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  • Peet’s Coffee Pledges $250,000 to Advance Coffee Research
    Associate professor William Ristenpart talks with UC Davis students Sabrina Perell and Kyle Phan about the taste of their brew during a “Design of Coffee” class in 2015. Photo credit: Gregory UrquiagaGift Will Fund Peet’s Coffee Pilot Roastery in First-of-its-Kind Coffee Center First university research center in the world to focus on post-harvest coffee New Coffee Center will carry out research and teaching, collaborate with industry Grew from popular engineering class, ‘Design of Coffee’ Peet’s Coffee announced a pledge of $250,000 to UC Davis on September 7, 2016, to fund ...

 

 

 


  • 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 ...
  • Croes Medal Awarded to UC Davis Research Team and Collaborators
    DAVIS, Calif.; April 16, 2016—The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has selected M. Levent Kavvas and his co-authors to receive the 2016 J. James R. Croes Medal. The award was given for their paper published in the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, “Physically Based Estimation of Maximum Precipitation over Three Watersheds in Northern California: Atmospheric Boundary Condition Shifting.” Kavvas is the ...
  • Saman Ashkiani Awarded NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship
    UC Davis College of Engineering graduate student Saman Ashkiani has been named one of ten students worldwide to the 2016-2017 NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program.DAVIS, Calif.; April 19, 2016—UC Davis College of Engineering graduate student, Saman Ashkiani, has been named one of ten students worldwide to the 2016-2017 NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program. Ashkiani is a graduate student in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering working with Prof. John Owens. Ashkiani’s research, as outlined on NVIDIA’s website, “currently ...
  • Grad Student Pursues Greener Semiconductors
    Vincent Li, a graduate student working with Prof. Josh Hihath of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.Vincent Li Fabrication Engineer at Hihath Research Group 1) Where are you from? My family and I migrated from Hong Kong, and settled in San Francisco. 2) Why UC Davis? During my first visit on a hot summer day, after driving past mountains and large grassy fields, I found my heart: The campus landscape and its nature, and the youthful ...
  • Amit Kanvinde Receives 2016 Huber Research Prize
    Amit Kanvinde, professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Davis.DAVIS, CA; April 15, 2016—The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has awarded the 2016 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize to Amit Kanvinde, professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Davis. The ASCE recognized Kanvinde for “For significant contributions in modeling integrated with large-scale experiments to advance ...