Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Highlights

 


  • AMAT team placed second overall in the Advanced Class at the SAE Aero Design West competition in Van Nuys, April 12-14, 2013.
    AMAT Team AMAT, a multidisciplinary team of students from MAE, CS and EE, won the best technical report and the second best oral presentation. Due to the complexity and the lack of clarity of the rules, AMAT team was unable to score flights.  Team participants had to drop a humanitarian package, a 3-pound sandbag, from 100 feet ...
  • Jose Alcantar Velazquez, Recipient of Dean Karnopp Fellowship
    The 2013-14 recipient of the Dean Karnopp Graduate Fellowship is Jose Alcantar Velazquez. Jose is an undergraduate senior student who will begin his MS program in Fall 2013. Go here for more information on the Dean Karnopp Endowed Fellowship.
  • 2013 UC Davis C-STEM Day Success
    C-Stem Day2013 UC Davis C-STEM Day:  RoboPlay Competition and Math Programming Competition The 3rd UC Davis C-STEM Day, which was  held at the UC Davis Conference Center and the Alumni Center on Saturday, May 4, was another success. Harry Cheng organized the RoboPlay competition and the Math Programming Competitions, with help from the UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing ...
  • The 3rd Annual Conference on Integrated Computing and STEM Education was held on Saturday, May 31, 2014
    C-STEM conference The 3rd Annual Conference on Integrated Computing and STEM Education was held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 The conference provided a forum for K-14 STEM teachers, researchers, educators, policy makers, and industry partners to discuss and influence the future direction of integrated computing and STEM education. The keynote address was given by Dr. Ralph J. ...
  • Aerojet GenCorp Travel Awarded for Spring 2013
    The following students received the Aerojet/GenCorp travel award for Spring 2013: Sarah D’Souza: Presenting a paper on the “Investigation of Apollo-Derived Guidance Performance for Various Mars Entry Ellipsled-Class Vehicle Shapes”Akshay Nanjangud: Presenting a paper on the “Low-Order Simultaneous Stabilization of Linear Bicycle Model at Different Forward Speeds”Alan Williamson: Presenting a paper on the “Numerical Study of Contact Resistance in Process ...
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    Astronaut Stephen K Robinson, STS-114 mission
  • Mechanical Engineering Design Team
  • Graduating PhD student Shiqiao Li’s Exit Seminar
    Graduating PhD student, Shiqiao Li, is giving his exit seminar on  Shiqiao’s Dissertation is titled “Optimal Control of Tool/Workpiece Orientation for 5-axis CNC Milling with a Ball-end Cutter”. Thursday, September 12th, at 2pm in 2130 Bainer. Abstract Advisor: Prof. Rida Farouki When a ball–end milling tool cuts a given path on a smooth surface, it is desirable to maintain ...
  • 2013 Japan-US Innovation Award: Mori Seiki, Gold Award recipient
    2013 Japan-US Innovation Award: Mori Seiki, Gold Award recipient DMG/Mori Seiki USA Digital Technology Lab (DTL), Adam Hansel and Kazuo Yamazaki shared the spotlight as Mori Seiki received the Gold Award at the Third Annual 2013 Japan-US Innovation Awards Symposium. The event was held on July 26 at Stanford University. Read more… 
  • Raissa D’Souza Receives Department of Defense MURI Grant
      The U.S. Department of Defense has granted a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Award to a team headed by Raissa D’Souza, an associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Department of Computer Science. The $6.25 million, five-year project — titled “Predicting and Controlling Systems of Interdependent Networks: Exploiting Interdependence for ...
  • Faculty Position System Dynamics & Control
    The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California invites applications for tenure-track faculty position in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Assistant Professor level in System Dynamics & Control. The Department has existing strengths in the areas of aerospace engineering, engineering in medicine, design and manufacturing, and energy systems. In system dynamics & ...
  • Faculty Position in Thermal Fluid Engineering
    Assistant/Associate/Full Professor The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California at Davis has a faculty position available in the area of Thermal Fluid Engineering. The position is open to candidates at all levels (Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor). The candidate will have a strong background in the basic engineering and science related ...
  • Faculty Position in Aerospace Design
    The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Assistant Professor level in Aerospace Design.  The Department is home to the only UC aerospace program in northern California, with research emphasis on computational fluid/thermal/structural dynamics, aircraft/spacecraft dynamics and control, composite ...
