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  • NASA Engineer and UC Davis Alum Shares “Curiosity” With Students
    Adam Steltzner returned to UC Davis on Jan. 19 to talk to students about landing NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover and his role in the upcoming Mars 2020 Rover Mission. Photo: Maria Ines Perez-Vargas/UC Davis.By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Feb. 1, 2018 – Last month, UC Davis alumnus Adam Steltzner, now a chief engineer for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Mars 2020 Project, returned to Davis to tell students about his role in the 2012 landing of the Mars Curiosity rover and to share his insights on the power of human ...

 

 

 


  • Saif Islam Named International Society for Optics and Photonics Fellow
    By Hannah Fong and Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Feb. 09, 2018 – Electrical and computer engineering department chair and professor M. Saif Islam has been named a Fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics, formerly known as Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Islam was one of 73 SPIE members from around the globe who ...
  • UC Davis Chancellor May, Professor Lund Elected to National Academy of Engineering
    By Andy Fell DAVIS, Calif.; Feb 7, 2018 – Gary S. May, chancellor of the University of California, Davis, and Jay Lund, distinguished professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the university’s Center for Watershed Sciences, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the academy announced today (Feb. 7). Election to the academy is ...
  • College Celebrates Distinguished Alumni
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Feb. 06, 2018 –The UC Davis College of Engineering gathered alumni, faculty, students and friends on Friday, Jan. 19 for the college’s annual Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal awards ceremony and alumni celebration at the Mondavi Center. More than 120 people attended the event to recognize notable graduates whose professional and personal achievements have brought ...
  • Jean VanderGheynst Selected for HERS Institute Women in STEM Leadership Program
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Feb 2, 2018 – Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) announced yesterday that Jean VanderGheynst, executive associate dean of research and graduate studies at the UC Davis College of Engineering, was selected to attend the 2018 HERS Luce Program for Women in STEM Leadership – an intensive, two-week residential program designed to prepare women to ...
  • Moving Beyond Silicon to More Powerful Electronics
      By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Feb 2, 2018 – Researchers from UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara have developed and scaled a high-voltage, more efficient power transistor that has the potential to increase the efficiency of smartphones, high-speed trains and electric cars. Modern power converters are based on solid-state devices: electronic devices with no moving parts, ...
  • NASA Engineer and UC Davis Alum Shares “Curiosity” With Students
    Adam Steltzner returned to UC Davis on Jan. 19 to talk to students about landing NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover and his role in the upcoming Mars 2020 Rover Mission. Photo: Maria Ines Perez-Vargas/UC Davis.By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Feb. 1, 2018 – Last month, UC Davis alumnus Adam Steltzner, now a chief engineer for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Mars 2020 Project, returned to Davis to tell students about his role in the 2012 landing of the Mars Curiosity rover and to share his insights on the power of human ...
  • UC Davis and NAIST Students Take on Thermodynamic Challenge
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Feb 1, 2018 – On Thursday January 25, visiting graduate students from Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan and UC Davis chemical engineering graduate students collaborated in an engineering design challenge to create a container for a temperature-sensitive drug to be shipped overseas. Eight teams consisting of four or ...
  • La Marzocco Partners with UC Davis to Advance Coffee Science
    $750,000 pledge represents the largest gift to date to help UC Davis build the first post-harvest coffee research facility in the U.S.   SEATTLE; Jan. 25, 2018 – La Marzocco, a world leader in espresso machine innovation since 1927, has pledged $750,000 to the University of California, Davis to help fund a new Coffee Center building and ...
  • Winter Distinguished Lecture: Crafting Porous Ceramics for Applications in Biology, Sustainability and More
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Jan. 22, 2018 –The College of Engineering’s Winter Distinguished Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Katherine T. Faber, the Simon Ramo Professor of Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology. The one-hour lecture, “Probing Pore Space: Crafting Porous Ceramics for Applications from Biology to Sustainability,” will take place next Tuesday, ...
  • Controlling Invasive Shrimp to Improve Water Clarity in Lake Tahoe
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Jan. 19, 2018 –A University of California, Davis research team led by civil and environmental engineering professors Geoff Schladow and Alex Forrest, along with environmental science and policy professor Steve Sadro, is launching a new project this month to test and optimize a strategy to improve water clarity in Emerald ...
  • College of Engineering Alumni Celebration
    UC Davis Engineering alumni DAVIS, Calif.; Jan. 02, 2018 – Each year the UC Davis College of Engineering recognizes several of its notable graduates with the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal (DEAM). The 2017 DEAM winners will be honored at a college alumni celebration at 6 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the UC Davis Mondavi Center. The evening will include a cocktail ...
  • Daniel Gusfield Named Association for Computer Machinery Fellow
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Dec. 12, 2017 – Daniel Gusfield, a distinguished professor of computer science at the University of California, Davis, has been named Fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery for his contributions to combinatorial optimization and to algorithmic computational biology. “As a computer scientist, ACM is my natural professional home, so I am ...
  • Laura Marcu Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Dec. 12, 2017 – Laura Marcu, professor of biomedical engineering and neurological surgery at the University of California, Davis, has been recognized as a Fellow by the National Academy of Inventors. Founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the NAI ...
  • UC Davis Engineering Alumna to Receive Aggie Service Award
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Nov. 30, 2017 – College of Engineering alumna Cynthia Murphy-Ortega will receive the UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association’s Aggie Service Award for her exemplary dedication to the university in 2017. The CAAA Aggie Service Award honors a UC Davis graduate who has demonstrated exemplary pride and dedication to the university through a ...
  • College of Engineering Hosts National Academy of Engineering Symposium
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Nov. 22, 2017 – Last week, the UC Davis College of Engineering hosted a group of more than 60 engineers from the United States and European Union for the National Academy of Engineering’s 2017 Frontiers of Engineering symposium. The goal of the symposium was to facilitate an interdisciplinary transfer of research, ideas ...
  • Woodall Named AAAS Fellow
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Nov. 20, 2017 – Jerry M. Woodall, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Davis, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Woodall was recognized for “novel contributions to the science and engineering of compound semiconductor heterojunction materials and devices ubiquitous ...
  • D’Souza Pens Science Perspective on Cascading Failures
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Nov. 20, 2017 – In last week’s issue of Science, Raissa D’Souza, professor of computer science and mechanical and aerospace engineering at UC Davis, wrote a perspective article about cascading failures that arise from the reorganization of flows on a network, such as in electric power grids, supply chains and ...
  • Yu Named to FORBES “30 Under 30” in Science
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Nov. 15, 2017 – Zhou Yu, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of California, Davis, was recognized in FORBES’ 2018 “30 Under 30” in Science list. Yu was cited for her research in developing algorithms that enable software to adapt to users, such as a social chatbot for Amazon’s Echo platform. She joined ...
  • UC Davis Establishes Alliance of Excellence in Biophotonics with German Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technologies
    DAVIS, Calif.; Nov. 9, 2017 – The University of California, Davis, and the Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technologies (Leibniz-IPHT), in Jena, Germany, have entered an agreement of cooperation to establish the Jena-Davis (JEDIS) Alliance of Excellence in Biophotonics — designed to promote North American-German cooperation on research and development in the field of biophotonics. The project aims to ...
  • College of Engineering Fall Distinguished Lecture: Quantum Solutions for Sustainable Energy
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Oct. 31, 2017 – The UC Davis College of Engineering is pleased to announce Emily A. Carter, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University, as the college’s fall 2017 distinguished lecturer. Carter’s lecture, “Quantum Solutions for Sustainable Energy,” will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at ...