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    • Professors Jeoh and Kendall Named Chancellor’s Fellows
      DAVIS, Calif.; January 10, 2017–Two of the 11 UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellows selected this year are engineering faculty who are specializing in sustainability. Tina Jeoh Tina Jeoh, associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering, is noted for her work in developing sustainable biofuels and bio-based products. Jeoh is investigating how to best commercialize the conversion of cellulosic biomass – tough, ...
    • Simon Cherry Elected to National Academy of Inventors
      DAVIS, Calif.; January 4, 2017–The National Academy of Inventors has elected Simon Cherry, distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering, to its 2016 class of fellows. The academy accords fellowship status to “academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact ...
    • Professors Cui and Mukherjee Named Highly Cited Researchers
      DAVIS, Calif.; December 2, 2016–UC Davis College of Engineering professors Shuguang (Robert) Cui and Biswanath Mukherjee have been noted among the world’s most influential scientific minds. The Thomson Reuters 2016 report of Highly Cited Researchers recognizes research that’s in the top one percent of most cited works within each subject field. According to Thomson Reuters, the final ...
    • Simon Cherry Elected as AAAS Fellow
      Simon Cherry, a Distinguished Professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)DAVIS, Calif.; November 30, 2016–The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected Simon Cherry, distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering, to its newest class of fellows. Cherry is pioneering new medical imaging technologies to improve cancer detection and treatment. In 2015, the National Institutes of Health awarded Cherry and his ...
    • One Month in a Floating Village
      Engineering Students Design Sanitation Systems in Cambodia DAVIS, Calif.; November 4, 2016–A team of UC Davis engineering students and a nonprofit in Cambodia are working together to clean up the water in the Tonle Sap Lake, one of the world’s most productive freshwater fisheries. The three mechanical engineering undergraduates — Joanne Wu, Rachel Muradian, and Yao Guan — spent ...
    • Building a “BugSwarm” Database to Help Fix Software Glitches
      DAVIS, Calif.; October 24, 2016–Most of the time, our cell phones and computers run software to help us drive, cook, bank and shop without a hitch. But when these programs have defects, they can bring our daily activities to a screeching halt. Software engineering researchers are hard at work developing new ways to find and fix ...
    • Laura Hackett Receives Outstanding New Advisor Award
      DAVIS, Calif.; October 14, 2016–A UC Davis College of Engineering advisor focused on helping first-generation college students has been recognized as the 2016-17 Campus Outstanding New Advisor. Since Laura Hackett’s arrival at the college in 2015, she has advised students in the Leadership in Engineering Advancement, Diversity and Retention (LEADR) Program. After being nominated by her colleagues ...
    • Raissa D’Souza Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
      DAVIS, Calif.; October 14, 2016–The American Physical Society (APS) has elected Raissa D’Souza to its Class of 2016 Fellows. D’Souza is a professor with dual appointments in the UC Davis Departments of Computer Science and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. APS fellowship is a distinct honor that shows recognition by one’s professional peers with less than one percent of ...
    • American Water Resources Association Honors Geoff Schladow
      DAVIS, Calif.; October 10, 2016–Geoff Schladow, professor in the UC Davis Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, has been selected as the recipient of the American Water Resources Association 2016 David R. Maidment Award for outstanding contributions to Water Resources Data and Information Systems. He received the award on July 13, 2016 at an American Water Resources Association ...
    • Jean VanderGheynst Named a Congressional Woman of the Year
      Jean VanderGheynst is the UC Davis College of Engineering's associate dean for research and graduate studiesDAVIS, Calif.; October 10, 2016–Congressman John Garamendi will honor Jean VanderGheynst during the 2016 Women of the Year Awards ceremony on Thursday, October 13. The award recognizes outstanding women of the 3rd Congressional District. Jean VanderGheynst is Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering in the UC Davis College of ...
