DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: ENGINEERING THE LIFE SCIENCES
MAY 19, 2008
The Lasers, Flames and Aerosols Group (LFA) associated with Professor Derek Dunn-Rankin at UC Irvine is seeking a research specialist for advanced modeling of electric field effects on laminar diffusion flames. The successful candidate will work with colleagues at National Laboratories and at UCI to simulate experiments of hydrocarbon flames under the influence of electric fields.
Specific responsibilities will include:
“I hope we’re enabled to make a difference,” said UC Irvine engineering professor Jack Brouwer, who is leading the team planning to retrofit Oak View, one of a dozen similar teams working on competing plans to transform existing cities and farms into emission free zones that can be replicated throughout California.
As technology evolves, the lines between science and science fiction continue to blur. Engineers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) sought to create the power of invisibility—or at least a coating that could hide objects from thermal vision devices, which detect differences in temperature by sensing infrared wavelengths.
"They're facing the possibility of chronically flooded streets within the decade," said Brett Sanders, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at UC Irvine. "Without actions, you're going to have chronically flooded streets and neighborhoods that are unlivable unless steps are taken."
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EECS faculty engage in diverse and comprehensive research into the circuits and devices that make-up the fundamental building blocks of complex electronic systems. This includes research related to communications, signal processing, radio frequency devices, networking, digital imaging, integrated systems, nano-technology, optical devices and power electronics.
The Samueli School pursues research that is timely, socially responsible and trendsetting. Building on a strong foundation of fundamental engineering areas, ranging from mechanics to electronic devices, four thrust areas have been identified to shape the future of research in the Samueli School. These thrust areas catalyze pioneering research by engaging a broad spectrum of School faculty, drawing researchers from outside of engineering, attracting the most talented graduate students and focusing attention and resources on the most important engineering challenges of our times.
In "A Guide for Using Mechanical Stimulation to Enhance Tissue-Engineered Articular Cartilage Properties," coauthors Evelia Salinas, Jerry Hu, PhD, and Kyriacos Athanasiou, PhD, University of California, Irvine, provide a comprehensive overview of the significant progress that has been made in the optimization of loading parameters in AC constructs.
The Samueli School is at the forefront of engineering education and innovative technological advancements and development. Home to or affiliated with more than a dozen research centers and experimental facilities, the Samueli School generates leading-edge, interdisciplinary scientific research and technology. Prominent centers include:
Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) - provides education, research and development, beta testing, and demonstration to bring new energy technologies to market. Research is supported by the National Fuel Cell Research Center, the UCI Combustion Laboratory and the Beta Testing and Demonstration Laboratories (DTTF).
Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (BLI) - a leading interdisciplinary center dedicated to optics and photonics in Biology and Medicine. As a campus-wide program, the BLI bridges Engineering and Medicine through state-of-the-art technology development, clinical translation, and commercialization of Biophotonic medical devices.
Despite its relative youth, the Samueli School of Engineering has already distinguished itself as one of the most dynamic and innovative institutions in the world. Southern California has always been a center of creativity, and our bright and talented engineering faculty are no different -- they are leaders in their disciplines and have achieved worldwide recognition for their research and ingenious activities.
Constantinos V. Chrysikopoulos: Environmental Engineering, fate and transport of contaminants in the subsurface, acoustically enhanced remidiation of auquifers contaminated with multicomponent nonaqueous phase liquids, virus transport in saturated as well as unsaturated porus and fractured media, polydisperse colloid transport in fractured media, and reactive contaminant/colloid co-transport in the subsurface.