A partnership between UC Santa Cruz and NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley to foster collaboration, innovation, and research among our Affiliates at the intersection of academia, government, and industry. Our Affiliates conduct and leverage collaborative research in one or more of these three centers of exellence:
  • Astrobiology, Synthetic Biology (SynBio), Space Biosciences
  • Sensors and Networks
  • Energy and Sustainability Solutions
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Welcome to the ASL

The Advanced Studies Laboratory (ASL) provides a partnership between NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Supported by a Space Act Agreement between the partners and directed from UCSC's Silicon Valley Initiatives, ASL is making innovation practical by creating a shared research space at NASA ARC operated by UCSC.

Advanced Control and Level-crossing Prediction Techniques to Increase Efficiencies in Ames' Sustainability Base with Robin Franz on Decebmer 9th

Robin Franz, visiting graduate student at UC Berkeley by arrangement through his professor Manfred Morari in the Automatic Control Laboratory at ETH Zurich, and Dr. Francesco Borrelli in the Model Predictive Control Laboratory at UC Berkeley, will present a seminar, “A Comparison of Model Predictive Control (MPC) to the Existing Traditional PID Control Algorithm for Building-side Hot Water Pumps in Sustainability Base”, hosted by the ASL on Tuesday, December 9th.

Overcoming Fundamental Limitations of In Vitro Diagnostics Using NanoPlasmonic BioNEMS and Optofluidic Metasurfaces with Ali Yanik at ASL on Decebmer 11th

Ali Yanik, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Jack Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, will present a seminar, "NanoPlasmonic BioNEMS and Optofluidic Metasurfaces​", at the ASL on Thursday, December 11th. The event will be held in Building N239, Room #B39 from 1:00-2:00pm.

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