The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) has consistently been at the forefront of cutting edge interdisciplinary research. Among its many notable accomplishments, HSSEAS is home to the first node of the internet and the first reverse-osmosis membrane for desalination of water. And the faculty and students continue to research and develop advanced technologies that improve our lives and our world. As the Dean of the School of Engineering, Dr. Vijay Dhir will be pleased to participate as a member of the Internal Advisory Board.
HSSEAS has major interdisciplinary research centers focused on advancing basic sciences and computer technology with application to medicine, which also adds to our recognition worldwide. These centers, funded by federal agencies and industry, bring more than $100 million to Southern California and support research and educational activities. HSSEAS is uniquely suited to partner with the UCLA CTSI's four institutions in Los Angeles County which will open new opportunities to work in the basic and clinical sciences and to continue to bring to bear the enormous potential for advances in science and technology which partnerships between engineering and medicine promise.
Last year, HSSEAS received more than $100 million to support engineering research from federal agencies, corporations, and individuals. New research initiatives in biomedical informatics, telemedicine, nano-manufacturing and nanotechnologies, alternative energy solutions, and information technologies ensure that they will maintain their reputation for leadership in emerging disciplines.
Dr. Dhir is looking forward to the opportunity to serve as a member on the CTSI Internal Advisory Board.