Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Medical Device Engineering / Wireless Embedded Systems MAS Programs Mentioned in San Diego Union Tribune


The San Diego Union Tribune ran a short story on the new Medical Device Engineering, and Wireless Embedded Systems programs being launched this fall here at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. These programs are the newest Master of Advanced Study programs from the Jacobs School. They join the AESE or Architecture-based Enterprise Systems Engineering, also a Jacobs School MAS program.

Medical Device Engineering / Master's Program Starts Fall 2011

A new Medical Device Engineering graduate program for working professionals begins this fall at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.
“The new master degree program will address an unmet need in San Diego – interdisciplinary graduate-level training for engineers and scientists who are already working in the medical device and diagnostic industries. The curriculum is focused on the interface between traditional disciplines, which is where the most exciting advances in medical device and diagnostic systems engineering are occurring,” said Juan C. Lasheras, a UC San Diego professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), and in the Department of Bioengineering – which the National Research Council (NRC) ranked as first in the country in 2010. Lasheras is also Director of the Center for Medical Devices and Instrumentation – part of the UC San Diego Institute of Engineering in Medicine. "

Keep reading. Check out a new article on the San Diego Medical Device Engineering program on the Jacobs School of Engineering website. "New UC San Diego Master Degree Program Aims to Keep the Medical Device and Medical Diagnosis Workforce Competitive

Silver and nickel nano-scaled devices swim through human serum

Two researchers at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego have built swimming devices at the nanoscale that can cruise through liquids when propelled by magnetic fields. These nanoswimmers ultimately could be used to deliver drugs in the human body.

Eric Lauga, from the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering, Joseph Wang, from the department of nanoengineering, and colleagues made the devices by attaching tails made of silver to heads made of nickel. The nanoswimmers traveled as fast as some natural organisms, including E.Coli, in human serum, according to Chemistry World.

For more information, read the Chemistry World story, or the researchers’ paper in the journal Soft Matter.