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November 16, 2015
Two overlapping research projects involving UC Merced professors could have big implications for the region’s economy and effects on renewable energy, water and wildfires. Professor Gerardo Diaz, with the School of Engineering, received nearly $900,000 through two grants: one from...
November 16, 2015
Bennett Widyolar has been named a Dan David Solar Fellow through the University of California Advanced Solar Technologies Institute (UC Solar), headquartered at UC Merced. Three other students from the School of Natural Sciences were also named Dan David Solar Fellows. The fellowship began in 2007...
November 12, 2015
Professor Ashlie Martini is one of only a few university researchers in the country who work on tribology — the study of friction, lubrication and wear.   Her work and her willingness to develop partnerships has led to a pilot program with the Chevron Products Company that will allow...
October 20, 2015
By Lorena Anderson, University Communications   The University of California, Merced, just became part of a massive, five-year, multi-million-dollar international research consortium that tackles water-related aspects of energy production and use. The campus will...
October 16, 2015
By Mark Lore, For University Communications   Rebecca Quinte is a mechanical engineer who is learning to apply her skills and knowledge in unexpected ways, and that could end up benefitting farmers in the Central Valley and beyond.   The UC...
September 14, 2015
New School of Engineering Dean Mark Matsumoto is not new to UC Merced. In fact, he’s not even new as the engineering dean, having served in the interim between founding Dean Jeff Wright and Dean Daniel Hirleman. Matsumoto has a “long-standing interest in UC Merced,” starting...
September 11, 2015
In the midst of California’s ongoing drought, researchers at the University of California Advanced Solar Technologies Institute (UC Solar) at UC Merced are turning to an unlikely ally to help solve the problem of water availability for California’s farmlands: the sun....
September 2, 2015
A new supercomputer assembled on campus this summer is the first step toward making UC Merced a computational training ground for researchers throughout the Central Valley. “We can do extraordinarily diverse research with this computer, from quantum mechanics to the topology of...
August 28, 2015
Professor YangQuan Chen has many reasons to be proud of his Mechatronics, Embedded Systems and Automation (MESA) Lab. Besides being extremely popular — so popular the lab has to turn away applicants — the lab now has nine Federal Aviation Administration certificates to fly...
July 20, 2015
Mark Matsumoto has been named dean of the School of Engineeringat the University of California, Merced, the university announced today. His appointment is effective Sept. 1, 2015. Matsumoto is currently associate dean for research and graduate education in the Bourns College of...

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