University of California, Irvine (UCI)

Irvine, California, United States

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Aerospace

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Since its inception in 1990, the department has flourished tremendously in terms of infrastructural facilities, faculty as well as reputation. The programs offered by the department provide opportunities to work in a variety of laboratories and gain experience. The department offers the option of majoring in either just Aerospace Engineering or doing double majors in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering if the student meets the requirements. Cutting-edge computational and experimental facilities are provided to the students to facilitate experimentation and innovation.

The available programs in the department are: BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering.

The research areas are:

  • list items Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics
  • list items Power and Propulsion
  • list items Energy and Environment
  • list items Design and Manufacturing
  • list items Dynamics
  • list items Controls
  • list items Robotics.
  • Areas of Expertise: 

  • list items Energy Systems / Fuel Cell Technologies
  • list items Optimization and Control
  • list items Environment and Sustainability
  • list items Aerospace Systems
  • list items Propulsion and Dynamics
  • list items Micro/Nano-mechanics and Miniaturization Engineering
  • list items Systems & Design
  • list items Combustion and Thermophysics
  • list items Structures and Solid Mechanics
  • list items Fluid Mechanics and Turbulence
  • list items Robotics and Machine Learning
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    Mechanical

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    The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering focuses on developing problem-solving, modeling and testing skills in the students so that they can remain at the forefront of producing advanced technology for the future. The department is home to 7 world-class centers, including 1 NSF I/UCRC. It aspires to build a solid foundation for graduates and make them globally competitive engineers. It provides the students with a conducive atmosphere to enhance learning, creativity, and preparation for the challenges of the professional world of mechanical engineering.

    The program is centered on training students grow into effective innovators such that they can address social as well as technical challenges adroitly. The available programs are  BS, MS (thesis and examination options), and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.
     
    Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Energy Systems / Fuel Cell Technologies
  • list items Optimization and Control
  • list items Environment and Sustainability
  • list items Aerospace Systems
  • list items Propulsion and Dynamics
  • list items Micro/Nano-mechanics and Miniaturization Engineering
  • list items Systems & Design
  • list items Combustion and Thermophysics
  • list items Structures and Solid Mechanics
  • list items Fluid Mechanics and Turbulence
  • list items Robotics and Machine Learning
  • List of Labs: UCI Combustion Laboratory (UCICL); Advanced Power and Energy Program

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    Biomedical

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    The Department of Biotechnology is a rapidly expanding branch which provides an array of research and training facilities to its students. The department established a Center for Biomedical Engineering in 1998 which received a $3-million grant from the Whitaker Foundation. The department seeks to nurture graduates for innovation and creativity in the fields of Biotechnology and Biomedical engineering and inculcate in them a sense of ethical and social responsibility.

    It promotes collaboration with academia, industries and research organizations to expand the horizons for its students. Owing to its strong ties with some of the top companies of Orange County, the students get the opportunity to solve a plenitude of medical challenges and gain exposure. The available programs are BS, MS, Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.

    The key specialization areas are:

  • list items cloned gene expression
  • list items gene amplification and integration
  • list items metabolic engineering
  • list items bioseparation processes (including membrane and chromatographic separation)
  • list items protein crystallization
  • list items bioreaction and bioreactor engineering
  • list items modeling
  • list items optimization and control of bioreactors
  • list items cell and tissue engineering
  • list items the biology and physiology of the human lung as an integrated
  • list items whole organ
  • list items wound healing 
  • list items tissue remodeling.
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Biomedical Nanoscale Systems
  • list items Biophotonics
  • list items Biomedical Computational Technologies
  • list items Single Cell Analysis Systems
  • list items Medical Diagnostic Devices
  • list items Biomedical Image Processing
  • list items Biomedical Signal Processing
  • list items Tissue Engineering
  • list items Biomedical Fluorescence Spectroscopy
  • list items Micro / Nano Fluidics
  • List of Labs:

  • list items Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics
  • list items Beckman Laser Institute
  • list items Mico/Nano Fluidics Fundamental Focus Center
  • list items The Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology 
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    Chemical and Biochemical

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    The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering works to propagate skill development and research in the areas of Chemical Engineering and allied fields. The department prides over its excellent faculty who train the students to conduct successful experimentation in the laboratory followed by implementation of technologies in full-scale production.

    Its strong ties with the surrounding high-tech industries provide the students with an immense amount of opportunities with regards to internships, jobs and research projects.

    The department offers the following programs - BS, MS, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. And the main research areas are Energy and sustainability, nanotechnology and nanoengineering, environment. 

    Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Biophotonics
  • list items Optoelectronic Devices and Materials
  • list items Molecular Biotechnology and Recombinant Cell Technology
  • list items Complex Fluids and Colloids
  • list items Drug Delivery Engineering
  • list items Environmental Microbiology and Engineering
  • list items Ceramic Materials Engineering
  • list items Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology
  • list items Materials Engineering for Energy
  • list items Bio-Nano-Materials
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    Civil and Environmental Engineering

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    The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering aims to not just construct new buildings in a sustainable way but to transform the entire region with utmost care for the natural surroundings and judicious use of resources. The department has a highly qualified faculty reinforced by excellent laboratories and state-of-the-art computing facilities. It strives to provide a congenial environment that promotes teamwork and probity. It seeks to develop intellectuals through education, research and motivation so that they can contribute positively to society in the area of Civil Engineering.

    The department has an outreach to various sectors of society through its interdisciplinary programs and practical oriented approach. For Environmental Engineering, the department aims to impart knowledge through vigorous and exciting undergraduate and graduate research programs. It promotes interdisciplinary research collaboration to address environmental problems and find sustainable solutions to these problems for the betterment of society.