    • Pilot Program Helps First-Generation Students Start College
      Forty-five incoming freshmen took part in a week-long orientation for first-generation students.DAVIS, Calif.; October 10, 2016–Instead of working in the strawberry fields like most of her family, Elsy Mora decided to go to college. The freshman from Lompoc is starting her first year at the University of California, Davis, with the help of a scholarship. After her first days on campus, she’s quick to smile and wears ...
    • UC Davis College of Engineering 2017 Undergraduate Rankings
      UC Davis Engineering is tied for 16th in U.S. News' 2017 rankings of America's Best Colleges.DAVIS, Calif.; September 16, 2016–The U.S. News and World Report 2017 rankings of America’s Best Colleges show that UC Davis’ College of Engineering is moving up the list. Highlights from the report: 16th among public undergraduate engineering programs whose highest degree is a doctorate (tied with Ohio State University). *up one place from last year 28th overall among all undergraduate engineering ...
    • Director of Undergraduate Affairs Aims to Engage Students
      DAVIS, Calif.; September 16, 2016­–Nearly twenty years ago David Spight started his career as a residence hall director and since then has been dedicated to advancing undergraduate education. Today he’s the UC Davis College of Engineering Director of Undergraduate Affairs. Previously Spight was the Assistant Dean for Academic Advising in the School of Undergraduate Studies at ...
    • Daniel Dryden Selected for Livermore Graduate Scholar Program
      DAVIS, Calif.; September 13, 2016—Daniel M. Dryden is a Ph.D. candidate in the UC Davis Department of Materials Science & Engineering supervised by Professor Saif Islam. Dryden has been accepted to the prestigious Livermore Graduate Scholar Program. This fellowship is granted to approximately ten Ph.D. students from UC campuses per year to complete their doctoral research ...
    • Turn the Heat Up: New Approaches To Energy Conversion
      Prof. Srabanti Chowdhury of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC Davis.Srabanti Chowdhury joins UC Davis to help transform the semiconductor industry Published in the Summer 2016 issue of Engineering Progress. Meeting global energy demands will require much more than simply expanding renewable sources; it’s also necessary to improve the efficiency of how energy is used. Taking a new look at the materials presently used in electronics, Srabanti ...
    • Engineering Student Startup Center Welcomes New Director
      DAVIS, Calif.; August 18, 2016—Liz Tang says she’s found her dream job as the new director of the UC Davis Engineering Student Startup Center (ESSC). Tang started the position in July after overseeing operations of a technology consulting firm in Washington D.C. for the last two years. After receiving a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington ...
    • Manufacturing the Future of Biomedical Engineering
      The UC Davis Translating Engineering Advanced Manufacturing (TEAM) facility.By Kelley Weiss UC Davis researchers were faced with a challenge in 2012 to help Whiskey, a dog from San Francisco with a significant jaw tumor. This case helped inspire a partnership between the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the School of Veterinary Medicine, which created new technology to regrow the dog’s diseased jaw. Using 3D-printing to ...
    • Generous Endowment Will Assist Engineering Undergrads
      UC Davis alums Brian and Louanne Horsfield have established a bequest to support undergraduate scholarships.Brian and Louanne Horsfield met at UC Davis in 1966. He’d just begun his post-graduate research in engineering, and was living in a house on Russell Boulevard. She resided in Malcolm Hall, and was working toward her bachelor of arts in Letters and Science. Their eyes locked across the crowded Segundo Dining Commons. The rest, as ...
    • UC Davis Robotics Camp for Girls Continues to Grow
      by Kelley Weiss DAVIS, Calif.; August 9, 2016–A UC Davis College of Engineering summer camp is bringing together middle-school-age girls to teach them how to program robots to fix a pressing problem in our society. The C-STEM Girls in Robotics Leadership (GIRL) Camp shows students how they can use teamwork to combine math, science and engineering to ...
    • New Departments Formed in Engineering
      Students in ECM1, The Design of Coffee, offered by the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and taught by professors William Ristenpart and Tonya Kuhl.DAVIS, Calif.; August 3, 2016–Two new departments have been formed in the UC Davis College of Engineering. The Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering were created from the former Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CHMS). Since the merged CHMS department was formed in 1993 it has seen significant growth ...