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    • Ning Pan Named an APS Fellow
      Ning Pan, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Division of Textile and Clothing, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). He is being honored for his “significant contributions to the scientific research of mechanics and physics in the field of fibrous materials.” Pan will be ...
    • Emeritus Professor Establishes Fund for Geotechnical Education
      UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Emeritus Professor Izzat M. Idriss and his wife have presented the College of Engineering with a $100,000 gift, to establish the Mariam and Izzat M. Idriss Endowment Fund for Geotechnical Engineering Education. The endowment will enrich the post-graduate experience in geotechnical engineering, through the support of graduate student ...
    • Jesus Pulido: Graduate Student Profile
      Jesus Pulido is working toward his PhD in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science. He was drawn to the campus because of its reputation as one of the top research institutions in the field of computer graphics and data visualization. He's collaborating with the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Johns Hopkins University, to develop and improve tools for the analysis of direct numerical simulation (DNS) turbulence data. He's also researching and developing more efficient frameworks for use in next-gen petascale and exascale supercomputers (such as Trinity). For more information about graduate study at the UC Davis College of Engineering, please visit: engineering.ucdavis.edu/graduate/ Photos by Sean Michael Ayres/UC Davis Engineering1) Where are you from? I was born and raised in the Central Valley region of Merced, CA, after my parents immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico, in order to pursue a brighter future for the family. 2) Why UC Davis? UC Davis has become one of the top research institutions in the field of computer graphics and ...
    • Chemical Engineering Students Perform Well at National Competition
      Following their first-place victory at a regional event, the UC Davis ChemE-Car team placed third overall at the annual AlChE Student Conference CompetitionFollowing their first-place victory at a regional event held during spring quarter, the UC Davis Chem-E-Car team placed third overall at the annual American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AlChE) Student Conference Competition, which took place Nov. 8 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Aggie engineers competed against 33 other regional ...
    • Jennifer Sinclair Curtis Wins Prestigious Chemical Engineering Award
      UC Davis Engineering Dean Jennifer Sinclair Curtis has received the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' (AlChE) F.J. & Dorothy Van Antwerpen Award, which recognizes outstanding technical and professional contributions to the field of chemical engineering.DAVIS, CALIFORNIA, Nov. 10, 2015 — Jennifer Sinclair Curtis, who became Dean of the UC Davis College of Engineering on Oct. 19, has won the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AlChE) F.J. & Dorothy Van Antwerpen Award, which recognizes outstanding technical and professional contributions to the field of chemical engineering. Curtis was recognized formally during the ...
    • Destiny Garcia: Graduate Student Profile
      Destiny Garcia is a UC Davis graduate student in mechanical engineering from Fairfield, California. For more information about graduate study at the UC Davis College of Engineering, please visit: engineering.ucdavis.edu/graduate/1) Where are you from? I’m from Fairfield, CA. (I didn’t get too far from home!) I earned my BS in mechanical engineering from UC Davis in 2014. 2) Why UC Davis? The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and College of Engineering have been my No. 1 supporters, and that’s a big reason I chose UC Davis; ...
    • Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn Named an ASME Fellow
      The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has named Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn a Fellow. She and the entire 2015 class of ASME Fellows will be honored later this year, at the Society’s annual recognition reception; they’ll also be celebrated in the November 2015 issue of Mechanical Engineering. A professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and ...
    • David Horsley’s Research Team Secures DARPA Grant
      David Horsley, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringDAVIS, CALIFORNIA, Oct. 27, 2015—The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has presented a $1.8 million grant to a project headed by David Horsley, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The project, “Ultralow Power Microsystems Via an Integrated Piezoelectric MEMS-CMOS Platform,” includes the participation of co-PIs Xiaoguang “Leo” ...
    • Engineering Undergrad Wins Lake Tahoe App Contest
      UC Davis sophomore Shahzeb Khan's design was selected to power a new smart phone app that transforms Lake Tahoe visitors into citizen scientists.The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) has launched a new smartphone app, “Citizen Science Tahoe,” that encourages beach-goers of all ages to tap in what they see at Lake Tahoe; creating crowd-sourced observational data that will be shared with the scientists to better understand conditions around the lake. The app, available for download at ...
