Rob Candler, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the California NanoSystems Institute, was one of 89 young engineers selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s 21st Annual Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. The participants come from a range of industrial, government, and academic institutions, and were nominated for being leaders in their respective fields. The 2½ day event was held September 9-11 in Irvine, California and focused this year on cybersecurity, forecasting natural disasters, optical and mechanical materials, and engineering the search for earth-like exoplanets.

Professor Candler has been at UCLA since 2009, after spending three years as a senior research engineer with the Robert Bosch Research and Technology Center in Palo Alto, California. His research interests lie broadly in the area of milliscale to nanoscale systems, ranging from miniature magnetics for free electron lasers to miniature force sensors for robotic surgery to 3D printing for soft actuators.