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  • 2018 College of Engineering Outstanding Staff Award Winners

    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; April 24, 2018 –The UC Davis College of Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of the college’s second annual Outstanding Staff Awards. The awards recognize and honor staff whose performance demonstrates a strong commitment to the UC Davis Principles of Community, the mission and vision of the college, exemplary service ...

 

 

 


  • Diana Gamzina Receives 2018 Zuhair A. Munir Award
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; May 10, 2018 – Diana Gamzina, Ph.D. is the recipient of the 2018 Zuhair A. Munir Award for best doctoral dissertation in the College of Engineering. Gamzina, who received her Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from UC Davis, is now a staff scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in ...
  • IN MEMORIAM: John D. Kemper
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; April 30, 2018 – John D. Kemper, former dean of the College of Engineering, passed away on April 25 at age 93. Kemper was the second dean of the College of Engineering, a position he held from 1969 until 1983 during a period of growth and development for the campus and college. ...
  • New Technology for Measuring Brain Blood Flow With Light
    By Andy Fell DAVIS, Calif.; April 27, 2018 – Biomedical engineers at the University of California, Davis, have developed a new technique for measuring blood flow in the human brain, which could be used in patients with stroke or traumatic brain injury, for example. The new technique, based on conventional digital camera technology, could be significantly ...
  • IN MEMORIAM: Bruce White of the College of Engineering
    Updated 12:45 p.m. April 30: The family announced a celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Buehler Alumni Center. By College of Engineering Staff DAVIS, Calif.; April 26, 2018 – Professor Emeritus and former Dean Bruce R. White, a pioneer in environmental wind engineering who saved the San Francisco Giants from a ...
  • 2018 College of Engineering Outstanding Staff Award Winners
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; April 24, 2018 –The UC Davis College of Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of the college’s second annual Outstanding Staff Awards. The awards recognize and honor staff whose performance demonstrates a strong commitment to the UC Davis Principles of Community, the mission and vision of the college, exemplary service ...
  • Calling All UC Davis Creators and Makers: Join the 2018 Creator Challenge
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; April 16, 2018 – Virtual reality, wearables, artificial intelligence – these are just a few of the emerging technologies that students will have a chance to explore during the 2018 UC Davis Creator Challenge Series. Now in its second year, the annual student maker competition helps student teams grow ideas into viable ...
  • Picnic Day 2018: College of Engineering Events
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; April 16, 2018 – Picnic Day is a longstanding UC Davis tradition to showcase the great breadth and excellence of all that UC Davis brings to the community of Davis and beyond. This year, the College of Engineering’s students, faculty and staff will host 15 interactive events across Kemper Hall, Bainer Hall, Academic ...
  • Engineering Alumni Spotlight: Technology Innovator Andy Botka, ’87
    By College of Engineering Staff DAVIS, Calif.; April 6, 2018 – Andy Botka (’87, electrical and computer engineering), is the vice president of strategic planning for Keysight Technologies, a U.S. technology company that designs, tests, manufactures and optimizes electronics and software for a wide range of applications. This includes wideband satellite communications, wireless and the Internet of Things ...
  • UC Davis Students Compete for Amazon’s 2018 Alexa Prize
    “Hey, Alexa…” By Bonnie Dickson Davis, Calif.; April 3, 2018 – A University of California, Davis student team is one of eight teams worldwide who were recently selected to compete in Amazon’s 2018 Alexa Prize Challenge – an artificial intelligence competition to advance the technology behind the company’s popular social bot, Alexa. Team Gunrock includes 12 graduate students ...
  • College of Engineering Student Spotlight: Ann Willis
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; March 27, 2018 – Ann Willis, a first-year Ph.D. student in civil and environmental engineering, recently achieved a milestone typically reserved for a senior researcher or faculty member: she secured a $492,000 grant through the state of California Wildlife Conservation Board for studying reconciliation ecology. Developed by University of Arizona ecologist ...
  • Freshman Decision Day 2018
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; March 30, 2018 – The UC Davis College of Engineering faculty, staff, student organizations and design teams look forward to welcoming incoming freshmen students on Saturday, April 7 for Decision Day 2018. The event is a free one-day program for admitted students and their families to experience campus life and discover what ...
  • Engineering Alumni Spotlight: Water Pioneer Jeffery Szytel, ‘98
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; March 27, 2018 – Jeffery Szytel (’98, civil and environmental engineering), is founder and CEO of Water Systems Consulting, Inc. (WSC), a full service civil and environmental engineering consulting firm that specializes in providing innovative One Water solutions to public agency clients throughout the western United States. The One Water ...
  • UC Davis College of Engineering Makes Gains in 2019 Grad School Rankings
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; March 20, 2018 – The UC Davis College of Engineering is ranked 33 out of nearly 200 public and private graduate engineering programs, up one place from last year according to the 2019 U.S. News and World Report graduate rankings of America’s Best Graduate Schools. “It’s been a good year for our ...
  • Engineering Alumni Spotlight: Jackson Hull ’00
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; March 15, 2018 – Jackson Hull (’00) was a double major in mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering at UC Davis, and also has a master’s degree in information systems from UC Berkeley. He and his wife Aurelia (’01, communications) live in the U.K. with their three young children and their dog, ...
  • UC Tech Company Acquired by Global TDK Corporation
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; March 14, 2018 – Chirp Microsystems, a technology company that develops high-performance, 3D-sensing technologies based on research at the University of California, has been acquired by Tokyo-based global electronics company, TDK Corporation. Over the last five years, Chirp has developed a line of extremely low power, ultrasonic smart sensors that enable products ...
  • Rosalind Christian Receives Chancellor’s Award for International Engagement
    By Holly Ober DAVIS, Calif.; March 6, 2018 –  Rosalind Christian has been selected as the staff awardee of the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for International Engagement. She was presented with the award at the UC Davis Global Affairs’ annual International Connections Reception on March 2. Through her service to students as an undergraduate advisor in biomedical engineering, ...
  • Caltech’s Katherine T. Faber Discusses the (W)hole Truth about Porous Materials
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Feb. 27, 2017 – Earlier this quarter, Katherine Faber, the Simon Ramo Professor of Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology, delivered the College of Engineering’s Winter Distinguished Lecture to students, staff and faculty in the Student Community Center. Her talk, titled “Probing Pore Space: Crafting Porous Ceramics for Applications ...
  • UC Davis Engineering Week 2018
    DAVIS, Calif.; Feb. 20, 2018 – This week, the UC Davis College of Engineering will join colleges and universities across the country to celebrate National Engineers Week. The annual event is hosted by the UC Davis Engineering Joint Council – a group of student representatives from each of the Engineering Student Organizations and professional society chapters ...
  • 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 ...