CER News Archives

2018

 

Experiment shows laser-driven proton beam makes warm, dense samples with surprising material dependence

December 3, 2018

A team led by Center for Energy Research scientists Chris McGuffey, Joohwan Kim, and Prof. Farhat Beg have shown that proton beams, which are well-studied products of intense lasers, can locally heat a gold sample to over 35 eV, or 400,000 degrees. But, surprisingly, the heating strongly depended on what material was in front of the gold, suggesting that the energy lost by the beam in the hot materials is far different from what existing cold models predict. The experiment was carried out at the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Trident Laser at Los Alamos National Laboratory with collaborators at Trident, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, General Atomics, the University of Alberta, and the Ohio State University. The work is described in an article published today in Nature’s online journal Scientific Reports.

 

Farhat Beg Named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

November 27, 2018

Four researchers at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general science organization in the United States and publisher of the journal Science.

Farhat Beg, Rajesh Gupta, Pavel Pevzner and Liangfang Zhang join a total of 416 AAAS members that have been awarded this honor because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. New Fellows will recognized during a ceremony Saturday, Feb. 16, from 8 to 10 a.m. Eastern Time at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. This year’s AAAS Fellows also will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science Nov. 29, 2018.

 

NNSA Awards New Coorperative Agreements to Advance Nuclear Stockpile Science

October 15, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) has designated four new Centers of Excellence at universities across the nation as part of the Stewardship Science Academic Alliances (SSAA) Program.

The four new centers bring the total number of SSAA Centers of Excellence to eight. The centers enrich graduate education and training while also facilitating interactions between NNSA National Laboratory scientists and emerging leaders in academia.

“These cooperative agreements strengthen the Nuclear Security Enterprise by advancing areas of science relevant to the stockpile stewardship mission and ensuring a pipeline of future scientists to carry out that mission,” said Dr. Kathleen Alexander, Assistant Deputy Administrator for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation in NNSA’s Office of Defense Programs.
The University of California San Diego will receive $10.5 million over 5 years to manage the Center for Matter under Extreme Conditions. Dr. Farhat Beg will lead research and technological breakthroughs in high-energy density physics while training graduate students at the participating campuses and NNSA National Laboratories. The work will have an emphasis on creation and diagnosis of extreme states of matter—both magnetized and unmagnetized—utilizing computer modeling and experiments to develop a better understanding of high-energy density systems.

View the UC San Diego Press Release     |     View the NNSA Press Release

  

2018 John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research Recipient

July 9, 2018

"For the first experimental demonstration of the stabilization of edge localized modes in high-confinement diverted discharges by application of very small edge-resonant magnetic perturbations, leading to the adoption of suppression coils in the ITER design."
Richard A. Moyer is also a senior lecturer of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. His research focuses on understanding and controlling transients in tokamak plasmas that can limit the performance or damage the device, with a goal of developing actuators to suppress or mitigate the consequences of these events.
The 2018 John Dawson Award is based in part on research done at DIII-D, a U.S. Department of Energy user facility operated by General Atomics in San Diego. More.

 

EVGO ANNOUNCES GRID-TIED PUBLIC FAST CHARGING SYSTEM WITH SECOND-LIFE BATTERIES

July 10, 2018

Union City Site Now Using Recycled BMW i3 Car Batteries to Store Energy During Peak Solar and Reduce Strain on the Grid.  More. 

 

Port of San Diego to Install a Solar-Powered Microgrid with $5 Million Grant from California Energy Commission

June 20, 2018

UCSD was selected as a DOE Award for Concentratd Solar Power Award!  More. 

 

DOE Award for Concentrated Solar Power

June 12, 2018

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Platform for EV charging research and innovation: University of California San Diego and partners

April 26, 2018

UCSD was selected as a GTM 2018 Grid Edge Innovation Award!  More. 

 

Department of Defense Announces FY18 Research Equipment Awards

April 3, 2018

The Department of Defense announced awards to 175 university researchers at 91 institutions in 36 states, totaling $53 million through the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program. Among those selected for funding was Farhat Beg's proposal titled, "Compact Pulsed Power Driver for Research on Energy Transfer and Interface Dynamics in High Energy Density Plasmas". more...

