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  • Peet’s Coffee Pledges $250,000 to Advance Coffee Research
    Associate professor William Ristenpart talks with UC Davis students Sabrina Perell and Kyle Phan about the taste of their brew during a “Design of Coffee” class in 2015. Photo credit: Gregory UrquiagaGift Will Fund Peet’s Coffee Pilot Roastery in First-of-its-Kind Coffee Center First university research center in the world to focus on post-harvest coffee New Coffee Center will carry out research and teaching, collaborate with industry Grew from popular engineering class, ‘Design of Coffee’ Peet’s Coffee announced a pledge of $250,000 to UC Davis on September 7, 2016, to fund ...

 

 

 


  • 2017 College of Engineering Undergraduate Student Awards
    DAVIS, Calif.; May 22, 2017 –The UC Davis College of Engineering will recognize outstanding students and scholars at the college’s Undergraduate Student Awards on May 31. These students demonstrate the best in leadership, academic achievement, and service both in and out of the classroom. Student scholars and department citation award winners will be honored on May 31 ...
  • 2017 College of Engineering Outstanding Staff Award Winners
    DAVIS, Calif.; May 22, 2017 –The UC Davis College of Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of the college’s first annual Outstanding Staff Awards. The awards recognize and honor staff whose performance demonstrates a strong commitment to the mission and vision of the college. The awards carry the same distinction as the existing faculty awards. ...
  • UC Davis Solar Boat Team Places Second at the SMUD California Solar Regatta
    DAVIS, Calif.; May 16, 2017 – The UC Davis Solar Boat Team placed second overall at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s May 6 California Solar Regatta college competition. The annual event, now in its sixth year, is sponsored by SMUD to promote renewable energy and sustainability among California high schools, colleges and universities. The engineering team and their solar boat, Helios, ...
  • Hussain Al-Asaad Wins Distinguished Teaching Award
    DAVIS, Calif.; May 9, 2017–UC Davis College of Engineering Associate Professor Hussain Al-Asaad is the recipient of a UC Davis 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award for his outstanding undergraduate teaching in electrical and computer engineering. In nominating Al-Asaad for the award, students cited his mastery of electrical and computer engineering and expressed heartfelt affection for his teaching style. Undergraduate ...
  • UC Davis DryCard invention wins competition to reduce food loss in Africa
    By Brenda Dawson DAVIS, Calif.; April 27, 2017 – A new, low-cost invention from the University of California, Davis, to help prevent food spoilage has been named as the top emerging technology for reducing food loss and waste across the African continent. The tool, called the DryCard, shows farmers whether their dried food products are dry enough to store ...
  • Eric Berg Receives 2017 Munir Award
    DAVIS, Calif.; May 1, 2017 – The College of Engineering’s Awards Committee has selected Dr. Eric Berg as the winner of the 2017 Zuhair A. Munir Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation. Berg’s award-winning dissertation, “Detectors, Algorithms, and Scanner Technology for Total-Body PET,” focuses on developing a whole new paradigm for medical imaging. As part of his research, ...
  • Four UC Davis Biomedical Engineering Faculty Inducted into the 2017 AIMBE College of Fellows
    DAVIS, Calif.; April 30, 2017 – The UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering is proud to announce that four of its distinguished faculty have been inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. AIMBE Fellows represent the top 2 percent of the most accomplished leaders in the field ...
  • College Honors Two Faculty Members Elected to National Academy of Engineering
    DAVIS, Calif.; April 21, 2017 – Faculty, friends, staff and students gathered on Wednesday, April 19 for an evening reception to honor the election of Professors Deb Niemeier and Ross Boulanger to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest honors in the profession. Dean Jennifer Sinclair Curtis opened the reception with heartfelt congratulations to Niemeier and ...
  • Picnic Day 2017: College of Engineering Events
    Picnic DayDAVIS, Calif.; April 17, 2017 – Picnic Day is a UC Davis “open house” tradition to showcase the great breadth and high excellence of what UC Davis and the city of Davis have to offer. This year’s theme, “Growing Together,” highlights the growth of UC Davis since its start in 1908 as the University Farm School and ...
  • Decision Day 2017: College of Engineering Majors and Activities
