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    • Q. Jane Gu Receives NSF CAREER Award
      The National Science Foundation’s Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems has awarded a five-year grant of $400,000 to Qun (Q.) Jane Gu, an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Gu will be PI on the research project, titled “Terahertz Interconnect, the Last Centimeter Data Link.” As the Internet continues ...
    • Premkumar Devanbu Decodes “Natural” Software
      Premkumar Devanbu, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science, is attracting world-wide attention with his intriguing discovery that most software coding, because of its tendency to be repetitive and predictable, can be analyzed productively by using statistical models that have become common in natural language processing. This research is somewhat counter-intuitive, since programming ...
    • Kyriacos Athanasiou Receives Lissner Medal
      The Bioengineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has awarded its 2013/14 H.R. Lissner Medal to Kyriacos Athanasiou, a distinguished professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering. Formal presentation of this award, which includes a bronze medal and $1,000 honorarium, will be made during the seventh World Congress ...
    • Ricardo Castro Inspires the Next Generation of Engineers
      Ricardo Castro, an associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials ScienceRicardo Castro, an associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, has developed a series of teaching modules for use in K-12 schools. These outreach classroom activities, designed to encourage a new generation of students to seek careers in materials science, are funded by a National Science Foundation CAREER Award ...
    • Subhash Mahajan Receives TMS Mehl Award
      The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) has presented its annual Robert Franklin Mehl Award to Subhash Mahajan, a distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. Formal presentation of this honor will be made during the 144th annual TMS meeting, scheduled for March 15-19, 2015, in Orlando, Florida. The award, ...
    • Michael Hill Ensures Planes Remain Airworthy and Affordable
      Michael R. Hill, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is deeply involved with research work that will help improve the long-term performance of U.S. Air Force aircraft fleets. Hill is an expert in the specialized field of residual stresses that are locked into materials during processing. In typical industry practice, ...
    • David Horsley Collaborates on Innovative Motion-Sensing Technology
      People already intimidated by the tiny keyboards on smart phones and other hand-held devices are certain to cringe at the impending arrival of smart watches. How will multiple controls be accessible on a gadget face the size of a quarter? David Horsley, a professor and vice chair for graduate studies in the UC Davis Department of ...
    • Subhash Mahajan Earns INAE Fellowship
      Subhash MahajanThe Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) has conferred a Fellowship on Subhash Mahajan, a distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. The announcement was made during a meeting of the INAE Governing Council, which took place Oct. 28, 2013. The Academy bestows the rank of Fellowship on Indian and ...
    • Coffee-brewing class teaches engineering skills
      DAVIS, CALIFORNIA, November 3, 2013—Following its successful debut as a freshman seminar course in the 2013 spring quarter, instructors William Ristenpart and Tonya Kuhl are expanding ECM 1 — “The Design of Coffee” — into an undergraduate general-ed course for Winter Quarter 2014. Ristenpart and Kuhl’s so-called “coffee lab” was envisioned as a gentle introduction to ...
    • UC Davis College of Engineering Maintains Research Strength
      The UC Davis College of Engineering continues to be a robust engine of research innovation, based on expenditures for fiscal year 2012-13. The college’s research expenditures for 2012-13 totaled $91.7 million — corresponding to an average of $489,717 per full-time faculty employee — which represents a 5.3 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. ...
    • Kwan-Liu Ma Receives IEEE Technical Achievement Award
      The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE)  presented the 2013 Visualization Technical Achievement Award to Kwan-Liu Ma, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science. The award was presented Oct. 15, 2013 at the 2013 Visualization Conference. Ma was recognized for his seminal work in large-scale data visualization and new visualization techniques. After ...
    • Pallab Bhattacharya Speaks at UC Davis
      BhattcharyaThe College of Engineering at UC Davis presents a lecture by Pallab Bhattacharya at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 in 1065 Kemper Hall on the university campus. (Note corrected date, originally posted as Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.) Bhattacharya’s presentation is titled “Strong Coupling Phenomena, Polariton Lasers and Room Temperature Bose-Einstein Condensation.” Video recording of ...
    • Jerry M. Woodall Named NAI Fellow
      Jerry M. Woodall, a distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He has been honored as a scientist who has “demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact ...
    • UC Davis Joins NIH Multi-Campus Health Network
      Berglund, Pathak, Marcu and WhiteLaura Marcu, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named “Domain Leader” of the UC Davis branch of the University of California BRAID (Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration and Development) Center for Accelerated Innovation. The new center — teaming the campuses at Davis, Los Angeles, Irvine, San Diego and San Francisco ...
    • Engineering Student Startup Center Dedication
      The Engineering Student Startup Center was launched with a ceremony that took place from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in the lobby of UC Davis’ Ghausi Hall. The event was organized jointly by the UC Davis College of Engineering and BetaVersity, a company that specializes in designing and building entrepreneurial prototyping spaces ...
    • Ruihong Zhang Receives California Bioresources Alliance Achievement Award
      Ruihong Zhang, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, has received the annual Achievement Award from the California Bioresources Alliance (CBA). The award was presented by Karl Longley, an environmental engineer at Fresno State University and coordinator of the Water Resources Programs at the California Water Institute, during the annual ...
    • S.J. Ben Yoo Will Lead NSF GENI Project
      S. J. Ben Yoo, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been selected to lead a project for the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI). The project, titled “Shakedown Experimentations and Prototype Services on Scalable, Agile, Robust and Secure Multi-Domain Software-Defined Networks,” will conduct experiments that are designed to test ...
    • Alissa Kendall Receives 2013 Laudise Young Researcher Prize from ISIE
      Young Researcher Honored by Industrial Ecologists Alissa Kendall, associate professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UC Davis, has received the 2013 Laudise Young Researcher Prize from the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE). The Laudise Prize is awarded biannually and recognizes outstanding achievements in industrial ecology by researchers under the age of 36. Kendall received the prize ...
    • College of Engineering Launches Student Startup Center
      Engineering Student Startup CenterEntrepreneurial students at the UC Davis College of Engineering will soon have a dedicated on-campus space to prototype their ideas and collaborate on technology ventures. Located in Room 2060 of the Academic Surge building on the university campus, the new Engineering Student Startup Center (ESSC) will unleash the creative potential of engineering students by facilitating ...
    • Successful treatment of cancer with nanoparticles and ultrasound in mice
      Biomedical engineers at UC Davis have successfully tested in mice a treatment for breast cancer that uses ultrasound to release anticancer drugs from nanoparticles inside a tumor. “We do think we are onto something interesting with these particles. Our mice are now out one year without recurrence,” said Kathy Ferrara, professor of biomedical engineering and senior author on ...