A Power Player for San Diego

April 5, 2018

UC San Diego’s Center for Energy Research, which helped to develop the innovative power grid that allows the campus to generate most of its own energy while pumping less carbon into the atmosphere, is extending its expertise to the rest of the San Diego region. more...

2017

UCSD Receives Funding in the Department of Energy $12 Million to Advance Early-Stage Solar Research

December 19, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $12 million in new funding for eight projects to advance predictive modeling capabilities for solar generation. These models will lead to more accurate forecasts of solar generation levels, enabling utilities to better manage the variability and uncertainty of solar power and improve grid reliability. more...

Rick Moyer elected a 2017 Fellow of the American Physical Society

October 12, 2017

The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in physics through original research and publication, or made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. more...

UC San Diego Center for Energy Research, LPPFusion to Collaborate on Fusion Energy Research

October 5, 2017

A new collaboration between CER and LPPFusion, Inc., a private company in Middlesex, NJ, was formalized with an agreement October 2, with the aim to develop the dense plasma focus device for fusion energy. more...

Can used batteries be the key to unlock EV charging profits?

September 13, 2017

EVgo is testing onsite storage at a pilot electric vehicle charging station at UC San Diego, aiming to reduce demand charges and make its stations more profitable. more...

Orion Academic Access Campaign a Great International Success

August 7, 2017

Researchers from University of California San Diego (C McGuffey, F Beg), Universität Darmstadt (M Roth, G Schaumann, J Ohland), Queens University Belfast (T Hodge) and General Atomics (MS Wei) joined to use the two powerful short pulse beams of Orion together with up to four long pulse beams to explore focusing laser driven ion beams into a small sample. more...

See How This Clean Tech Start Up Plans To Turn Electric Vehicles Into Virtual Power Plants

June 28, 2017

Nuvve, a clean tech start up in San Diego, has launched a pilot project with University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) to use idle electric vehicles as a collective energy storage reservoir. This will allow parked EV's to feed their energy back into the grid and be redeployed as needed by utility or grid companies. The total cost of the pilot is estimated at $7.9 million. more...

Nuvve and UC San Diego to Demonstrate Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Through Energy Commission Grant

June 14, 2017

The United States is home to more than half a million electric vehicles. What if all those vehicles could be turned into virtual power plants, feeding energy back into the grid while connected via a charger?   more...

Electric Car Drivers Can Sell Back Electricity in UC San Diego Test

June 14, 2017

UC San Diego is teaming with NUVVE Corp. to test whether electric vehicle drivers in California will embrace selling power back to the electric grid while plugged in.The test is being financed with a $7.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission and will feature 50 specially equipped charging stations on campus.   more...

Electrolytes made from liquefied gas enable batteries to run at ultra-low temperatures

June 15, 2017

San Diego, Calif., June 15, 2017 -- Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a breakthrough in electrolyte chemistry that enables lithium batteries to run at temperatures as low as -60 degrees Celsius with excellent performance   more...


UC San Diego to be Recognized for Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

June 08, 2017

UC San Diego will receive two 2017 Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards from the Higher Education Energy Efficiency Partnership. The annual awards highlight achievements that University of California and California State University campuses have made through innovative and effective energy efficiency projects and sustainable operations. more...

New EnergiPlant Wind Turbine Provides Power and Public Space

June 02, 2017

Although the U.S. government announced this week it will withdraw participation in the Paris Climate Accord, UC San Diego is charging ahead with clean energy generation and has a new way to harness the wind to show for it. Engineers for a Sustainable World, a student-led organization at UC San Diego, held a dedication ceremony last week for EnergiPlant, its new wind energy generation system.   more...

William Torre Appointed NAATBatt's New Chief Technology Officer

April 06, 2017

NAATBatt International has appointed William Torre, CER's Director of Energy Storage, as their new Chief Technology Officer. Bill  will help guide programming and field inquiries, from members of the press and the public, about advanced electrochemical energy storage systems and technology.   more...

CER CHARGES Project Featured at ARPA-E Innovation Summit

March 17, 2017

CER’s Department of Energy funded ARPAe Cycling Hardware to Analyze and Ready Grid-Scale Electricity Storage (CHARGES) project was staged at this year’s ARPA-E innovation summit technology showcase.  more...

