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Engineering News Fall 2017

  • Dean's Message

    Alfonso Ortega, a world-renowned expert in thermal sciences and a passionate advocate for engineering education, joins the School of Engineering as dean. Jumping right in, he has been busy hammering out pre-construction details for a new state-of-the-art STEM complex.

  • Surging Toward the Future

    With an ambitious new STEM complex slated for construction on the very site where engineering's facilities now stand, an equally ambitious plan is in the works to ensure our students' needs are met or exceeded throughout the process.

  • Delivering the Goods

    Bioengineering undergraduate Grace Ling and Assistant Professor Bill Lu, M.D., Ph.D., are testing a new method of gene therapy that safely delivers DNA to mutated cells without using viruses for transport, as is the current norm.

  • Discovery Can Be So Sweet

    More than a decade ago, electrical engineering Adjunct Professor Allen Sweet made a discovery so ahead of its time, he didn’t know what to do with it. He does now! His innovation just may hold the key to unlocking 5G cellular technology.

  • The Internet of You

    Computer engineering Assistant Professor Behnam Dezfouli and senior Angelina Poole are working to enable existing WiFi infrastructures for medical applications, such as an in-home medical monitoring systems, to collect and transmit data in an energy-efficient and timely manner. And Kaiser is interested.

  • Sustaining a Passion

    As a member of SCU’s 2009 Solar Decathlon team, Richard Navarro ’10, M.S. ’12 gained the confidence and drive to take on grand challenges. Now he does just that on the job every day as a sustainability engineer for Google.

  • John Thomas '86 Named San Francisco City Engineer

    As San Francisco’s newly appointed City Engineer, John Thomas '86 faces big problems—transportation, aging infrastructure, projected effects of climate change and sea level rise—but he credits his civil engineering profession with giving him the tools to meet the challenge.

  • Sepehrband Awarded NSF Grant

    With nearly $330,000 in funding from NSF, mechanical engineering Assistant Professor Panthea Sepehrband and a group of undergraduate, master's, and Ph.D. students have teamed up with K&S, a leading provider of wire bonding machines, to find out exactly how ultrasonic vibration enables solid-state bonding.

  • Genentech’s Generosity Benefits Bioengineering

    Thanks to Genentech’s generous donation of an Agilent high performance liquid chromatography system, SCU bioengineering students will work on the same equipment used in the field by a world leader in pharmaceutical discovery and biotechnology innovation.