"At UC San Diego, we have unique expertise to design, control and characterize materials and systems for extreme environment applications like never before. We create entirely new classes of materials and devices with extraordinary tolerances to many real-world environments. Our work benefits industries focused on defense, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, energy, advanced manufacturing and others."
— Olivia A. Graeve, Ph.D.
Director, CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials & Systems
January 11, 2021
Comparing new data with samples collected in the 1950s, UC San Diego researchers found that ocean acidification is transforming the composition of California mussel shells from mostly the mineral aragonite to the mineral calcite. Full Story
August 7, 2020
Olivia Graeve, a UC San Diego professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring from the White House. The award was created in 1995 to honor extraordinary individuals whose efforts have helped provide underrepresented groups with access to opportunities in STEM. Full Story