Research to Help Mitigate Future Shocks to State’s Water, Food and Energy Supplies

February 16, 2017

The California drought may be unofficially over, but that doesn’t mean it won’t return. Policymakers, businesses and the agriculture industry can best prepare for that possibility by applying what they have learned from past droughts to future events. more...

2016

High Tech High Students Tour Campus Microgrid

December 24, 2016

As part of their class research into Zero Net Energy (ZNE) facilities, students from High Tech High toured the UC San Diego Microgrid, where they were introduced to the campus’ energy storage system, photovoltaic installation and central power plant, and learned about UC San Diego’s efforts to become a Zero Net Energy (ZNE) campus. more...

UC awards $14 Million in National Security Lab Grants

November 21, 2016

The 2017 UC National Laboratory Research and Training competition awarded more than $14 million in research grants to four collaborative research proposals . CER's Director Farhat Beg is the Lead Principal Investigator of the Center for Frontiers in High Energy Density Science, which received $4.1 million.  more...

Christopher Holland receives 2017 DOE INCITE award

November 14, 2016

The DOE Office of Science announced 55 projects through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. Christopher Holland, a Research Scientist at CER, received 100 million core-hours to study instabilities in tokamak reactors to better predict confinement in future devices.   more...

Jake Spisak awarded Outstanding Undergraduate Poster at APS DPP Conference

November 5, 2016

Jake Spisak was the recipient of an Outstanding Undergraduate Poster award at the 2016 APS Division of Plasma Physics Conference, for his poster entitled " Hybrid Particle-In-Cell Simulations of Weakly Collisional Shock Formation". more...

Jose Boedo named a 2016 American Physical Society Fellow

October 12, 2016

Jose Boedo was named a 2016 fellow of the American Physical Society. He was nominated by  the Division of Plasma Physics and honored for his ground-breaking contributions to the studies of plasma drifts and intermittent plasma transport in the peripheral region of tokamaks . more...

Remembering Sol Penner, CER's Founding Director

July 15, 2016

Professor Emeritus Stanford S. “Sol” Penner, the founding director of our Center for Energy Research and a creator of UC San Diego's engineering program, passed away on July 15, 2016 at his home in La Jolla. He was 95 years old.  more...

Bringing Energy Innovations to Market

April 14, 2016

The San Diego Regional Energy Innovation Cluster identifies innovative entrepreneurs that are developing solutions to the region’s priority energy needs and provides them with a customized plan that includes access to advisory support, technology commercialization services, and proof-of-concept and pilot testing.  more...

UC San Diego Projects Featured at DOE-ARPAe Innovation Summit

March 2, 2016

The University of California San Diego was well represented at this year’s ARPAe Innovation Summit, held in Washington DC from February 29 to March 2. The Center for Energy Research sponsored two funded ARPAe projects.   more...

President Obama honors Extraordinary Early-Career Scientists

February 18, 2016

Tammy Ma, a former Ph.D. student of Director Farhat Beg, was named by President Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

Jonathan Peebles wins Best Poster Prize at NNSA Stockpile Academic Alliance Symposium

February 2016

CER graduate student, Jonathan Peebles, was awarded Best Poster Prize at the National Nuclear Security Administration’s 2016 Stockpile Academic Alliance Symposium.

Bill Torre and Cleantech awarded CEC Energy Innovation grant

February 2016

The California Energy Commission awarded the San Diego Regional Innovation Cluster energy grant to Bill Torre's research group in collaboration with Cleantech San Diego.

New finding may explain heat loss in fusion reactors

January 2016

Researchers at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center, in collaboration with others at the University of California at San Diego, General Atomics, and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, say that they have found the key.   more...

Seeing where energy goes may bring scientists closer to realizing nuclear fusion

January 2016

The team, led by scientists and engineers at the University of California, San Diego and General Atomics, developed a new technique to “see” where energy is delivered during a process called fast ignition, which is an approach to initiate nuclear fusion reactions using a high-intensity laser.    more...

X-ray breakthrough 'opens door' to controlled nuclear fusion

January 2016

new technique  to monitor a process called 'fast ignition' has been developed, in what could be a critical step towards a viable method of creating controlled nuclear fusion more...

