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Professor Eric Walle with Penelope and her mom, Jessica Mohatt, in a scene from the new Netflix docu-series "Babies."
UC Meced psychology Professor Eric Walle’s research on how a child’s first steps are linked to language ability is featured in Netflix’s new docu-series, “Babies,” which explores the world of infant...

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Materials Science and Engineering Professor Beth Nowadnick has published a new paper in Physical Review B in which she examines how to control the structure and properties of the quantum material SmBaMn2O6. Nowadnick’s work explores how the crystal structure, or how atoms are arranged, is closely connected to the electronic and magnetic properties of this material, and shows how to stabilize competing ferromagnetic and ferroelectric states, which may have application in next generation low-power computer memory.

Materials Science and Engineering Professor Beth Nowadnick has published a new paper in Nature Communications that explores the nanoscale structure of domain walls in ferroelectric materials. Nowadnick’s research, conducted in collaboration with researchers at the University of Tennessee, the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Cornell University, and Rutgers, uses an infrared nano-spectroscopy technique together with theoretical modelling to reveal the nanoscale vibrational properties of a domain wall in a recently discovered ferroelectric Ca3Ti2O7. This work advances fundamental scientific understanding of the nanoscale structure of domain walls, which have the potential to be used in ultra-low power memory and logic devices.

UC Merced professor Ignacio Lopez-Calvo, Presidential Chair in the Humanities and Professor of Latin American Literature, has published a new book titled "Japanese-Brazilian Saudades Diasporic Identities and Cultural Production." The book explores the complex creation of Japanese-Brazilian identities and the history of immigration, showing how the community has used writing as a form of reconciliation and affirmation of their competing identities.

Grants, Accolades and Awards

Professor YangQuan Chen has been listed among the world’s most influential researchers by the Web of Science Group, which recognizes researchers most frequently cited by their peers. In 2019, fewer than 6,300, or 0.1 percent, of the world's researchers across 21 fields, earned this distinction. Chen researches unmanned aerial systems (drones), mechatronics, control systems, cyber-physical systems and applied...

For the second consecutive year, Professor Ming-Hsuan Yang has been named one of the world’s most influential researchers by the Web of Science Group, which recognizes researchers most frequently cited by their peers. In 2019, fewer than 6,300, or 0.1 percent, of the world's researchers across 21 fields, earned this distinction....

Economics Professor Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes won the American Society of Hispanic Economists’ 2020 Outstanding Achievement Award, recognized for both her important and prolific research on issues that affect Latinx communities in the United States and the essential role she has played in promoting the vitality of Latinx economists through her coauthoring and mentoring...

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