    DAVIS, Calif.; April 06, 2017 – The UC Davis College of Engineering faculty, staff, student organizations, and design teams look forward to welcoming incoming freshman on April 8 for Decision Day 2017. Below are some of the activities being offered by the College of Engineering. MAJORS & ACTIVITIES FAIRE STUDENT PROJECT DEMONSTRATIONS 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Computer ...
  • Bruce Gates Recipient of Michel Boudart Award for Advances in Catalysis
    DAVIS, Calif.; April 04, 2017 – Dr. Bruce C. Gates, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at UC Davis, was recently announced as the recipient of the 2017 Michel Boudart Award for Advances in Catalysis for his pioneering contributions to the field. The award recognizes the development of new methods or concepts that advance the understanding and ...
  • Alumni Honored at College of Engineering Awards Dinner
    DAVIS, Calif.; March 27, 2017–The UC Davis College of Engineering celebrated outstanding faculty and alumni last month at its annual Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal awards ceremony at the Mondavi Center. More than 120 alumni, faculty, staff, and friends gathered on Feb. 23 to recognize notable graduates whose professional and personal achievements have brought special honor to ...
  • Superhero Science Meets Real-World Engineering in Return of Popular Undergraduate Course
    DAVIS, Calif.; March 28, 2017–Have you ever wondered if cosmic radiation can actually produce the superpowers of characters like Mister Fantastic or the Invisible Woman? Or if there is a real-world equivalent to the adamantium in Wolverine’s claws? With the return of the popular engineering course that’s open to all students, Materials Marvels: The Science of ...
  • Distinguished Lecture Sparks Student Interest in Smart Grid Technology, Renewable Energy
    DAVIS, Calif.; March 27, 2017-Special guest lecturer Dr. H. Vincent Poor discussed the growing benefits of smart grid technology at a Feb. 16 Distinguished Lecture, “Smart Grid: Energy Meets Information,” hosted by the UC Davis College of Engineering. Poor is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University and served as dean of Princeton’s School of ...
  • UC Davis College of Engineering 2018 Graduate Rankings
    DAVIS, Calif.; March 16, 2017–The UC Davis College of Engineering continues to rank among the nation’s top public graduate engineering schools, according to the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings of America’s Best Colleges. The report ranks the College of Engineering 20th among public institutions and 34th – tied with Boston University – among both ...
  • Two Faculty Members Elected to National Academy of Engineering
    DAVIS, Calif.; February 8, 2017-Two engineering professors at the University of California, Davis, Deb Niemeier and Ross Boulanger, have been elected as members of the National Academy of Engineering, among the highest honors in the profession. Both are faculty members in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis College of Engineering. “This is a first ...
  • UC Davis Engineering Week Schedule
    February 21-24, 2017 The UC Davis College of Engineering, joining colleges and universities across the country, will celebrate National Engineers Week this month. Come celebrate engineering at UC Davis with this four-day long event featuring activities and speakers. Engineering Week (E-Week) includes hands-on activities like launching bottle rockets, participating in an Ideathon that showcases the latest technology ...
  • Memorial Fund Established for Dr. Chao Wei Yu
    DAVIS, Calif.; January 27, 2017–Dr. Chao Wei Yu passed away November 1, 2016 at the age of 35 after a long battle with cancer. Chao Wei was a postdoctoral scholar in the UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. He was a great friend of the College of Engineering, a true scholar, and inspiring ...
  • Third Annual Make-a-thon Looks Blindness in the Eye
    DAVIS, Calif.; January 25, 2017–Sixty-four students from universities all over California competed in the UC Davis Biomedical Engineering Society student chapter’s third annual Make-a-thon January 14-16, 2017. The Make-a-thon happens every Martin Luther King Day weekend because it is a three-day weekend and students work around the clock for 72 hours to fabricate a working ...
  • Professors Jeoh and Kendall Named Chancellor’s Fellows
    DAVIS, Calif.; January 10, 2017–Two of the 11 UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellows selected this year are engineering faculty who are specializing in sustainability. Tina Jeoh Tina Jeoh, associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering, is noted for her work in developing sustainable biofuels and bio-based products. Jeoh is investigating how to best commercialize the conversion of cellulosic biomass – tough, ...