    • Engineering Professors Earn Mentoring Fellowships
      Two College of Engineering faculty members have received fellowships from UC Davis Graduate Studies’ Mentoring at Critical Transitions (MCT) program. The $10,000 grants, sponsored by the Wakeham Fund, have been presented to Gail Bornhorst, an assistant professor with joint appointments in the UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, and Food Science and Technology; ...
    • NSF Grant Supports Aerospace Engineering Education
      Barbara Linke, assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.The National Science Foundation’s Division of Undergraduate Education has awarded a two-year grant of $249,965.00 to Barbara Linke and Mohamed Hafez, professors in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; and Lee Martin, an assistant professor in the UC Davis School of Education. Linke is the PI on their project, titled An Integrated ...
    • Bioengineering Alum Cited as ‘Engineering Leader Under 40’
      Cassy Gardner, who earned her undergraduate degree in biosystems engineering at UC Davis in 2013, has been named one of Control Engineering magazine’s “Engineering Leaders Under 40.” Gardner is the youngest in this year’s group of candidates, and one of only two women. Gardner has been cited for the significant impact she has had — and ...
    • M. Levent Kavvas Receives International Award
      M. Levent Kavvas, a distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), has received the 2015 International Award from the Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources. The award was presented Sept. 10 at the Society’s annual meeting, which took place at Tokyo Metropolitan University. Kavvas was honored for his “significant ...
    • PhD Computer Scientist Presents Paper at Conference
      Leyuan Wang, a PhD student in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science, presented one of only two "Distinguished Papers" of the 51 accepted at Euro-Par 2015, which took place Aug. 24-28 at Austria's Vienna University of Technology.Leyuan Wang, a PhD student in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science, presented one of only two “Distinguished Papers” of the 51 accepted at Euro-Par 2015, which took place Aug. 24-28 at Austria’s Vienna University of Technology. Her paper, Fast Parallel Suffix Array on the GPU, is co-authored with her advisor, John Owens, a ...
    • Engineering Grads Launch Peer-to-Peer Study App
      Every day, in various classes, numerous students struggle with the material, desperately wishing for one-on-one assistance. Those same classes also contain plenty of people who thoroughly understand the subject matter … not to mention the hundreds of campus-wide students who sailed through such courses during previous quarters. Wouldn’t it be wonderful, thought Ben Holmquist and Ben ...
    • BME Professor to Share Teaching Methodology at NAE Symposium
      Eduardo A. Silva, an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical EngineeringEduardo A. Silva, an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received a fully paid invitation to attend the National Academy of Engineering‘s annual Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium. The event will take place Oct. 25-28 at the National Academies’ Beckman Center in Irvine, Calif. All invited participants have been asked to ...
    • Bahram Ravani Receives Major ASME Award
      Prof. Bahram Ravani of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC DavisThe American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has just presented a prestigious award to Bahram Ravani, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The honor comes from the ASME Design Engineering Division’s Mechatronics and Embedded System and Applications (MESA) Technical Committee. Ravani has received this award, the highest given by a ...
    • Aggie Engineers Take Top Honors in NASA Aviation Competition
      UC Davis 1st Place Team Bladessa. Left-right: Ben Schellenberg, Mike Starr, Junette Hsin, Ethan Kellogg, Geoffrey Christensen, Keshavan Kope.UC Davis student engineering teams won three of the four possible trophies in the undergraduate division of this year’s U.S. University Design Challenge: All-Electric General Aviation Vehicle competition sponsored by NASA. Team Bladessa won first place, with the honors shared by team leader Ethan Kellogg and members Geoffrey Christensen, Junette Hsin, Keshavan Kope, Ben Schellengberg and ...
    • College of Engineering Announces 2015 Faculty Awards
      Matt Bishop, professor in the Department of Computer Science at UC Davis, recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award.The UC Davis College of Engineering has announced the recipients of its 2015 Faculty Awards. Four College of Engineering faculty members will be acknowledged at an event to be announced. Matt Bishop, a professor in the Department of Computer Science, has won the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award. Matt has been with us since 1994, and during ...
    • UC Davis Plays Major Role in New Bio-Geotechnical Engineering Center
      UC Davis Engineering professor Jason DeJongBio-shock resistant: New center to apply biology to earthquakes, civil engineering UC Davis, Arizona State University, New Mexico State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have joined forces to create the Center for Bio-inspired and Bio-mediated Geotechnics (CBBG), to embrace and expand the rapidly emerging field of biogeotechnical engineering. The National Science Foundation (NSF) will ...