University of California, Santa Cruz

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UC Santa Cruz sits on an enviable piece of real estate 75 miles south of San Francisco that overlooks Monterey Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Among the University of California schools, only Berkeley has a higher percentage of students going on to earn doctorate degrees. The university has a 19 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and for its strengths in the liberal arts and science, UC Santa Cruz was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Since its founding in 1965, the university has been known for its progressive curriculum and politically active students.
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2020
14 Oct 2020

Bioelectronic Device Achieves Unprecedented Control of Cell Membrane

In an impressive proof-of-concept demonstration, an interdisciplinary team of scientists has developed a bioelectronic system driven by a machine learning algorithm that can shift the membrane voltage in living cells and maintain it at a set point for 10 hours.
4 May 2020

Supercapacitor Materials and Formats 2020-2040

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Richard Collins
2019
29 Oct 2019

Smart Materials Opportunities in Structural Electronics and Electrics 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh and Raghu Das
23 Jul 2019

New laws of attraction: Scientists print magnetic liquid droplets

Scientists have made a new material that is both liquid and magnetic, opening the door to a new area of science in magnetic soft matter. Their findings could lead to a revolutionary class of printable liquid devices for a variety of applications from artificial cells that deliver targeted cancer therapies to flexible liquid robots that can change their shape to adapt to their surroundings.
2018
29 Oct 2018

3D-printed supercapacitor electrode breaks records

Advances in supercapacitor technology could lead to wider use of fast-charging energy storage devices and novel designs for electronic gadgets.
14 Aug 2018

Soft multifunctional robots get really small

Robots could be safely deployed in difficult-to-access environments, such as in delicate surgical procedures in the human body.
5 Mar 2018

3D printing method embeds sensing capabilities in robotic actuators

Soft robots that can sense touch, pressure, movement and temperature.
2017
15 Nov 2017

Solar greenhouses generate electricity and grow crops

The first crops of tomatoes and cucumbers grown inside electricity-generating solar greenhouses were as healthy as those raised in conventional greenhouses, signaling that "smart" greenhouses hold great promise for dual-use farming and renewable electricity production.
27 Sep 2017

Way to harvest energy from the backs of marine species

While solar panel systems continue to pop up on rooftops throughout the solar panels installed underwater, in the ocean, on the backs of marine species.
2016
22 Jun 2016

Improved 3-D-printed graphene aerogel supercapacitors

Researchers have devised a method for doubling the performance of 3-D-printed graphene-based supercapacitors.
14 Jun 2016

Novel capping strategy improves stability of perovskite nanocrystals

Perovskite materials have shown great promise for use in next-generation solar cells, light-emitting devices, sensors, and other applications, but their instability remains a critical limitation.
15 Feb 2016

Researchers 3D print ultralight supercapacitors

For the first time ever, scientists have successfully 3D-printed supercapacitors using an ultra-lightweight graphene aerogel, opening the door to novel, unconstrained designs of highly efficient energy storage systems for smartphones, wearables, implantable devices, electric cars and wireless sensors.
2015
3 Nov 2015

Powering marine science sensors with ambient energy

Researchers are assisting marine scientists with wildlife monitoring research and will explore energy harvesting from the environment, using elephant seals for the initial experiments.
2012
8 Nov 2012

Miniaturized Concentration Cells can Generate Renewable and Biofriendly Energy Using Reverse Electrodialysis

University of California - Santa Cruz, United States
8 Nov 2012

Miniaturized Concentration Cells can Generate Renewable and Biofriendly Energy Using Reverse Electrodialysis

University of California - Santa Cruz, United States