  • The Ultrasonic Gesture Recognizer: Natural gestures to interact with the electronic world
    Professor HorsleyProf. David Horsley of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is part of a research effort to develop 3-D gesture-recognition chip could make it a lot easier to use smart watches and head-mounted computers.  
  • A Gestural Interface for Smart Watches
    Professor HorsleyResearch by Professor Dave Horsley and his group on gesture recognition interfaces for computers is receiving significant attention as noted by the following recent articles: Technology Review | TG Daily | Phys.org
  • PH.D. Exit Seminar Stephanie PulfordUC Davis
    Vehicles, Robotics and Controls 11/8/2013 PH.D. Exit Seminar Stephanie PulfordUC Davis Modeling the Cytoskeletal and Nuclear Mechanics of Adherent Cells Event Information   1070 Bainer 1:00pm Exit Seminar Stephanie Pulford Abstract
  • Professor Harry Cheng’s C-STEM Program 2014
    OPENING NEW WORLDS IN MATH AND SCIENCE HARRY CHENG’S C-STEM PROGRAM is changing how kids learn computing and STEM subjects, opening up new worlds for them. Eight years ago, Professor Harry Cheng was finding that few students in his freshman computer programming course had prior experience in the subject. Inspired to increase exposure to computing in K-12 classrooms, ...
  • C-STEM Event at Picnic Day
    On Picnic Day at UC Davis, April 12, 2014, the C-STEM Center hosted a robot soccer game and a station for children and families to build and control robots. A large number of children and their parents enjoyed playing robot soccer and configuring robotic systems using modular robot Linkbots, and watching sample RoboPlay videos. View more…  
  • UC Davis Students Triumph at SAE Aero Design West
    Aerospace design teams attended the SAE Aero Design West 2014 held March 28-30 in Forth Worth , Texas. The UC Davis Aeronautical Design Team (Aerobrick) placed 17th overall in the Regular Class of the international SAE Aero Design West Competition. The team learned many lessons that will help them reach their goals next year. The UC Davis Advanced ...
  • Engineers take part in ‘Walk Again’ effort at World Cup to help disabled
    As seen on the UC Davis website 6/6/2014 . . .  For the complete article go to http://news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=10949 June 4, 2014    On June 12, if all goes well, a paraplegic young adult will take a few steps and kick a soccer ball — at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in São Paulo, Brazil, in front of ...
  • MAE Student, Ashley Coates, will be presented the University Medal at the College of Engineering’s commencement
    Ashley Coates is the 2014 recipient of the University Medal for excellence in undergraduate studies, outstanding community service and the promise of future scholarship and contributions to society. Read more …View Interview…     
  • RoboPlay Competition on C-STEM demonstrates K-12 student achievement
    The fourth annual C-STEM Day was held on May 31, 2014 at UC Davis and UC Irvine. Organized by the UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education, (C-STEM) C-STEM Day attracted 35 student teams for the RoboPlay Challenge Competition, with 28 teams at UC Davis and 17 teams at UC Irvine. Read more…
  • UCD Formula Racing Team Takes 3rd Place in International FSAE Electric Competition
          The UC Davis Formula Racing team attended the Formula SAE Electric Competition in Lincoln, Nebraska. The team arrived in Nebraska late Tuesday night and worked on making improvements to the car. On Thursday, the team did the static events and performed proficiently. The business presentation came just 7 points shy of the perfect 75/75 score.   The vehicle finally ...
  • Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn and her student Anthony White won The Derek George Astridge Safety in Aerospace Award
    Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn and her student Anthony White won The Derek George Astridge Safety in Aerospace Award for their paper “Novel probabilistic dynamic safety metric formulations for flight path determination.”  This award is given annually by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in the UK.
  • Davis teachers learn to use robots in daily lessons
    Robots Sharon McCorkell watches her robot trace a blue-painted circle, following closely but never straying from its route. When it finishes the task, she raises her hands in jubilation.  Full Article
  • Faculty Position in Aerospace Engineering.
    The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in Aerospace Engineering. The MAE Department at UC Davis is home to the only UC aerospace engineering program in northern California, with research emphasis on computational and experimental aero/fluid/thermal/structural dynamics, ...
