April 6, 2022 | UCLA Engineers Develop Emission-Free Process Turning Methane Gas to Hydrogen and Graphitic Carbon
Researchers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have delivered a one-two punch to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while generating valuable products in high demand. Using direct solar power, the team converts methane into hydrogen gas for clean fuels and graphitic carbon, a critical component in lithium-ion batteries used in electrical vehicles and energy storage.
In celebration of Women’s History Month and in preparation for the upcoming LA Best Bioscience Ecosystem Summit this spring, we spoke with Dr. Gay Crooks about her research at UCLA, her quest to change the way cancer is treated and her love of Los Angeles as a great ecosystem for science.
When Dr. Ming Guo says that she wants to reverse the aging process, she’s not outlining a fantastical quest for the Fountain of Youth. She’s looking for ways to defeat incurable diseases.
Biophysicist Amy Rowat, an associate professor and vice chair of integrative biology and physiology in the UCLA College, has received a National Science Foundation BRITE Fellow award that will provide $995,000 of research funding over five years. [xyz-ips...
A $5 million gift from the Alfred E. Mann Family Foundation will help ensure that promising UCLA research on new treatments for diseases and innovative biomedical devices can advance from the lab to clinical settings. UCLA receives $5...
March 15, 2022 | UCLA Materials Scientists Lead Global Team in Finding Solutions to Biggest Hurdle for Solar Cell Technology
Materials scientists at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and colleagues from five other universities around the world have discovered the major reason why perovskite solar cells — which show great promise for improved energy-conversion efficiency — degrade in sunlight, causing their performance to suffer over time. The team successfully demonstrated a simple manufacturing adjustment to fix the cause of the degradation, clearing the biggest hurdle toward the widespread adoption of the thin-film solar cell technology.
Ateam of chemists and engineers from universities in the U.S. and Japan have discovered how an important industrial chemical catalyst — rhodium — undergoes structural changes during chemical reactions for production of chemicals and fuels.
A resource new to UCLA’s Nano and Pico Characterization Laboratory (NPC) will offer researchers the opportunity to interrogate the physical and chemical properties of materials down to the nanoscale and beyond. Advanced mass spectrometer...
Aaswath Raman, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at UCLA, has been elected as a 2022 senior member of the National Academy of Inventors. The honor recognizes inventors at academic institutions with a track record of success in developing their technologies into beneficial commercial products.
February 7, 2022 | Sweating the small stuff: Smartwatch developed at UCLA measures key stress hormone
Now, a UCLA research team has developed a device that could be a major step forward: a smartwatch that assesses cortisol levels found in sweat — accurately, noninvasively and in real time. Described in a study published in Science Advances, the technology could offer wearers the ability to read and react to an essential biochemical indicator of stress.
With a new location and added instrumentation, the Integrated NanoMaterials Laboratory (INML) now offers a complete set of tools for investigators at UCLA and beyond who study and develop state-of-the-art nanomaterials or nanostructures.
January 27, 2022 | Bluefin Foods creates a better solution to supply the world with cell-cultured seafood and meat
Bluefin Foods Inc., which is part of the Magnify incubator at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA (CNSI) is a cell-cultured seafood company focused on bringing bluefin tuna sushi products to all the sushi lovers in the world. ...