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  • 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
    Several 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 ...
  • Patrice Koehl to Direct New Data Science Initiative
    DAVIS, Calif.; Feb. 14, 2014 – Patrice Koehl, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science, has been named founding director of the campus’ new Data Science Initiative (DSI). Koehl will embrace this new responsibility in addition to his other appointments as Associate Director of Bioinformatics, at the UC Davis Genome Center; and ...
  • Theta Tau Names Amy Cunningham to All-Academic Team
    The professional engineering fraternity Theta Tau has named Amy Cunningham, a UC Davis undergrad majoring in civil and environmental engineering, to its inaugural All-Academic Team. She joins 90 other students selected by the Theta Tau Educational Foundation from Theta Tau chapters throughout the United States, based on a high grade-point average and active engagement in ...
  • Ultrasound Engineer Katherine Ferrara Elected to NAE
    February 11, 2014 Professor Katherine Ferrara, whose research has pioneered using ultrasound to image cancer and heart disease and who played a leadership role in establishing the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the highest professional recognition for an engineer. “This is a tremendous ...
  • Alumna endows scholarship for women in STEM
    During an interview given to CNN in February 2011, Diane Bryant cheerfully admitted that she hadn’t planned to attend college.   “I was the prissy girl growing up; I won ‘best dressed’ in high school. My parents didn’t go to college, so there wasn’t any expectation that my sister and I would go either.” Money also was tight, ...
  • Kristi Anseth Lecture at UC Davis
    The College of Engineering at UC Davis will present a lecture by Kristi S. Anseth at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 5, in 1005 Auditorium in the Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility (GBSF) on the university campus. Admission is free. A distinguished professor and Tisone Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at ...
  • Enrique Lavernia Named TMS Fellow
    The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) has named Enrique J. Lavernia as one of five members of its 2014 Class of Fellows. The award recognizes TMS members who are qualified for elevation to the Class of Fellow by reason of outstanding contributions to the practice of metallurgy, materials science, and technology. The award is ...
  • Miguel A. Mariño Honored by Environmental Journal
    Miguel A Mariño, a distinguished professor emeritus of hydrologic sciences in the UC Davis Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Biological and Agricultural Engineering, has been honored by the British Journal of Environmental and Climate Change. The special tribute issue, published in the summer of 2013, is subtitled “Modeling Approaches to Study Climate Change Impacts ...
  • Julie Schoenung appointed to state science advisory panel
    The California Department of Toxic Substances and Control has appointed Julie Schoenung to the agency’s Green Ribbon Science Panel. A professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at UC Davis, Schoenung is one of 15 members of the panel. Established to advance the California Green Chemistry Initiative, Green Ribbon Science Panel advises ...
  • Alumnus John Bissell Honored by Forbes Magazine
    Forbes Magazine’s 2014 “30 Under 30” list, a tally of the brightest stars in 15 different fields under the age of 30, has cited 28-year-old John Bissell in the category of Energy & Industry. Bissell, who graduated from UC Davis with a degree in chemical engineering in 2008, is co-founder and CEO of Micromidas Inc., ...
  • Alissa Kendall Receives NSF Grant
    The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year grant of $260,922 to Alissa Kendall, an associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Kendall will be PI on the research project, titled Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment for Critical Energy Materials: Developing a New Framework for Integrated Industrial Ecology Methods. As nations increasingly ...
  • Robert L. Powell Appointed as State Science Advisor
    California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has appointed Robert L. Powell as science adviser for the California Natural Resources Agency. A professor in the UC Davis Departments of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Food Science and Technology, Powell will advise the Brown administration on the complex scientific issues involved in well stimulation treatments, and ...
  • Laura Marcu Named a Fellow of the Optical Society
    Laura Marcu, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA). The nomination and selection process is highly competitive: OSA Fellows are chosen based on their overall impact on optics, as gauged via factors such as specific scientific, engineering and technological contributions; a record ...
  • 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 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 ...