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    • 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 ...
    • ECH 98 “Starting and Prototyping a Technology Venture”
      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 ...
    • PhD Candidate Adrian Chavez Receives PECASE Award
      Adrian Chavez, a doctoral candidate in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science, is one of the 102 researchers to be honored this year with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), via the U.S. Department of Energy. The PECASE is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and ...
    • College of Engineering Announces 2014 Scholar Awards
      The UC Davis College of Engineering will present its annual Scholar Awards during a recognition ceremony taking place at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, in the AGR Room of the campus’ Alumni and Visitor Center. This year’s ceremony will feature 70 awards worth a combined total of $218,000. Specific awards have been sponsored by corporations ...
    • Steel Bridge Team Constructs Another Success
      The UC Davis College of Engineering’s Steel Bridge Team performed admirably at the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2014 Mid-Pacific Student Conference, held April 3-5 at California State University, Fresno. The competition was fierce between UC Davis’ Team Chrome Ollie and the top challengers from UC Berkeley and China’s Tongji University. The Aggies took first place ...
    • UC Davis Student Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
      The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship to Kerry Seitz, a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science at UC Davis. Seitz, whose field of study is software systems and engineering, works in the research group headed by John Owens, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. ...
    • UC Davis Students Triumph at SAE Aero Design West
      The UC Davis Advanced Modeling Aeronautics Team (AMAT) took home two top awards at the 2014 SAE Aero Design West competition, held March 28-30 at Thunderbird Field in Fort Worth, Texas. The UC Davis student engineers took first place in the coveted Overall Advanced Class category, narrowly edging out competing teams from the University of ...
    • John Owens Receives NAE Grainger Grant
      The National Academy of Engineering has awarded a $30,000 Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Education (FOE) grant to John Owens, an associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Owens and co-PI Tuhin Sahai, of the United Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, CT, will share the grant for their collaborative project, ...
    • Welcome New Aggie Engineers
      Congratulations to all the admitted freshmen who just received offers of admission from UC Davis for fall 2014. When you say “yes” to UC Davis, you’ll join a vibrant community of living and learning at one of the world’s top public research universities, where you’ll receive an education that challenges you and provides unmatched research, internship and ...
    • UC Davis C-STEM Center and Yolo County Office of Education Share $1.5 Million Grant
      March 12, 2014, DAVIS, CA—The California Department of Education (CDE) has awarded a $1.5 million grant to the Yolo County Office of Education (YCOE), for the purpose of enhancing STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — education via a partnership with the UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education (C-STEM). The funds, administered ...
    • UC Davis Engineering Continues to Excel in Graduate Education
      The College of Engineering at UC Davis continues to rank high among the top engineering programs in the country for graduate education, according to the 2015 edition of America’s Best Graduate School Rankings released by U.S. News & World Report on March 11, 2014. Among public engineering schools, UC Davis College of Engineering ranking rose ...
    • Keck Foundation grant awarded to Angelique Louie
      The W.M. Keck Foundation’s Medical Research Program has presented a grant for $1 million to Angelique Louie, a professor and vice chair of the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering. The grant will help fund her project “In Vivo 3D Imaging Using Bioluminescent Gene Reporters and MRI,” which she is undertaking in collaboration with Yohei ...
    • TSA awards $6.2 million contracts to UC Davis startup
      The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded two contracts, worth a total of $6.2 million, to Stratovan Corp., a start-up that emerged in 2005 from the UC Davis Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization (IDAV). The contracts will help Stratovan develop enhanced automated explosive detection capabilities, while also standardizing the information exchange formats and ...
    • Stephen Cramer Receives Humboldt Research Award
      Thanks to a Research Award presented by Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Stephen P. Cramer, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemistry, will spend up to a year collaborating with a research team at Germany’s Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and Freie Universität Berlin. Cramer was nominated for the award by Professor Emad Aziz, who heads ...
    • Taylor Woehl Receives 2014 Munir Award
      The UC Davis College of Engineering Awards Committee has presented the 2013 Zuhair A. Munir Best Dissertation Award to Taylor Woehl, who obtained his doctorate in chemical engineering in September 2013. Woehl’s dissertation is titled Direct Observations of Colloidal and Nanoparticle Behavior in the Presence of External Fields. The committee also selected Anjul Patney, who obtained ...
    • M. Saif Islam Publishes Nanowires Research
      M. Saif IslamSeveral noteworthy developments have emerged recently from the UC Davis Integrated Nanodevices and Nanosystems (INANO) Research Group, headed by M. Saif Islam, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Islam and his team demonstrated the first 3D transistor array based on horizontally suspended silicon nano-bridges (nanowires). A high-throughput nano-manufacturing process was used to ...