    The department faculty includes world-class scholars who engage in developing new technologies in an earthquake and structural engineering. It aims at providing lifelong services to the society through a blend of technology and environmental knowledge.

    The available programs are:

  • list items BS in Civil Engineering
  • list items BS in Environmental Engineering
  • list items MS and Ph.D. in Civil
  • list items Environmental Engineering. 
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Sustainable Built and Natural Environment
  • list items Smart Materials and Structures
  • list items Hydrology/Hydrometeorology/Remote Sensing
  • list items Transportation Systems Engineering
  • list items Structural Systems Reliability
  • list items Earthquake Engineering
  • list items Water Chemistry and Reuse
  • list items Transportation Driven Pollution Control
  • list items Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • List of Labs:

  • list items UCI Water-Energy-Nexus (WEX) Center
  • list items Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing
  • list items Center for Advanced Monitoring and Damage Inspection
  • list items Institute of Transportation Studies
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    Computer Science

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    The objective of the Computer Science Engineering program is to develop problem-solving skills among students using computation techniques. The faculty aims to instill a passion for innovation amongst the students so that they can develop cutting-edge technology. The department seeks to develop the necessary skills among its students which will enable them to understand computing at different levels of abstraction.

    It has more than 20 research groups focused on topics like machine intelligence, soft computing, embedded systems, to name a few. The department is affiliated to various university research centers like INRF and Calit2 which widen the opportunities for conducting research and innovation.

    The available Programs are:

  • list items BS, MS in Computer Science Engineering
  • list items Ph.D. in Computer Science
  • list items Professional Master of Computer Science
  • list items MS and Ph.D. in Networked Systems.
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Computer Graphics and Visual Computing
  • list items Scientific Computing
  • list items Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning / Data Analysis
  • list items Bio-Medical Informatics and Computational Biology;\
  • list items Programming Languages and Compilers
  • list items Ubiquitous Computing
  • list items Security, Privacy and Cryptography\
  • list items Networked and Distributed Systems
  • list items Algorithms and Complexity
  • list items Computer Architecture
  • list items Embedded Systems
  • List of Labs:

  • list items Center for Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems
  • list items Center for Emergency Response Technologies
  • list items Institute for Software Research
  • list items Secure Computing and Networking Center
  • list items Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction
  • list items Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • list items Computational Vision Lab
  • list items Center for Computer Games and Virtual Worlds
  • list items Ada Byron Research Center for Diversity in Computing
  • list items Information Technology
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    Electrical Engineering

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    The main objective of the department is to equip students with the necessary core competency for long-term success in engineering and entrepreneurship careers. The curriculum has been drafted in a way so as to foster professional electrical and electronic engineers. The department aims to train students in research and education and generate knowledge and technologies which lay the groundwork in shaping the future in the field of Electrical Engineering.

    Its collaboration with various industries like The Boeing Company, Microsemi Corporation, and Skyworks solutions, etc. is highly beneficial to the students in terms of exposure to a varied range of opportunities.

    The available programs are BS, MS, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. The key specialization areas are network analysis, electronics, electronic system design, signal processing, control systems, and electromagnetics.
     
    Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Signal Processing
  • list items Photonics / MEMS Technology\
  • list items Power Electronics
  • list items Embedded Systems
  • list items Computer Architecture
  • list items Wireless Communications and Networks;
  • list items System Software
  • list items Nano/biotechnology
  • list items Communications
  • list items Analog / RF IC Design
  • List of Labs:

  • list items Center for Pervasive Communications and Computing
  • list items California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology
  • list items Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility
  • list items LifeChips
  • list items Center for Embedded 
  • list items Cyber-Physical Systems
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    Finance

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    The Paul Merage School of Business provides courses in finance to allow students to gain expertise in the field of finance and management and generate innovative ideas. Immense emphasis is paid on providing work opportunities to undergraduate students, since complementing the academic record with ample work experience is a crucial aspect of applying to a business school or even starting a business.

    The students are taught in a way that will enable them to unlock the challenges faced by finance in the digital world. The MF in the program allows up to 36 months of training after graduation, which proves to be lucrative for international students since this attracts companies willing to provide immigration sponsorship.

    The available programs in the field of finance are: Master of Finance (MFin) and a Ph.D. in Finance.

    The key specialization areas are

  • list items Financial Management
  • list items Investment,
  • list items Risk Management
  • list items  Asset and Wealth Management
  • list items Real Estate Management, and Forecasting
  • list items Corporate Investm
  • list items ent and Financing Decisions
  • list items Security Valuation,
  • list items Portfolio management.
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    Material Science

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    The Department aims to instill a spirit of learning and innovation among the students which will enhance their abilities to develop cutting-edge products. The faculty trains the students to select, design, manufacture, test and evaluate materials intrinsically. Owing to the accelerated diversity in the field of Material Science Engineering, the scope is no longer restricted to just metals and alloys.

    The students are taught how to design semiconductors, optoelectronic and nanodevices, among other things. The faculty takes special care to train the students for the job market as well as advanced studies and research. The available programs are BS, MS, Ph.D. in Material Science Engineering and the key specialization areas are Biomaterials, microstructured materials.
     
    Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Biophotonics
  • list items Optoelectronic Devices and Materials
  • list items Molecular Biotechnology and Recombinant Cell Technology
  • list items Complex Fluids and Colloid
  • list items Drug Delivery Engineering
  • list items Environmental Microbiology and Engineering
  • list items Ceramic Materials Engineering
  • list items Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology
  • list items Materials Engineering for Energy
  • list items Bio-Nano-Materials
  • List of Labs: Materials Characterization Center (MC2)