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    • 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 ...
    • Erkin Şeker Named Bioengineering Young Innovator
      Erkin Şeker, an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringDAVIS, Calif.; August 2, 2016­­­­–Erkin Şeker, assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named a 2016 Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) Young Innovator. The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) selected the 2016 Young Innovators and Şeker was one of 12 researchers to receive the honor. The society noted Şeker’s work ...
    • College of Engineering Announces 2016 Faculty Awards
      UC Davis Engineering professor Jason DeJongDAVIS, Calif.; June 20, 2016­–The UC Davis College of Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Outstanding Faculty Awards. The recipients were nominated by their respective departments, and selected by the college’s Awards Committee of faculty members. The professors will receive the awards honoring their exceptional accomplishments at a special reception at ...
    • Srabanti Chowdhury Wins Young Scientist Award
      Srabanti Chowdury, an associate professor in UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).DAVIS, Calif.­­; July 5, 2016–The International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (ISCS) has awarded its 2016 Young Scientist Award to Srabanti Chowdhury, an associate professor in UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Among the department’s newest faculty members, Chowdhury previously held an assistant professor position at Arizona State University’s School of Electrical, Computer and Energy ...
    • $1 million gift to create biomedical engineering professorship
      Retired faculty-staff couple gives $1 million to create professorship By Laura Pizzo, Senior Writer, Development and Alumni Relations, UC Davis DAVIS, Calif.; June 20, 2016—UC Davis has received a $1 million bequest from Distinguished Professor Emeritus Maury Hull and Karen Slakey Hull to endow a professorship in biomedical engineering with a research emphasis in orthopedics. The Maury ...
    • Prem Devanbu’s Research Team Wins Most Influential Paper Award
      DAVIS, Calif.­­­; June 9, 2016–At this year’s 13th International Conference on Mining and Software Repositories UC Davis Department of Computer Science Engineering Professor Prem Devanbu received a “10-Year Most Influential Paper Award.” The paper honored, “Mining Email Social Networks,” was presented in 2006 at the Mining Software Repositories (MSR) international workshop. The paper describes research done ...
    • Diane Bryant, Intel EVP and UC Davis Alumna, to Speak at Commencement
      Diane Bryant, executive vice president at Inte, will deliver the UC Davis College of Engineering’s commencement address on June 12, 2016.DAVIS, Calif., June 3, 2016—Diane Bryant, executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group for Intel Corporation, will deliver the UC Davis College of Engineering’s commencement address on Sunday, June 12, 2016 3-5 p.m. at the Pavilion on the university campus. More than 700 students will receive their bachelor of science in ...
    • Jean VanderGheynst is Recipient of Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring Award
      Professor, Biological and Agricultural EngineeringDAVIS, Calif.; May 26, 2016—Jean VanderGheynst, associate dean for research and graduate studies in the UC Davis College of Engineering, has received the 2016 Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring Award from the UC Davis Graduate Council’s Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Welfare Committee. In addition to serving as associate dean, VanderGheynst is a professor in the Department ...
    • Lauren Jabusch wins UC President’s Leadership Award
      UC Davis Engineering graduate student Lauren Jabusch received a UC President’s Award for Outstanding Student Leadership on May 11, 2016.DAVIS, Calif.; May 23, 2016—UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering graduate student, Lauren Jabusch, received a UC President’s Award for Outstanding Student Leadership at a University of California Regents Meeting on May 11, 2016. Two of the three students from the entire system recognized by UC President Janet Napolitano study at UC Davis. For ...
    • Record Participation Slated for Design Showcase
      The UC Davis College of Engineering Design Showcase will be presented 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, June 2 in the Pavilion on the UC Davis campus.DAVIS, Calif.; May 18, 2016—This year’s UC Davis College of Engineering Design Showcase will be the largest in the school’s history with more than 170 student teams participating. Students present a range of projects from a parking enforcement drone to a scale that weighs bees to a water-conserving grape cleaning robot and DIY electric powered ...
    • College of Engineering Presents 2016 Scholar Awards
      Photo from the 2015 Scholar Awards event sponsored by the College of Engineering at UC Davis.The UC Davis College of Engineering will present its annual Scholar Awards during a recognition ceremony taking place from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, in the AGR room of the campus’ Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center. A reception with college leadership, industry donors, family and friends will follow the presentations. This year’s ceremony will feature ...
    • Students Present Bio-fertilizer Research at National Design Expo
      DAVIS, Calif.; April 25, 2016—A UC Davis biological and agricultural engineering student team shared their research project at the 12th Annual People, Prosperity, and Planet (P3) National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, DC this month. Their U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant-funded project aims to transform manure from the nation’s largest dairy producer, California, into renewable ...
    • Alexandra Navrotsky Wins Kingery Lifetime Achievement Award
      Alexandra Navrotsky, an interdisciplinary UC Davis Distinguished Professor of ceramic, earth and environmental materials.DAVIS, Calif.; April 21, 2016—The American Ceramic Society has selected Distinguished Professor Alexandra Navrotsky of the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science to receive the W. David Kingery Award. Currently the Interim Dean of the College of Letters and Science at UC Davis, Navrotsky also holds appointments as the Edward Roessler Chair in Mathematical ...