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Three lab technicians working in hoods in Assistant Professor of Chemistry Julia Stauber’s lab.

AUGUST 18, 2021

UC San Diego Breaks Record with $1.54B in Research Funding

UC San Diego campus banner with university seal with the words, "2020/21 Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Awards" overlaid.

JULY 29, 2021

Lynsey Fitzpatrick Receives Exemplary Staff Employee Award

Professor Andrew B. Kahng, Computer Science and Engineering,UC San Diego

JULY 29, 2021

NSF Invests $20M in UC San Diego-headquartered Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institute

news-wutsai.jpgUC San Diego among six U.S. institutions in new Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance

July 21, 2021
Research Development was pleased to provide proposal development and graphics support for this collaboration that aims to transform human health on a global scale through the discovery and translation of the biological principles underlying human performance.


Assistant Professor, Ingrid Tomac, and Ph.D. student, Mahta Movasat.Experimenting in Space to Help Prevent Mudslides Here on Earth

November 19, 2020
Research Development was proud to support this proposal on hydrophobic soils, with the potential to prevent mudslides in areas affected by wildfires.

news-doe-burkart.jpgEnergizing Plastics Renewability, Recycling Efforts

October 30, 2020
Research Development is pleased to have supported the California Center for Algae Biotechnology's successful proposal to the DOE Plastics Innovation Challenge program.

Jan Kleissl, UC San Diego$39 Million Grant to Better Integrate Renewables into Power Grid

October 29, 2020
Research Development provided strategic advice throughout the proposal development and review process for this exciting grant to build a first-of-its-kind national testbed to better understand how to integrate distributed energy sources such as solar panels, wind turbines, smart buildings and electric vehicle batteries into the power grid.

UC San Diego flip flops, Photo by Stephen MayfieldUC San Diego Forging a Sustainable Future with Renewable Products

August 6, 2020
Research Development continues to work with California Center for Algae Biotechnology faculty, who received a 2018 UC San Diego Center Launch seed award, to pursue funding for biodegradable, bio-based products.

Engineering students, photo by UC San Diego PublicationsUC San Diego raises $1.45 billion for research, polishing standing as science mecca

July 28, 2020
UC San Diego pulled in a record $1.45B for research during the 2020 fiscal year - $100 million higher than a year ago - representing the 11th consecutive year the campus has surpassed the $1B mark.

news-ucsd-mrsec.jpg$18M Boost to Materials Science Research at UC San Diego

July 9, 2020
The Research Development team was proud to support this major proposal-development effort that successfully secured $18M from the NSF to fund a new Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC).

Assistant Professor of Physics Javier Duarte. Photo by Michelle Fredricks, UC San Diego Physical SciencesUC San Diego Physicist Making a Mark

July 1, 2020
Research Development is pleased to have supported Assistant Professor Duarte's successful proposal to the Department of Energy Office of Science’s Early Career Research Program.

Pranjali BeriJacobs School of Engineering Launches Research Ethics Project

June 25, 2020
Research Development contributed to the win of the NSF grant that supports this project.

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and MURI Awardee Francesco PaesaniUC San Diego Faculty Members Win Department of Defense MURI Awards

March 6, 2020
Research Development is pleased to have supported Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Francesco Paesani on his successful submission to the 2020 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives (MURI) program.


news-earthquake-research.jpgUC San Diego at Epicenter of Earthquake Research

October 17, 2019
RPDS was proud to support the major proposal-development effort that successfully secured $16.3M from the NSF to fund a major upgrade to the UC San Diego Shake Table facility, the world’s largest outdoor earthquake simulator.


UC San Diego Breaks Record with $1.35B in Research Funding

October 17, 2019
In fiscal year 2019 (July 1-June 30), UC San Diego earned $1.35 billion in sponsored research funding, a 10% increase over the previous year.

news-groves-award.jpgWendy Groves Receives Exemplary Staff Employee Award

July 16, 2019
RPDS team member recognized for exceptional contributions to UC San Diego and the San Diego community in support of the vision to be a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university.



QMEENC EFRC LogoPhysicists Brainstorm World’s 21st-Century Energy Challenges

November 15, 2018
RPDS' support was instrumental in winning this $10M award, and RPDS is helping to position the center to compete successfully for a renewal award.

Research on slides, Photo by Erik Jepsen, UC San Diego PublicationsUC San Diego Has Record-setting Year with $1.2B in Research Funding

October 18, 2018
For the past three years, UC San Diego has seen an increase in research contracts and grants, making it 7th in the nation in sponsored research.

UC San Diego Receives $10.5 Million from National Nuclear Security Administration to Create Center of Excellence

October 15, 2018
RPDS teamed up with Research Development staff at the Center for Energy Research and the Jacobs School of Engineering to help bring the new Center for Matter under Extreme Conditions to UC San Diego.

UC San Diego Engineering Professor, James FriendTurning injectable medicines into inhalable treatments with the help of smart phone components

April 10, 2018
RPDS is pleased to have supported Professor Friend's successful application to the W. M. Keck Foundation's Research Program.