChE
University of California, San Diego nanoengineering professor Liangfang Zhang has received the AIChE Allan P. Colburn Award for Excellence in Publications by a Young Member of the Institute, which recognizes significant contributions to chemical engineering by researchers under 36. Zhang is being recognized for “outstanding contributions to biomimetic nanomaterials for drug delivery to improve the treatments of cancers and infectious diseases.”
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Researchers discover cool-burning flames in space that could lead to better engines here on earth 7/24/14
Researchers discover cool-burning flames in space that could lead to better engines here on earth
A team of international researchers has discovered a new type of cool burning flames that could lead to cleaner, more efficient engines for cars. The discovery was made during a series of experiments on the International Space Station by a team led by Forman Williams, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California, San Diego. Researchers detailed their findings last month in the journal Microgravity Science and Technology
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7/18/14
Qualcomm Institute Announces Seed Grants to Build Clusters in Brain, Medical and Robotics Research
The Qualcomm Institute at the University of California, San Diego has given the green light to 35 new projects that are part of the institute’s Calit2 Strategic Research Opportunities (CSRO) program. Each one-year seed grant is worth up to $50,000 in support for researchers in areas of critical interest to the research mission of the institute—and the university. (The Qualcomm Institute is the UC San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, or Calit2.)
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A GEM of a Prize 7/17/14
A GEM of a Prize
Two physician-engineer teams from UC San Diego have been selected as the 2014 recipients of the Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) awards from the Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) and the Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM). GEM, an initiative of UC San Diego's CTRI and IEM, supports projects that identify clinical challenges for which engineering solutions can be developed and implemented to improve health care.
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Outstanding students, professor recognized at 2014 Ring Ceremony 7/3/14
Outstanding students, professor recognized at 2014 Ring Ceremony
More than 340 of this year’s 700 graduating seniors attended this year’s Ring Ceremony at the Jacobs School of Engineering. They heard from Qualcomm CEO Steven Mollenkopf, who served as the keynote speaker, as well as from student speakers Pooja Makhijani, former president of the Triton Engineering Student Council and bioengineering major, and Neha Shekhar, also a bioengineering major. Kevin Yin, TESC’s vice president of finance, served as master of ceremonies. 
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