2015

Breakthrough: Energy on the Edge

December 6, 2015

Tammy Ma, a LLNL researcher and former UC San Diego PhD student in Professor Farhat Beg's Fast Ignition and Laser-Plasma Interactions group, is featured in an episode of National Geographic's Breakthrough series on developments in energy production that could avert global warming and usher in a new era of clean, safe energy.

CER collaborates on project to improve cookstove technology and policy in third-world countries  

July 2015

For the past year CER has been working with Assistant Professor at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS), Jennifer Burney, on a project that will change the way families in third-world countries cook. more...

CER trains Reuben H. Fleet Science Center volunteers to help present their new energy exhibit

June 18, 2015

CER provided an information session for volunteers from Reuben H. Fleet Science Center on renewable energy sources, distribution and storage. The volunteers will support a new exhibition at Fleet, which builds on the present “So WATT!” display and is due to open early Fall 2015. more...

Rick Moyer leads outreach team in encouraging middle school girls to pursue STEM careers

March 2015

Rick Moyer, a research scientist in the Center for Energy Research, completed his 11th consecutive year of conducting workshops for the San Diego Expanding Your Horizons workshop, held in the Shiley Center for Science and Technology at the University of San Diego. The goal of these EYH events is to encourage middle and junior high school girls to consider STEM careers early enough to choose the appropriate mathematics and science classes in high school. more...

The Center for Energy Research and Lawrence Livermore Lab Collaborate on Study of ‘Matter Under Extreme Conditions’

March 2015

The Center for Energy Research (CER) at UC San Diego and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will collaborate on a new Center for Matter under Extreme Conditions (CMEC). This research involves disciplines as varied as engineering, astrophysics, and supercomputing – and gains in importance as we seek to harness the benefits of matter “in extremis.” more...

Record setting plasma fluence exposure in PISCES-B machine

March 2015

In late 2014, PISCES-B was used for a series of high-fluence plasma exposures to investigate the deuterium fuel retention properties of tungsten, when exposed to continuous plasma bombardment. The goal was to determine whether the fuel retention in the tungsten saturates with fluence, or continues to increase as a function of the plasma exposure time. more...

Bill Torre will test smart invertors under the California Energy Commission's Electric Program Investment Charge

February 2015

The Center for Energy Research's Director of Energy Storage Systems, William Torre, will lead a two-year project to conduct testing of “smart” inverters. His team will build a state-of-the art facility with grid and photovoltaic simulators, which will allow live testing under actual simulated load and photovoltaic generation conditions while in a controlled laboratory environment. more...

Farhat Beg awarded Air Force Office of Scientific Research Grant to study heavy ion acceleration

January 2015

Professor Farhat Beg of UC San Diego’s Center for Energy Research will lead a three-year project with collaborators from the University of Michigan and the Naval Research Laboratory titled State-of-the-art high-flux mono-energetic ion sources driven by ultra-intense laser pulses. The grant was funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Basic Research Initiatives program. more...

High Energy Density Physics Group awarded grant to carry out experiments at Omega Laser Facility

January 2015

A team led by Professor Farhat Beg in the Center For Energy Research has been awarded a two-year grant from the National Laser Users’ Facility (NLUF). The NLUF provides university and industry access to one of the world's premier laser user facilities, the OMEGA Laser Facility. more...

2014

Bill Torre awarded 3.3 million to lead advanced energy storage project

December 2014

UC San Diego receives $3 million award to help advance energy storage system

16 December 2014 - Jacobs School of Engineering News Center

ARPA-E Charges Program to validate novel grid-storage technologies

December 2014 - ARPA-E

A Look Inside Four Solar Labs Offers a Glimpse of What's New in PV R&D

8 November 2014 - RenewableEnergyWorld.com

CER engages students with interactive exhibits at the High Tech Fair

October 2014

Summary of the 9th International Conference on Dense Z Pinches

August 2014

Bill Torre of the UCSD Center for Energy Research on Microgrid Developments, Obstacles, “Solar Happy Hour”

8 August 2014 - RenewableEnergyWorld.com cross posted with Scaling Green

Summary of the 44th Annual Anomalous Absorption Conference

June 2014

Supercomputing research opportunity awarded to Chris Holland and team
May 2014

Chris McGuffey awarded Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program Grant

