Featured Technologies - Engineering/Physical Sciences


Below are some recent technologies developed in Physical Sciences and Engineering. 

2022-250: DeepAdjoint: Photonic Structure Design Tool

Professor Raman and his research team have invented an interactive materials design tool called DeepAdjoint that helps non-experts expedite the design of photonic structures, or electromagnetic components in general. This platform optimizes across materials and geometries simultaneously and supports various classes of NNs such as generative adversarial networks (GANs), variational autoencoders (VAEs), and multilayer perceptrons (MLPs). It seamlessly streamlines advanced ML techniques with improved optimization methods to realize an automated electromagnetic metamaterials design process. An engineer with limited domain knowledge or experience can specify an arbitrary optical design target, and then achieve a photonic structure with the desired optical properties all within a single user-friendly application interface. Additionally, this design tool is generalizable and paves the way towards the systematic unification of ML and optimization algorithms for materials inverse design.


ForceSight: Non-Contact Force Sensing

ForceSight is a non-contact force sensing approach using laser speckle imaging.

2021-359 Seeing Through Random Diffusers Without a Computer

2021-359 Seeing Through Random Diffusers Without a Computer

UCLA researchers led by Professor Aydogan Ozcan have developed an all optics-based system that can perform image reconstruction at the speed of light for images distorted by light scattering and diffusion. By working purely with optics this approach works at the speed of light and does not require digital communication or power. This all-optical approach is an improvement which is orders of magnitude faster than digital approaches and adaptive optics. For additional information about this technology, please visit: http://ucla.technologypublisher.com/technology/47434

Personalized Control of Hemodynamics

Personalized Control of Hemodynamics in High-Risk Surgery Patients by Jinyoung Brian Jeong BS, Michael Zargari BS, Daniel Garcia MD PhD, Chih Ming Ho PhD, Jure Marijic MD, Jaques Neelankavil MD, Maxime Cannesson MD PhD, Soban Umar MD PhD Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperational Medicine UCLA

Fully Integrated Stretchable Sensor Array for Wearable Sign Language Translation to Voice by Jun Chen, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, UCLA

Lamprey Lock: Secure High Flow Catheter Connector 

A secure high-flow catheter connector Lucas R. Cusumano, MD MPH: Resident Physician, Interventional Radiology Justin P. McWilliams, MD FSIR: Associate Professor, Inteventional Radiology UCLA

Multi-Rotors Copter 

Modular Platforms with Multi-Rotor Copters Mounted on Hinges of Gimbals for Form Mechanically Constrained Flight Formations Tsu-Chin Tsao, Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. UCLA

UV Reflective Paints For Cooling

UCLA researchers in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering have developed coatings with exceptional solar-ultraviolet (UV) reflectance for efficient passive daytime radiative cooling of buildings. The coating can be applied by a painting, dip-coating or other simple techniques. Upon drying, the coating, in sufficient thicknesses, can achieve solar reflectance from 0.94-0.98