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    • 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 ...
    • UC Davis College of Engineering Continues High Ranking
      News and Reviews Best CollegesU.S. News & World Report’s 2014 rankings of America’s Best Colleges were released on September 10, 2013. The overall campus ranking for UC Davis was 39th among both public and private universities and 9th among public schools (tied with UC San Diego). The UC Davis undergraduate engineering ranking is 32nd nationally; tied for 17th among public schools ...
    • Kwan-Liu Ma Receives NSF IIS Research Grant
      Kwan-Liu Ma, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science, has received a National Science Foundation grant for his proposal titled “A General Framework for Expressing, Navigating and Querying Uncertainty in Data Analysis and Visualization Tasks.” Ma, as principal investigator, will receive $498,196, to be distributed during the next three years.  The project aims to ...
    • Center to clear the air on aerosols’ climate change impact
      In some ways, aerosols are the new CO2. Carbon dioxide has earned enormous attention from scientists and the general public regarding its role in climate change. But aerosols – those tiny particles found in clouds, haze, dust, smog, smoke and sea spray – also add up to equal a big impact on the climate, and ...
    • Chen-Nee Chuah and Qing Zhao Share NSF Research Grant
      UC Davis Prof. Chen-Nee ChuahChen-Nee Chuah and Qing Zhao, both professors in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have received a National Science Foundation grant for their proposal titled “NeTS: Small: Beating the Odds in Traffic Measurements/ Detection with Optimal Online Learning and Adaptive Policies.” Chuah and Zhao, as principal and co-principal investigators, will receive $300,000 to be distributed ...
    • NSF Awards Grant to Anna Scaglione and Qing Zhao
      Anna Scaglione and Qing Zhao, both professors in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have received a National Science Foundation grant for their proposal titled “Online Learning and Exploitation of the Radio Frequency Spectrum with Sub-Nyquist Sampling.” Scaglione and Zhao, as principal and co-principal investigators, will receive $497,796 to be distributed for the next ...
    • UC Davis lab on a chip measures heart disease risk
      (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Using a special microchip that can perform laboratory functions, a team of cardiologists and biomedical engineers from UC Davis has identified cells linked with inflammation and varying degrees of heart disease. The “lab on a chip,” which is based on technology used to evaluate chemicals and cell-to-cell interactions, may one day lead to a rapid ...
    • 2013 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medals Announcement
      Each year the College of Engineering at UC Davis recognizes several of its notable graduates with the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal (DEAM). For 2013, the College of Engineering has selected six alumni to receive DEAM Medals for excellence in business, education, and public service. The awards will be presented at a special event on Saturday, ...