March 2014

CER teaches middle school girls concepts of electricity at Expanding Your Horizons workshop
March 2014

2013

'Our Energy Future' Lecture Series to Engage Community with UC San Diego Energy Research

1 October 2013 - Calit2 Newsroom

"Our Energy Future" Public Lecture Series

18 September 2013 - UC San Diego Extension Newsroom

Eric Hollmann to Receive FPA "Excellence in Fusion Engineering" Award.
1 August 2013

Mark Tillack elected fellow of American Nuclear Society "for contributions to fusion energy technology".
7 May 2013

ITER blanket integrated product team, led by René Raffray, passes final design review.
7 May 2013

2012

Gleaning Clues on Sunny Days From the Clouds

23 October 2012 - The New York Times

Pulsed Power Plasmas Group joins Cornell-led Center of Excellence in HED Physics.

6th US-PRC Magnetic Fusion Collaboration Workshop will be held at UCSD on July 10-12, 2012.

Researchers reach record performance for ethanol-based fuel cells 

7 June 2012 - Biofuels Digest

Best Reported Performance for Fuel Cells Operating Directly on Ethanol 

4 June 2012 - Jacobs School of Engineering News Center

CER researchers demonstrated best performance reported for fuel cells operating directly on ethanol.
4 June 2012

Summary of the 2012 Joint CMTFO - CMSO Winter School, January 8-13, 2012 in La Jolla.

President Obama Visits Solar Power Plant Using Technology Developed by UC San Diego Engineers

22 March 2012 - UC San Diego News Center

CER researcher recognized for more than 5 years of participation in Expanding Your Horizons.
7 March 2012

2011

Results of proton beam experiments at Triton laser published in Nature Physics.
7 December 2011

Mark Tillack elected fellow of IEEE "for contributions to fusion energy technology".
21 November 2011

Farhat Beg elected fellow of IEEE "for contributions to high intensity laser matter interactions and pulsed power pinches".
21 November 2011

CER Associate Director Jan Kleissl uses space shuttle data to improve solar forecasting models.
17 November 2011

UC San Diego Researchers Map Calif. Solar Hotspots

15 November 2011 - KPBS

CMTFO to host the 2012 Joint CMTFO - CMSO Winter School, January 8-13, 2012 in La Jolla.
3 November 2011

Prof. Farhat Beg elected to the Executive Committee of the IEEE NPSS Plasma Science and Applications Committee (PSAC).
21 October 2011

CER members Lane Carlson, Leo Chousal and Brandi Pate honored with 2011 Staff Recognition Awards.
2 September 2011

Solar Panels Keep Buildings Cool, Study Says

July 2011 - Solaripedia

Dain Holdener wins American Nuclear Society "Best Student Poster" award at 15th International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems.
20 June 2011

CER Director Najmabadi and Assistant VCR Tynan publish a Union-Tribune editorial on the need for nuclear power.
27 March 2011

2010

UCSD to host the 2011 High Energy Density Physics Summer School.
16 December 2010

CER member René Raffray appointed as Leader of the Blanket Integrated Product Team of ITER.
2 November 2010

Prof. Tynan elected fellow of American Physical Society.
30 September 2010

Dr. Nguyen Minh invited to speak at the Global Futures Forum in Singapore, Sept 2010
31 August 2010

Prof. Najmabadi elected fellow of American Nuclear Society.
16 June 2010

Web interview of Prof. George Tynan, regarding various facets of his research, on the ORA web site.

2009

CER researcher Valerie Izzo nominated for 2009 Nuclear Fusion Award.
16 October 2009

How to Keep Nuclear Fusion Plasma Contained

15 September 2009 - Softpedia

CER members awarded a 5-year DOE Plasma Science Center grant
11 September 2009

CER members awarded a 5-year DOE Plasma Science Center grant on fundamental multiscale studies of plasma-material interactions.
11 September 2009

Going with the flow: using star power to better understand fusion

11 September 2009 - Jacobs School of Engineering News Center

Plasma power: turning fusion into a renewable energy source 

11 September 2009 - Jacobs School of Engineering News Center

UC San Diego installs high-efficiency sun-tracking solar panels

27 July 2009 - Jacobs School of Engineering News Center

UCSD scientists shed 'light' on semiconductor quandary 

14 July 2009 - Jacobs School of Engineering News Center

CER scientists obtained a 2-year grant with KLA-Tencor to develop light sources for advanced semiconductor metrology.
14 July 2009

CER members hosted successful IEEE NPSS 36th ICOPS and 23rd SOFE May 31-June 5, 2009

UCSD receives grant for solar energy

30 April 2009 - La Jolla Light via Borrego Solar

Partnership to Expand Solar Use in Calif.

