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    • 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 ...
    • Cristina Davis’ Startup Wins World Agri-Tech Investment Summit Competition
      At this year's World Agri-Tech Investment Summit, held March 16-17, 2016 in San Francisco, UC Davis Prof. Cristina Davis won the pitch fest competition’s “Best Newcomer” Award.DAVIS, Calif.; April 11, 2016—At this year’s World Agri-Tech Investment Summit, held March 16-17, 2016 in San Francisco, UC Davis Prof. Cristina Davis won the pitch fest competition’s “Best Newcomer” Award. Davis, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was invited to talk about the company she co-founded in 2016, XTB ...
    • Jeni Lee receives 2016 Zuhair A. Munir Award
      DAVIS, Calif.; April 7, 2016 – The College of Engineering’s Awards Committee has selected Jeni Lee as the winner of the 2016 Zuhair A. Munir Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation. Lee is being honored for her research entitled, “Bioactive and Mechanical Stimuli for Engineering Neocartilage with Native Tissue-like Tensile Properties.” Prof. Kyriacos Athanasiou was Lee’s mentor in ...
    • Lecture by Biomedical Engineering Pioneer Nicholas Peppas
      Nicholas A. Peppas, Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering at the University of Texas at AustinPioneering biomedical and chemical engineer Nicholas A. Peppas spoke on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility at UC Davis. The Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, Peppas spoke on “Intelligent Nanoscale Biopolymers for Recognitive and Responsive Delivery of Drugs, Peptides and Proteins.” The ...
    • David Horsley Wins Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize
      Davis, Calif.; March 30, 2016—The National Science Foundation’s Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) Program has awarded the Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovation to David Horsley. Horsley, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and his UC Berkeley colleague, Prof. Bernhard Boser, are being recognized for building the Berkeley Sensor and ...
    • Professor van Dam Named First Associate Dean for Facilities
      Case van Dam, Professor Mech & Aero Engineering at the high power wind tunnel set up for an.air foil test for wind turbine blades, left, with a pitotstatic probe, center, that surveys the wake of the blades and the fan, right, with a 125 horsepower engine that drives it.Davis, Calif.; March 29, 2016—C.P. “Case” van Dam has been named the first Associate Dean for Facilities and Capital Planning in the UC Davis College of Engineering, effective June 1, 2016. Currently the chair of the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), Prof. van Dam was named by Dean Jennifer Sinclair Curtis ...
    • Yannis Dafalias Elected ASCE Fellow
      Yannis F. Dafalias, Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.DAVIS, Calif.; March 11, 2016 – Yannis F. Dafalias has been elected a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Dafalias is a UC Davis Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering specializing in structural and geo-mechanics. Dafalias joins an elite group of his peers as an ASCE Fellow with less than four percent ...
    • Professor Emeritus Charles Beadle Passes Away
      Charles Beadle, professor emeritus, UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.MEMORIAL: Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 4 p.m. at Davis Community Church, 412 C Street, Davis, CA. The faculty and staff at the UC Davis College of Engineering is saddened to announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Charles Beadle on Monday, March 7, 2016. Beadle received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts College in 1951, and ...
    • UC Davis E-Week Opens with Learnathon
      UC Davis College of Engineering a Learnathon from 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Tercero's Wall Hall.DAVIS, CA; FEBRUARY 16, 2016 — The UC Davis College of Engineering will kick off its Engineering Week (E-Week) activities with an exciting collection of Learnathon demonstration and activity stations, taking place from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Tercero’s Wall Hall. This event will follow an introductory “Donuts with the Deans” ceremony, from ...
    • Alexandra Navrotsky Receives Prestigious Geochemical Award
      Alexandra Navrotsky, an interdisciplinary UC Davis Distinguished Professor of ceramic, earth and environmental materials.DAVIS, CA; FEBRUARY 12, 2016 — The Geochemical Society has awarded its 2016 Victor Moritz Goldschmidt Award to Alexandra Navrotsky, an interdisciplinary UC Davis Distinguished Professor of chemical engineering, and ceramic, earth and environmental materials. The Goldschmidt Award is the Society’s highest honor, and is given annually for major achievements in geochemistry or cosmochemistry. The award ...
