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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 ...

 

 

 


  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...