  • Jr. high girls learn to program
    A handful of seventh- and eighth-grade girls crowd around the table, and one sets down an off-white Linkbot, a programmable robot that resembles an old electric pencil sharpener. – Full Article
  • Engineers develop breath-test device for dolphin health
    More than just “fish breath”: Engineers at the University of California, Davis, have developed a new device for collecting dolphin breath for analysis, which could make it easier to check the marine animals’ health and be used in studying dolphin biology and medicine as well as in wildlife conservation. The work was published recently in ...
  • Professor Emeritus Allan McKillop deceased
    It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Allan McKillop on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.  Allan started his career at UC Davis in the College of Agricultural Engineering in 1951 and was instrumental in the founding of the College of Engineering and the development of the Mechanical Engineering Program in the ...
  • Good news for Professor Dave Horsley’s startup Chirp
    Professor Dave Horsley, representing his start-up company Chirp (http://www.chirpmicro.com), participated along with 30 other UC startups in the CTO Forum’s “Rethink Disruption 2014” event in early November. Vertical Ventures sponsored $150K in prizes to the top 3 UC startups, and Chirp received the $75K first place award. Chirp also received notice of a $750K SBIR ...
  • UC Davis MAE in “NACA/NASA: Celebrating a Century of Innovation, Exploration, and Discovery in Flight and Space” publication:
    issuu.com/faircountmedia/docs/naca100/91?e=1420979/11683682
  • Professor Harry Cheng was selected by the UC Davis Academic Senate as one of the recipients of the 2015 Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award.
    This award is given for Professor Cheng’s efforts with the C-STEM Center, and his tireless advocacy on behalf of enhancing overall K-12 STEM education. http://dateline.ucdavis.edu/dl_detail.lasso?id=15119&dn=031015
  • Professor Cristina Davis appointed as a member of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board
    The Scientific Advisory Board is made up of 54 experts among the nation’s top civilian scientists and engineers on matters of science and technology relating to the Air Force mission. http://engineering.ucdavis.edu/blog/uc-davis-professor-named-us-air-force-scientific-advisory-board/
  • SpaceED sub-committee made their selection of the 2015 N&M Sarigul-Klijn Space Engineering/Flight Research award
    SpaceED sub-committee made their selection of the 2015 N&M Sarigul-Klijn Space Engineering/Flight Research award. Since the top two proposals ranked the same, the committee identified two winners of the 2015 N&M Sarigul-Klijn Space Engineering/Flight Research award. Two winners will equally split the total award amount. Winners of the 2015 N&M Sarigul-Klijn Flight Research/Space Engineering Award are: Bo ...
  • MEMS ultrasound
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/scientists-design-better-fingerprint-sensor-for-phones/ http://phys.org/news/2015-06-ultrasonic-fingerprint-sensor-smartphone.html http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/ultrasound-sensors-dig-deeper-into-your-fingerprints-and-fat/
  • Undergraduate students place in All-electric General Aviation Vehicle – U.S. University Design Challenge
    UC Davis senior aerospace engineering students took home 3 of the 4 top places in  the All-electric General Aviation Vehicle – U.S. University Design Challenge organized by NASA. In the undergraduate division: 1 – UC Davis – “Bladessa”, Ethan Kellogg, Geoffrey Christensen, Junette Hsin, Keshavan Kope, Ben Schellenberg, Michael Starr 2 – UC Davis – “Areion”, Louis Edelman, Calvin ...
  • Farhad Ghadamli Named A “30 Under 30″ Future Leaders by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers
    Farhad Recent MAE graduate Farhad Ghadamli (B. S. 2015, mechanical engineering) has been honor as one of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers “30 Under 30” future leader. Congratulations Farhad! For more information, see this article: http://engineering.ucdavis.edu/blog/engineering-undergrad-hailed-future-manufacturing-leader/ 
  • C-STEM Center making an impact
    Congratulations to Harry Cheng and his co-workers on the release of C-STEM Studio and RoboBlockly for integrated computing and STEM education developed by the Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education.   Much more information on the release can be found at http://news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=11327.
  • Professor Horsley on Advanced Fingerprint Sensors
    MAE Professor David Horsley was recently interviewed about advanced fingerprinting sensors on the “Engineering Innovation” segment on WTOP Radio. You can listen to it below.
  • Professor Cristina Davis Gets NIH Grant
    Please congratulate Cristina Davis and her co-investigator Nicholas Kenyon, the Gordon A. Wong Professor in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the UC Davis Health System, on their NIH Pediatric Research using Integrated Sensor Monitoring Systems (PRISMS) grant to develop a wearable monitor for pediatric asthma. Please click here for additional details about the grant.
