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Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Research Spotlight: Greg Pierce

In 2012, California became the first state to legally recognize the human right to water, requiring that all Californians have access to “safe, clean, affordable and accessible water.” We spoke with Greg Pierce, associate director of the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Urban Planning, about his research […]

UCLA faculty team up and think BIG in the “Sandpit”

This fall, more than 60 UCLA faculty are participating in a novel approach to developing research projects that address sustainability challenges in Los Angeles, the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Sandpit 2020. The cross-campus exercise will culminate in a pitch event on December 7, where research teams will compete for a funding award of up to […]

Electricity-free cooling system developed by UCLA’s Aaswath Raman featured in Washington Post

A new cooling system that uses ancient technology developed by UCLA professor Aaswath Raman (assistant professor of materials science and engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering) and colleagues was featured in the Washington Post. The technology uses the concept of radiative cooling, or night sky cooling, that works without special fuel or electricity.