    • College of Engineering Alum Elected to NAE
      Adam Steltzner of NASA JPLDAVIS, CA; FEBRUARY 9, 2016 — NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) lead engineer Adam Steltzner, who obtained his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at UC Davis in 1990, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He has been recognized for “the development of the Mars Curiosity 2011 entry, descent and landing system, ...
    • Simon Cherry Elected to National Academy of Engineering
      Simon Cherry, a Distinguished Professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), and co-leader of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center's Biomedical Program, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.Simon Cherry, a Distinguished Professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), and co-leader of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Biomedical Program, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Cherry is being acknowledged for research that has put UC Davis on the leading edge of molecular imaging nationwide. He is the ...
    • Nike’s Alison Sheets Talks Engineering Innovation in Sports
      Alison Sheets, a senior biomechanics researcher at NikeThe UC Davis College of Engineering kicks off its fourth annual Innovators Exhibit with a reception at 4 p.m. on Friday, February 26, in Kemper Hall’s Bruce and Marie West Lobby. The reception will be highlighted by a presentation from Alison Sheets, a senior biomechanics researcher at Nike. Her talk is titled “Applying Rigor to ...
    • Yayoi Takamura Invited to Prestigious NAE Symposium
      Yayoi Takamura, associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials ScienceDAVIS, CA; JANUARY 26, 2016 — Yayoi Takamura, an associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, has been invited to attend the 2016 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, which will take place June 16-18 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, Calif. As a symposium participant, Takamura will ...
    • New Counselor Aims to De-Stress Undergrad Engineers
      Lissa Joy GeikenLissa Joy Geiken — who encourages folks to call her “LJ” — has accepted a joint position as College Counselor for the College of Engineering and the College of Letters and Science. Formerly a senior staff psychologist and Career Counseling Program Coordinator at UC Davis, Dr. Geiken replaces Elena Herrera, who has departed for a position ...
    • Cristina Davis Elected to AIMBE College of Fellows
      Cristina Davis, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringDAVIS, CA; JANUARY 25, 2016 — Cristina Davis, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows. Davis is being recognized for her “outstanding contributions to non-invasive chemical and biological sensing tools, algorithms and applications.” A formal ...
    • Cryptologist Challenges Programmers on Moral Implications of Their Work
      DAVIS, CA; JANUARY 8, 2016 — Phil Rogaway, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science, has garnered considerable attention with a paper he presented Dec. 2 as an invited speaker at Asiacrypt 2015, in Auckland, New Zealand. The paper, titled The Moral Character of Cryptographic Work, challenges scientists — particularly those involved with ...
    • PhD Candidate Wins IEEE Student Paper Award
      Jinbo Li, a UC Davis electrical and computer engineering graduate student, won the Best Student Paper Award at the Asia Pacific Microwave Conference.Jinbo Li, a PhD student in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), won the Best Student Paper Award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) annual Asia Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC2015), held Dec. 6-9 in Nanjing, China. The paper, titled “Passive Interferometer for Wideband and Linear Transmitter Leakage Cancellation,” is ...
    • Superhero Science Explored in New Engineering Course
      Ricardo Castro, an associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials ScienceJanuary 6, 2016, Davis, CA—Ever wonder whether Captain America’s “vibranium alloy” shield actually could absorb kinetic energy, or whether Iron Man’s weaponized “repulsor beam” could deliver such concussive force? Thanks to Ricardo Castro, an associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, the scientific credibility of such fanciful superhero physics ...
    • UC Davis Alum’s First Book Details His NASA Career
      Adam Steltzner of NASA JPLDAVIS, CA, JANUARY 6, 2016—NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) lead engineer Adam Steltzner became a highly visible presence during 2012’s Mars Curiosity Rover mission. Steltzner has detailed the richly improbable events that led to this successful mission in his first book: The Right Kind of Crazy: A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership and High-Stakes Innovation, ...