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    • Chip Martel Enters the Bridge Hall of Fame
      UC Davis Prof. Chip MartelCharles U. “Chip” Martel, a professor emeritus in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science, has been known to joke that he gets mentioned in the New York Times far more often than his campus colleagues. As it happens, though, the frequent publicity doesn’t often reference his research interests, which involve the design, analysis and applications ...
    • Charles E. Hunt Receives STAIR Grant
      UC Davis Prof. Charles HuntCharles E. Hunt, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded one of the campus’ inaugural Science Translation and Innovative Research (STAIR) grants. Hunt and his research team received the $50,000 grant for their project titled “Low-Cost, High-Quality, Energy-Efficient Light Sources Using FEL .” “This is a ...
    • Shu Lin Awarded Prestigious NASA Medal
      ShuLinThumbnailShu Lin, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received NASA’s Exceptional Public Achievement Medal. The honor acknowledges Lin’s 25 years of exceptional service and his “outstanding contributions to the NASA mission,” and cites him as “a world expert in communications.” NASA’s Exceptional Public Achievement Medal recognizes non-government individuals for ...
    • UC Davis Students Top American Team in Formula SAE Electric Competition
      UC Davis Formula SAE CarThe UC Davis Formula Racing team took third place overall, against stiff international competition, at the annual Formula SAE Electric Competition, held June 18-21, 2014 at the Lincoln Airpark, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Brazil’s Universidade Estadual de Campinas came in first, with Canada’s McGill University taking second, making the Aggie engineers the highest-placing U.S. entry, well ...
    • German Grant Supports Virtual Manufacturing Research
      Prof. Bahram Ravani of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC DavisThe Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), a German research foundation, has presented a grant to help establish a collaborative Research Training Group (RTG) between Bahram Ravani, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; David Dornfeld, a professor and Will C. Hall Family Chair in Engineering, in the UC Berkeley Department of Mechanical ...
    • Ian Kennedy Receives Grant for Nanophotonics Research
      UC Davis Prof. Ian KennedyIan Kennedy, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC Davis, has received a $200,000 grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) for a nanophotonics proposal he submitted via the University of California Center for Accelerated Innovation (UC CAI). The funds, to be distributed for the next two years, ...
    • Top UC Davis graduate headed to space industry
      Out of this world is one way to describe the top graduating senior in 2014 at the University of California, Davis. After a visit to the Kennedy Space Center when she was in high school, Ashley Coates of Hollister, California, set her sights on a career in the space industry. At UC Davis, she has excelled ...
    • Five Tips for New Engineering Students
      Engineering StudentsFive Things Every New Engineering Student Should Know  Fall quarter is just around the corner, and we’re looking forward to welcoming all of our new first-year engineering students to the UC Davis College of Engineering. Things can seem really overwhelming, but here are some tips for fitting in quickly from Alin Wakefield, Student Affairs Officer for ...
    • Eduardo A. Silva Receives Hellman Fellowship
      Eduardo A. Silva, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), has been selected as a 2014-15 UC Davis Hellman Fellow. The award includes a stipend of $18,884, to help support Silva’s research activities. Silva and the other 2014-15 Hellman Fellows will discuss the progress of their work, and how this award has impacted ...
    • Doctoral Candidate Bo Yu Earns IEEE Conference Award
      UC Davis graduate student Bo YuBo Yu, a PhD candidate in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has received the Best Conference Paper Award at the 15th annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON 2014), which took place June 6 in Tampa, Florida. The paper, titled “Micromachined Silicon Channels for THz Interconnect,” is authored by Yu, ...
    • 500+ engineering students participate in 2014 Design Showcase
      The College of Engineering at UC Davis presented its fourth annual Engineering Design Showcase on June 5, 2014, at the Pavilion on the university campus. The event featured 117 teams and more than 500 students. More than 100 industry representatives from 67 companies participated as judges, an incredible demonstration of industry support for our college. The ...
    • C-STEM Day demonstrates K-12 student achievement
      The fourth annual C-STEM Day was held on May 31, 2014 at UC Davis and UC Irvine. Organized by the UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education, (C-STEM) C-STEM Day attracted 35 student teams for the RoboPlay Challenge Competition, with 28 teams at UC Davis and 17 teams at UC Irvine. The event ...
    • Robert L. Powell Named to LLNS and LANS Boards of Governors
      Robert L. Powell, professor at UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials ScienceThe regents of the University of California have appointed Robert L. Powell, a professor in the UC Davis Departments of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Food Science and Technology, as an executive committee governor on the Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) and Los Alamos National Security LLC, (LANS) Boards of Governors. Powell also ...
    • UC Davis Civil Engineering Students Win National Competition
      An undergraduate student design team from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Davis claimed the top spot in the 2014 ASCE Steel Bridge National Competition, held May 23-24 at the University of Akron. The UC Davis team, named “Chrome Ollie,” finished first in the overall rankings, ahead of teams from MIT (2nd), ...
    • UC Davis biomedical engineers and veterinarians collaborate to regrow bone
      Lad, a collie from Kentucky, at University of California, Davis School of Veterinary MedicineAmphibians and starfish are known to regenerate their limbs; lizards can partially re-grow their tails. Thanks to the combined efforts of surgeon/professors at UC Davis’ William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, and biomedical engineers at the campus’ Translating Engineering Advances to Medicine (TEAM) facility, one of nature’s wonders has become a breakthrough medical miracle ...
    • Ricardo Castro Receives ACerS Coble Award
      Professor Roberto CastroRicardo Castro, an associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, has received the 2014 Robert L. Coble Award for Young Scholars from the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) . The award will be presented at the ACerS Honors and Awards Banquet, taking place as part of the Society’s 116th annual meeting, ...
    • College of Engineering Announces 2014 Faculty Awards
      Photographs of the Athanasiou Lab in the Genome Biomedical Sciences Building.The UC Davis College of Engineering has announced the recipients of its 2014 Faculty Awards. Four College of Engineering faculty members will be acknowledged during an awards ceremony taking place at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, in UC Davis’ ARC Ballroom. The event is free, and the public is welcome. The 2014 Outstanding Faculty Teaching ...
    • UC Davis biodigester turns campus waste into campus energy
      Prof. Ruihong Zhang of the Department of Biological and Agricultural EngineeringMore than a decade ago, Ruihong Zhang, a professor of biological and agricultural engineering at the University of California, Davis, started working on a problem: How to turn as much organic waste as possible into as much renewable energy as possible. On Earth Day, April 22, 2014 the university and Sacramento-based technology partner CleanWorld unveiled the ...
    • Bruce Kutter Selected as ISSMGE Schofield Lecturer
      UC Davis Professor Bruce KutterBruce Kutter, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named the next Schofield Lecturer by the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). Kutter has been recognized by ISSMGE for his longstanding role as a leader in the development and use of centrifuge modeling to study earthquake ...
    • New entrepreneurship class makes waves at UC Davis
      Starting and Prototyping a Technology VentureThe UC Davis College of Engineering launched a quiet revolution this spring quarter: ECH 98, “Starting and Prototyping a Technology Venture,” a trial two-unit course fast-tracked so quickly that its very existence wasn’t known until one week before the quarter began. “We sent an e-mail to all engineering undergrads, hoping to get enough students to even ...