Fall 2014: MAE/CENG 221A: Heat Transfer
Spring 2014: MAE 254/MATS 256: Materials for Energy Applications
Winter 2014: MAE 119: Intro. Renewable Energy
Fall 2013: MAE 101C: Heat Transfer
Spring 2013: MAE 254/MATS 256: Materials for Energy Applications
Fall 2012: MAE 101C: Heat Transfer
Spring 2012: MAE 225A: Nanoscale Heat Transfer; MAE 170: Experimental Technique
Winter 2012: MAE 119: Intro. Renewable Energy
Spring 2011: MAE 225A: Nanoscale Heat Transfer;
Winter 2011: MAE 118B: 21st Century Energy Technologies;
Fall 2010: MAE 170: Experimental Techniques
Winter 2010: MAE 118B: 21st Century Energy Technologies;
Our laboratory is open to high school, undergraduate and underrepresented students to gain research experience in the fields of nano-science and energy technologies. There are numerous education outreach programs available at UCSD to fulfill this purpose, including UCSD Research Scholar ,COSMOS, Faculty Mentor Program (FMP), and the McNair Program
For inquiries, please contact Prof. Chen or graduate students.
Here are some selected highlights of our recent outreach activities.
Angelica and Celine were high school students from Mexicali and Monterrey, here through the ENLACE program led by Dr. Olivia Graeve for 7 weeks. They synthesized solar absorbing nanocoatings. Edgard is an undergraduate student studying at Colorado School of Mines, here for a 10 week internship through SDNI-REU, studying reducing the viscosity of asphalt using nanoparticles.
Left to right: Angelica Morones, Celine Rojas Schroter, Lizzie Rubin, Edgard Parra
In Summer 2016, we hosted four students in our lab as part of the ENLACE program. The ENLACE program aims to encourage cross-border collaboration by pairing two high school students (one from each side of the border) in a science or engineering project for seven weeks. You can learn more about the ENLACE program on Prof. Olivia Graeve's website here.
Miranda Iriarte and Monica Alvarado worked with graduate student Jianlin Zheng on a project involving the measurement of thermal conductivity of polymer nanofibers
Juan Jesus Barron and Michelle Moreno worked with graduate student Lizzie Caldwell on a project involving improved materials for concentrating solar power
Caryssa Lim (left), a high school 'UCSD Research Scholar', presented her research in a poster session, along with her Mentor, Graduate student Matthew Wingert in July 2011
Brian McKenna's work was selected to present in 24th Annual UCSD Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) in April 2011.