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Secure Advanced Monitoring Systems

Maintaining secure networks is critical for large and high-value institutions, but providing technical staff with remote direct access to sensitive systems and real-time operational data can be vital to protecting value. For example, UC San Diego maintains highly-secure networks, yet there is a need to provide monitoring for freezer systems that contain priceless samples and materials that are often irreplaceable

Flavonol Profile as a Sun Exposure Assessor for Grapes

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a solar radiation assessment method for grapes that uses a flavonol profile. This method can be done using either HPLC or through the computer processing of the absorption spectra of a purified flavonol extract via a purification kit.

A Van Der Waals Integration Approach For Material Integration And Device Fabrication

UCLA researchers in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have developed a new low-temperature semiconductor fabrication method to integrate delicate and disparate materials too sensitive for high-temperature integration.

Broadband Comb-Based Spectrum Sensing

Researchers at the UCLA Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have developed a millimeter-wave spectrum analyzer that uses a non-linear fast switch to generate a broadband frequency comb local oscillator (LO) with a tunable repetition rate.

Scanning Terahertz Nanoscopy Probe

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a Scanning Terahertz Nanoscopy (STN) system with significantly improved detection sensitivity and spatial resolution.

A Bio-Impedance Measurement Technique Using Biphasic Current Stimulus Excitation for Implantable Stimulators

UCLA researchers from the Department of Bioengineering have developed a novel efficient, low-cost, low-power technique for measuring the bio-impedance at the electrode-tissue interface, which can be incorporated into implantable stimulators.

Hydrogel Thin Film-Based Dynamic Structural Color System for Sensing, Camouflage, and Adaptive Optics

UCLA researchers from the Department of Material Science and Engineering have developed a novel hydrogel color system that can be used for dynamic sensing, camouflage, and adaptive optics.

A Device For Continuous Focusing And Rotation Of Biological Cells And Its Application For High Throughput Electrorotation Flow Cytometer

UCLA researchers in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have developed a novel device for high-throughput label-free analysis of cells.

Plasma Opening Switch

UCLA researchers in the Department of Physics have developed a plasma opening switch that enables quick diversion of multi-gigawatt pulses to a protective shunt circuit.

Nano Biosensing System

Metabolites can provide real-time information about the state of a person’s health. Devices that can detect metabolites are commercially available, but are unable to detect very low concentrations of metabolites. Researchers at UCI have developed surfaces that use nanosensors to detect much lower concentrations of such metabolites.

Membrane Insertion of Potential Sensing Nanorods

UCLA researchers in the Department of Chemistry have developed inorganic semiconductor nanosensors that measure membrane voltage.

Microfluidic Interfacial Magnetic Separation (MIMS)

UCLA researchers in the Department of Medicine and Bioengineering have developed a novel magnetic method for sorting cells.

In-Situ TEM Holder With STM Probe And Optical Fiber

Researchers at UCI have developed a fully integrated sample mount for the simultaneous high-resolution imaging and electronic and optical characterization of thin film devices.

New Method For Underwater Wireless Communication

Underwater communication presents many challenges in order to transmit data with large bandwidth and over long distance and/or over a wide area.  Indeed, water absorption, scattering and turbidity prevent radio waves to be used similarly as in air. Acoustic transmission has therefore been the standard technology for decades, but suffers from a very small bandwidth (less than 1 Mbps), whereas a video stream or conventional large data stream requires a bandwidth higher than 10Mbps.  Free Space Optical systems have been developed and tested underwater lately taking advantage of the development of lasers and LEDS with wavelengths around 500nm. In this range, water absorption is minimal and optical communication range could theoretically reach 150m with a bandwidth in the tens of Mbps. Large distance communication and correct alignment between the transmitter and the receiver remain however challenging.   UC Berkeley researchers have developed a new method for long-distance and/or wide­area underwater wireless communication using Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) equipped with a Free Space Optical system allowing high bandwidth communication. The high stability and agility of the AUV allows to maintain a correct alignment between the receiver and the transmitter of two different AUVs keeping the data communication operational. 

Ultra-Dense Electrode-Based Brain Imaging System With High Spatial And Temporal Resolution

UCLA researchers in the Department of Bioengineering have developed a novel integrated brain imaging system that utilizes an ultra-dense electrode-based device. This system provides high resolution of functional brain images spatially and temporally.

Air Quality Monitoring Using Mobile Microscopy And Machine Learning

UCLA researchers have developed a novel method to monitor air quality using mobile microscopy and machine learning.

Automatic Personal Daily Activity Tracking

Researchers at UCI have developed an entirely unobtrusive method for chronicling and analyzing an individual’s daily activities over time, which relies on tracking user activity via their smartphone. This technology has important applications in health and behavior monitoring, where it can be used to signal the early stages of various diseases and disorders.

Nondestructive System for Quantitative Evaluation of Cartilage Degradation and Regeneration

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have developed a minimally invasive fluorescence based imaging system for the quantitative detection of cartilage health.

Simple All-in-One UV Waveguide Microscope with Illumination Sectioning for Surface Morphology and Fluorescence Imaging

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed an all-in-one microscope combining ultraviolet excitation light with a waveguide directly integrated onto a light microscope stage, capable of providing surface morphology and fluorescence information with minimal sample preparation.

Materials for Autonomous Tracking, Guiding, Modulating, and Harvesting of Energetic Emissions

UCLA researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a novel photo-responsive polymer that can real-time detect, track, modulate, and harvest incident optical signals and a broad range of energetic emissions at high accuracy and fast response rate.

Adiabatic Dispersion-Managed Frequency Comb Generation

UCLA researchers have developed a novel methods and apparatus for the production of chip-scale dispersion-managed dissipative Kerr solitons in frequency combs, and their application in mode-locked and pulsed lasers.

Single-Pixel Optical Technologies For Instantly Quantifying Multicellular Response Profiles

UCLA researchers in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine have proposed a new platform technology to actuate and sense force propagation in real-time for large sheets of cells.

Mobile Phone Based Fluorescence Multi-Well Plate Reader

UCLA researchers have developed a novel mobile phone-based fluorescence multi-well plate reader.

Controlled 'One-Cell-One-Bead' Encapsulation in Droplets

Improving droplet encapsulation of a single-cell and single-bead to increase pharmacological assay throughput.

Accelerating palladium nanowire hydrogen sensors using engineered nanofiltration layers

Researchers at UCI have developed a method for enhancing existing hydrogen gas sensors, leading to as much as a 20-fold improvement in sensor response and recovery times.

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