  • Cristina Davis – Fellow American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
      Congratulations to Professor Cristina Davis on her upcoming induction into the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). The induction ceremony will be held at the National Academy of Sciences Great Hall in Washington, DC on April 4, 2016. More information can be found here.  
  • MAE alumnus heading wind turbine blade R&D center
    Kevin Standish, who received his MS in MAE in 2003, was selected to head Envision’s Global Blade Innovation Centre in Boulder, Colorado. Envision Energy is a manufacturer of utility-scale wind turbines. More information can be found here.
  • UC Davis engineering students compete in Hyperloop Pod Competition
    A large group of UC Davis engineering competed in the Hyperloop Pod Competition at Texas A&M on January 29 and 30. The below photos show some of the team members answering questions from the audience during the exhibition phase of the competition. Although the UC Davis One Loop submission did not garner any awards, the team ...
  • Professors Ravani and Velinsky Honored at Innovators Exhibit
    Professors Bahram Ravani and Steve Velinsky were honored at the College of Engineering fourth annual Innovators Exhibit on Friday February 26. They received this recognition for founding the campus’ Advanced Highway Maintenance and Construction Technology (AHMCT) Research Center, which they have co-directed for 25 years. The Center has leveraged advanced robotics, automation and sensing technologies ...
  • Western Cooling Efficiency Center Receives Major Research Awards
    Professors Mark Modera and Vinod Narayanan are the recipients of major research awards to the Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC) from the California Energy Commission. Vinod Narayanan is PI on an $1.2 million research contract titled “Energy Efficient HVAC Packages for Existing Residential Buildings”. The co-PI  is Dr. Deborah Bennett from Environmental & Occupational health (Public ...
  • Professor Emeritus Charles Beadle Passed Away
    It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Charles Beadle on Monday, March 7, 2016.   Charles received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts College and MS and PhD degrees in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Michigan and Cornell University, respectively. His PhD research under the direction of Professor H.D. “Don” ...
  • Professor David Horsley Receives Alexander Schwarzkopf prize for Technological Innovation
    Congratulations to Professor David Horsley on receiving the Alexander Schwarzkopf prize for Technological Innovation from the I/UCRC Association, a voluntary, independent organization of past and present members of the National Science Foundation’s Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) program. The award, named for the founder of the NSF I/UCRC program, recognizes David and his UC Berkeley colleague Dr. ...
  • Senior Design Students awarded Poverty Alleviation Through Action (PATA) grant
    Yao Guan, Rachel Muradian, and Joanne Wu, 3 mechanical senior design students, have been awarded $2000 each from the UC Davis Blum Center’s Poverty Alleviation Through Action (PATA) grant. For their senior design project they have partnered with Wetlands Works (WW!), a social enterprise based in Cambodia, to improve sanitation in Cambodia. They will be traveling to Cambodia this ...
  • Professor van Dam Named First Associate Dean for Facilities
    Davis, CA; April 25, 2016 — Professor C.P. “Case” van Dam has been named the first Associate Dean for Facilities and Capital Planning of the UC Davis College of Engineering, effective June 1, 2016. As the current chair of the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), Professor van Dam was named to the position by ...
  • Cristina Davis’ Startup Wins World Agri-Tech Investment Summit Competition
    April 25, 2016, DAVIS, CA—At the 2016 World Agri-Tech Investment Summit, held from March 16-17 in San Francisco, UC Davis professor Cristina Davis won the pitch fest competition’s “Best Newcomer” Award. Davis, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was invited to talk about XTB Laboratories, Inc, a company she co-founded in 2016. Davis says the company ...
  • UCD Team Places in 2016 SMUD Solar Regatta
    From left to right: Jason Moore, Alexis Dorman, Kevin Choy, Nathan Sistek, and Marty Allgeier.   MAE students Alexis Dorman, Kevin Choy, Nathan Sistek, Jasdeep Sullan, and Marty Allgeier competed in the 2016 SMUD Solar Regatta with a custom designed and built solar powered catamaran. The UCD team placed 7th overall and took 3rd and 2nd place ...
  • ICON Aircraft team visits UC Davis Airport
    ICON Aircraft flew two of its aircraft to UC Davis Airport on Saturday June 4. The team of ICON engineers provided a detailed overview of the aircraft and answered many questions from students, faculty, and visitors.
