Archive Tag: Energy

APPLY NOW: How UCLA Graduate Student Entrepreneurs Can Pave the Way for a Cleaner Future

Graduate students interested in entrepreneurship can now turn their new ideas and technologies into active business models through two independent funding opportunities with deadlines at the end of this month: Caltech’s FLoW program (open to UCLA students) and the University of California’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative. See funding opportunity information below.

Caltech’s FLoW initiative at the Resnick Sustainability Institute is aimed to seed-fund emerging ideas that can present solutions in the realm of science, energy, and sustainability. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Read more

A tower in Walnut Grove collects data for the NOAA Earth System Research Lab in Boulder, Colo., and the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley.
Florence Low Sacramento Bee file

In an Op-Ed for the Sacramento Bee, Ann Carlson—UCLA environmental law professor and faculty co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change—defends California Governor Jerry Brown’s comments about climate change mitigation efforts in California and calls for increased research funding to support the development of California’s clean energy industry and higher Read more

Adding nanoscale particles of aluminum oxide increases the depth of the melting zone (MZ) in nickel and decreases the size of the heat-affected zone (HAZ). The bottom right image shows how even at higher temperatures the heat affected zone doesn’t grow very large.
Credit: UCLA Engineering

A research team led by Xiaochun Li, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UCLA, has found that adding nanoparticles to metals used in welding and 3-D printing allows manufacturers better control over the melting and solidification process. This finding has profound implications for energy storage and efficient materials design, both of which will experience Read more

This altered crystal structure of molybdenum trioxide opened up atomic “lanes” for more energy-carrying ions and electrons to travel through the material at higher rates.
Hyung-Seok Kim/Nature Materials

A team of UCLA researchers led by Bruce Dunn, Vidvuds Ozolins, and Sarah Tolbert—professors of materials science and engineering and chemistry and biochemistry, respectively—has succeeded in modifying the atomic structure of a long-lasting energy storage material, opening up atomic “lanes” for more energy-carrying ions and electrons to travel through the material at higher rates. This technology paves the way for the creation of energy-storage devices with increased longevity, faster charge times, and the high-power property of capacitors.

Read more at UCLA Newsroom