17 April 2009 - KPBS

UC Davis Receives $3M from Energy Commission for Renewable Energy Programs

16 April 2009 - UC Davis News

Press release on the new California Solar Energy Collaborative, led by CER members.

Center for Energy Research participates in Expanding Your Horizons for the 5th straight year.
17 March 2009

Teresa Bartal and Steven Ross named Lawrence Scholars.
30 January 2009

2008

CER to host the 8th International Workshop on the Physics of Wire Array Z-Pinches.
24 November 2008

Engineers Study Fusion to Search for an Energy Solution

21 November 2008 - Newswise

Growing Green Industry in San Diego

13 October 2008 - KPBS

The Call for Papers for the 36th ICOPS and 23rd SOFE has been released. The abstract deadline is January 9, 2009.

CER researcher Mark Tillack wins 2008 Technical Accomplishment Award from the American Nuclear Society Fusion Energy Division.

CER researchers nominated for 2008 Nuclear Fusion Award.

Press release on CER research on EUV lithography.

ECE Professor Ed Yu appointed as Associate Director of CER

UC San Diego researchers create enhanced light sources for lithography

9 July 2008 -Jacobs School of Engineering News Center

CER research to be highlighted on an episode of the History Channel program "Modern Marvels", entitled "Things that are hot"
5 May 2008

CER members participate in the 2008 San Diego "Expanding Your Horizons" event.

Prof. Beg selected as the winner of the 2008 IEEE/NPSS Early Achievement Award
31 March 2008

CER student Tammy Ma wins best talk award at the 2008 UCSD All-Grad Symposium
9 January 2008

2007

CER researchers begin collaboration with Cymer Inc. on next-generation semiconductor lithography
6 September 2007

Farrokh Najmabadi wins IEEE Fusion Technolology award, to be presented at the 22nd Symposium on Fusion Engineering.
19 May 2007

Jon Spalding wins American Nuclear Society "Best Student Paper" award at 17th Topical Meeting on Fusion.
19 May 2007

Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith presents the MAE Penner Lecture on May 14 (see PDF presentation)

CER, together with the MAE department, host the 5th U.S. Combustion Meeting
March 2007

Steven Koonin, chief scientist of BP, presents the 1st CER distinguished Lecture
7 March 2007

CER Researcher Prof. Steve Buckley co-directs new $1.2-million NSF science education initiative for middle school girls.
11 January 2007

CER researchers to coordinate pertor materials experiments at the DIII-D tokamak facility
10 January 2007

UCSD researchers awarded a 3-year, $2.4M grant to study plasma confinement in tokamaks
9 January 2007

The PISCES Team was awarded a three year grant in the amount of $5.4M for research in the 2007-2009 time period.
9 January 2007

2006

UCSD to host the 2007 High Energy Density Physics Summer School.
7 December 2006

UCSD and SDSU form a Research and Educational Consortium on Emerging Energy Technologies with SDG&E
21 November 2006

UCSD researchers to play a leading role in the Jupiter-III US-Japan collaboration on fusion nuclear technologies
17 September 2006

"Fusion Program Heats Up", from Jacobs School Pulse, summer 2006 newsletter
Summer 2006

2nd 5-year IAEA collaboration on inertial fusion energy to begin
17 Aug 2006

UCSD researchers were awarded a 3-year, $818k grant to support General Atomics on IFE target engineering studies
16 Aug 2006

New Vice Chancellor for Research Appointed
21 July 2006

The ARIES team is currently completing a 3-year study of compact stellarator power plants.
7 July 2006

UCSD Vice Chancellor of Research announces new CER director.
28 June 2006

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