  • Professor Emeritus Jerald Henderson Passes Away
    It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Jerald “Jerry” Henderson on Friday, June 10, 2016. Jerry was a graduate from Davis High School in 1952 and then went on to receive a BS and MS in Agricultural Engineering from Iowa State University and a D.Engr. in Engineering from UC Davis in ...
  • Entomologists, Engineers Work Together to Weigh a Bee
    How do you weigh a bee? That’s the question that brought together insect specialists at the University of California, Davis, and two teams of UC Davis engineering students this year, to try and solve what turns out to be a tricky technical problem. But the consequences are important: ultimately, understanding how California’s native bumblebees respond ...
  • Professor Cheng uses robots and computer programming to get students excited about math
    For the past 10 years, Harry Cheng, a UC Davis mechanical and aerospace engineering professor, has been working to get K-12 students excited about math, especially algebra. In California, students are required to pass Algebra 1 in order to graduate from high school. Algebra is also essential for entry into any science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) field. ...
  • DARPA project targets ultra-low-power sensors
    MAE Professor David Horsley is working with DARPA’s N-ZERO program to develop low power sensors for the Department of Defense. Click here to see the full article for C4ISRNET.
  • Mechanical Maintenance Manager Takes ‘Building America’ To Heart
    As a child, Kosay Abu-Ghaban remembers playing with toy trains and marveling at the power of locomotives. He never imagined he’d grow up to work at a railroad, let alone manage the people who repair freight cars and keep train operations running. “I love it,” Abu-Ghaban said. “Freight cars look simple, but there are so many ...
  • MAE Alum to Row in Rio
      Seth Weil, who graduated from UC Davis in 2011 with a double major in Aerospace Engineering and Psychology, will being competing in the Men’s Four rowing competition in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics. The US team has qualified for the semi-finals, which will take place Wednesday 8/10. Good luck Seth! For more information on ...
  • Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Students Work to Improve Sanitation in Cambodia
    For our mechanical engineering senior design capstone project, we (Joanne Wu, Rachel Muradian, and Yao Guan) worked on improving sanitation in floating communities along the Tonle Sap lake in Cambodia. We partnered with Wetlands Work! (WW!), a social enterprise based in Cambodia that designs sanitation and wastewater treatment solutions. The HandyPod is a sanitation solution designed ...
  • Professor Raissa D’Souza Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
    DAVIS, Calif.; October 14, 2016–The American Physical Society (APS) has elected Raissa D’Souza to its Class of 2016 Fellows. D’Souza is a professor with dual appointments in the UC Davis Departments of Computer Science and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. APS fellowship is a distinct honor that shows recognition by one’s professional peers with less than one percent of ...
  • UC Davis Prized Writing Journal Publishes Report by MAE Students
    MAE students Christina Jin (Aerospace Engineering) and Kimberly Jenks (Mechanical Engineering) have been published in the 2015-2016 edition of UC Davis’ Prized Writing anthology.  The UC Davis Writing Department produces the journal every year to celebrate undergraduate written work.  Each work is carefully selected through a process of student submissions. Jenks and Jin’s accomplishment is especially noteworthy, considering ...
  • Engineering Students Design Sanitation Systems in Cambodia
    One Month in a Floating Village A team of UC Davis engineering students and a nonprofit in Cambodia are working together to clean up the water in the Tonle Sap Lake, one of the world’s most productive freshwater fisheries. The three mechanical engineering undergraduates — Joanne Wu, Rachel Muradian, and Yao Guan — spent the month of August ...
  • Senior Design Project Information
    Senior Design or Capstone Projects are a common culmination to an engineering degree. The general consensus is that the projects are beneficial for the students by providing a helpful learning experience and portfolio boost. Participation in a Senior Design Project can also be beneficial to the company sponsoring it. The course provides the opportunity to make ...
  • Professor Stephen Robinson and MAE Student Etan Halberg Featured on Space.com
     MAE department chair Stephen Robinson and graduate student Etan Halberg have recently been featured in an article published by Space.com. The article talks about the development of a vehicle that would help in the case of medical emergencies in space. This vehicle, called the X-37B, hopes to substantially improve the safety of astronaut landing from ...
  • Professors Harry Cheng and Cristina Davis Honored with Chancellor’s Innovation Award
    Professor Harry Cheng and Professor Cristina Davis have each been awarded the Innovator of the Year Award. According to the UC Davis Office of Research, the award recognizes “individual faculty or staff, or teams (which may also include students) whose inventive, innovative, or entrepreneurial activities have had a measurable societal impact or have a very strong ...
