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  • Alfred Chuang, Magnet CEO and UC Davis Alumnus, to Speak at Commencement
    Update: Photos from the College of Engineering 2017 spring commencement ceremony are available on Flickr. DAVIS, Calif., June 2, 2017 — Alfred Chuang, UC Davis engineering alumnus and chairman and chief executive officer of the Palo Alto-based company, Magnet Systems, Inc., will deliver the keynote address at the UC Davis College of Engineering’s 2017 Commencement. More than 650 ...

 

 

 


  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...