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  • Emmet Francis Receives 2017 M.S. Ghausi Medal
    DAVIS, Calif., June 20, 2017 – Emmet Francis from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was awarded the 2017 M.S. Ghausi Medal at the College of Engineering’s spring commencement ceremony. The award, named for former College of Engineering dean, Mohammed S. Ghausi, is the highest honor bestowed upon a graduating senior in engineering. A Regents Scholar, Francis ...

 

 

 


  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...