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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 ...

 

 

 


  • 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 ...
  • Cutting Edge of Phylogenetic Networks
    Computer scientist Dan Gusfield shapes new disciplines, one book at a time “Some university departments traditionally are perceived as ‘book departments’,” says Dan Gusfield, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science. “History, English, most of the humanities — where it’s expected that faculty will publish books, as the principle vehicle for disseminating their ...
  • UC Davis Alum Will Lead UC Merced School of Engineering
    UC Davis alum Mark Matsumoto, named dean of the UC Merced School of EngineeringUC Davis alum Mark Matsumoto has been named dean of the UC Merced School of Engineering, an appointment that becomes effective Sept. 1. He’ll leave his current position as associate dean for research and graduate education at UC Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering, where he also serves as a professor in the Department of Chemical ...
  • UC Davis Professors Elected to FASEB Leadership Roles
    David M. Rocke and Scott I. Simon, both professors in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering, have been elected to leadership positions by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). Rocke, also a distinguished professor in the Division of Biostatistics in the UC Davis School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Services, has ...
  • Robert L. Powell Appointed to AWIS Board of Governors
    Robert L. Powell, professor at UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials ScienceRobert L. Powell, a professor with dual appointments in the UC Davis Departments of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Food Science and Technology, has been named a councilor on the national governing board of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). The board sets the strategic direction and provides insight and leadership to the national ...
  • Alissa Kendall Publishes Results of Almond Study
    Alissa Kendall, an associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.Alissa Kendall, an associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has co-authored two related articles just published in the Journal of Industrial Ecology. She’s lead author of the first article, “Life Cycle-based Assessment of Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Almond Production, Part I: Analytical Framework and Baseline Results.” Her ...
  • Engineering Undergrad Hailed as a Future Manufacturing Leader
    Farhad Ghadamli, who just earned his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering at UC Davis, has been named one of this year’s “30 Under 30” future leaders by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). Ghadamli and the other honorees are pictured on the cover of the July issue of Manufacturing Engineering, which highlights the young ...