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR FACULTY POSITION IN Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the Area of Prosthetics
    The University of California at Davis has a tenure-track position available in the area of Prosthetics. The appointment is at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. However, the research program of a successful candidate is expected to integrate campus strengths in engineering, neurosciences, and medicine. Candidates interested in helping ...
  • Assistant Professor Seongkyu Lee has received a three-year grant from the US Army for rotorcraft aeroacoustics research
    Assistant Professor Seongkyu Lee has received a three-year grant ($230,541) from the US Army for rotorcraft aeroacoustics research and UC Davis has joined new Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence (VLRCOE) team. The total team award is $13M. The title of the project is “Fundamental Aeroacoustics of Coaxial Helicopter Rotors”. Lift-offset coaxial rotors are currently under ...
  • Free MatLab for Spring Quarter
    MatLab for Students will be available at no charge for Spring Quarter only. They will be able to go to the https://software.ucdavis.edu website and select “MatLab for Students”, and be given access to the software. This license will expire on June 30th. Only students will be able to see the “Matlab for Students” page.
  • UCD Solar Boat Team Places Second at the SMUD California Solar Regatta
    On Saturday, May 6th, the Solar Boat Team at UC Davis competed at the sixth annual California Solar Regatta. This competition is sponsored by the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD) and it is an effort to promote renewable energy and sustainability among California High Schools, Colleges, and Universities. Participating boats are scored on performance, design, ...
  • UC Davis Researchers Targeting Spider Mites With Bug Drone Strikes
    UC DAVIS (CBS13) — Researchers are going after spider mites using two types of drones. The mites are a major problem for California strawberry growers, and a UC Davis team received a three-year, $250,000 grant to study the problem. They are using drones with cameras to detect the outbreaks, then sending in “bombing” drones to drop spider-mite ...
  • Winners Announced 2017 N&M Sarigul-Klijn Flight Research Fellowship Award
    SpaceED sub-committee completed their review of the proposal for 2017 N&M Sarigul-Klijn Space Engineering/Flight Research award. Since the top two proposals ranked the same, the committee identified two winners of the 2017 N&M Sarigul-Klijn Space Engineering/Flight Research award. Two winners will equally split the total award amount (tie). Winners of the 2017 N&M Sarigul-Klijn Flight Research/Space ...
  • Welcome
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC Davis is a large and thriving department, that currently comprises 32 full-time faculty, seven core administrative/technical staff, over 700 undergraduate students, 150 graduate students, and numerous post-doctoral fellows, research engineers, and visiting scholars hosted by our research programs. We offer BS degree programs in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, ...
  • MAE PhD student, Zhongqi (Henry) Jia, received the Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship (first line, second from the left)
    MAE PhD student, Zhongqi (Henry) Jia, has received the Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship and he was invited to the American Helicopter Society (AHS) International 73rd Annual Forum Grand Awards Banquet, which took place on May, 10, 2017. The award news was published in the Vertiflite magazine, which is a publication of AHS International (https://vtol.org/vertiflite/2017_July_Aug/files/assets/common/downloads/page0047.pdf ...
  •  Maria Alessandra Montironi (Alex) and Harry H. Cheng, won the Best Student Paper award
    “An Attention-Based Framework for Context Identification in Autonomous Robots,” authored by Maria Alessandra Montironi (Alex) and Harry H. Cheng, won the Best Student Paper award at the 13th ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic & Embedded Systems and Applications, held on August 6-9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Congratulation to Alex!
  • UC Davis MAE Teams tie for 2nd place in NASA supersonic aircraft design competition
    Two of our Aero senior design teams tied for 2nd place in this year’s NASA supersonic aircraft design competition, ahead of some other rather high-powered teams. Congrats to Case and his students for bringing such positive attention to MAE’s undergrad curriculum! https://www.nasa.gov/aeroresearch/resources/aeronautics-student-competitions/2017
  • UC Davis, City of Davis Host International Cycling Safety Conference
    https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/uc-davis-city-davis-host-international-cycling-safety-conference
  • Announcing – MATLAB Free to Students for Personal Use!
    Because of volume licensing by faculty and researchers, MatLab is now free to all students for use on their personal computers.  For all the details and to download MatLab, please go here.
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