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    • Annual Engineering Design Showcase Highlights Innovative Student Projects
      Imaginative student engineers will dazzle campus colleagues and the general public when the UC Davis College of Engineering hosts its fifth annual Engineering Design Showcase from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at the ARC Pavilion. The event will feature senior projects developed by 141 teams, collectively involving 576 students. The many displays and prototypes ...
    • 2015 Engineering Design Showcase at UC Davis
      The College of Engineering at UC Davis presents the Engineering Design Showcase on Thursday, June 4, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. at The Pavilion on the university campus.The College of Engineering at UC Davis presented the Engineering Design Showcase on Thursday, June 4, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. at The Pavilion on the university campus. Students shared their senior group projects, applying the knowledge and skills gained during their years of study at UC Davis. Featuring more than 140 teams (550+ students) the ...
    • Erkin Şeker Receives NSF Grant to Develop Electrochemical Biosensors
      Erkin Şeker, an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringThe National Science Foundation has awarded a grant to Erkin Şeker, an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The NSF award of $305,270 will support Şeker as PI on the project to study Effects of Nanostructure on the Performance of Nucleic Acid-Based Electrochemical Biosensors. In this research project the researchers ...
    • Chemical Engineering Students Take Top Prize
      UC Davis chemical engineering students at California State University Pomona, after winning first place in the Chem-E-Car competition, one of several contests held at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' (AlChE) 2015 Western Student Regional Conference.A team of students from the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science won first place in the Chem-E-Car competition, one of several contests held at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers‘ (AlChE) 2015 Western Student Regional Conference. The conference was held April 24-25, 2015 at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. This first-place victory ...
    • ECE Students Win Model Car Competition
      Andrew Chung, Sam Dawson and Justin Laguardia, undergraduates in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), are the North American champions at the National Freescale Cup Autonomous Model Car Competition.A trio of undergraduates in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) — Andrew Chung, Sam Dawson and Justin Laguardia — just became the North American champions at the National Freescale Cup Autonomous Model Car Competition. The annual event, sponsored by Freescale Semiconductor, challenges students to design and build an autonomous model car ...
    • High School Robotics Champs Ready for College of Engineering Internship Projects
      Members of the Davis-based robotics team Citrus Circuits, still celebrating their first-place victory April 25 during the 2015 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics World ChampionshipsMembers of the Davis-based robotics team Citrus Circuits, still celebrating their first-place victory April 25 during the 2015 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics World Championships, have ample reason to be proud. Their victorious season hasn’t been limited solely to the triumphs accumulated during the regional contests that led up to the ...
    • College of Engineering Startup Earns DoE Phase II Funding
      Prof. Biswanath Mukherjee of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with doctoral student Abhishek Gupta.The Advanced Scientific Computing Research branch of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program has granted Phase II funding to Ennetix, a software start-up founded by UC Davis computer science professor Biswanath Mukherjee and colleague Pulak Chowdhury. The $1 million, two-year award will fund product development of the Ennetix proposal titled ...
    • CITRIS Launches ‘People and Robots’ Initiative
      Stavros Vougioukas, an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, is pursuing a four-year project devoted to the development of what he terms "FRAIL-bots," short for Fragile Crop Harvest-Aiding Mobile Robots.The UC System’s Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) has unveiled a new multidisciplinary research program titled the “People and Robots Initiative.” The new program will support efforts by faculty and students working on robotics at the four CITRIS campuses: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced and UC Santa Barbara. By ...
    • College of Engineering Faculty Collaborate on CITRIS-funded Research
      Kenneth J. Loh, associate professor, UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringThe UC System’s Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) has announced the recipients of its 2015 Seed Fund Awards, presented each year to spur multidisciplinary collaborations among its four campuses: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz. Twenty-four proposals were submitted after the 2015 parameters — a focus ...
    • Los Alamos’ John L. Sarrao Speaks at UC Davis
      John Sarrao, Associate Director for Theory, Simulation, and Computation (ADTSC) at Los Alamos National Laboratory.John L. Sarrao, the Associate Director for Theory, Simulation and Computation at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, spoke at the UC Davis College of Engineering on Monday, May 4, 2015. Sarrao’s presentation, “From Quanta to the Continuum: Opportunities for Mesoscale Science,” explained how the greatest scientific advances of the previous decade, particularly at the nanoscale, are ...
    • Engineering Student Startup Center Hosts Make-a-Thon
      Students at the Engineering Student Startup Center (ESSC) at UC DavisThe UC Davis Engineering Student Startup Center (ESSC) will host a one-day “Make-a-Thon” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at 2060 Academic Surge. The event, directed toward freshmen engineering dorm residents, is designed to inspire an entrepreneurial mindset while showcasing the Center’s many resources. “We’re doing this to acquaint first-year students with ...
    • College of Engineering Presents 2015 Scholar Awards
      Photo from the 2014 Student Scholar Awards.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 26, 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 ...
    • UC Davis Biosystems Engineers Celebrated at EPA Design Expo
      UC Davis student team project “Biorenewable Methane Production,” is one of 42 student-led proposals to have qualified for Phase I funding via the EPA’s annual P3 sustainability competition.Josh Claypool and Sara Pace, UC Davis PhD students in biological systems engineering, and Morgan Rease, an undergraduate student in the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology, recently returned from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 11th annual National Sustainable Design Expo. Their project, “Biorenewable Methane Production,” garnered an Honorable Mention amid stiff competition ...
    • Debbie Niemeier Receives Guggenheim Fellowship
      The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to Debbie Niemeier, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The Fellowships, sometimes regarded as “mid-career awards,” are presented to individuals who’ve demonstrated an exceptional capacity for productive scholarship. Roughly 200 Fellowships are awarded each year, from a field of ...
    • Cheemeng Tan Earns Life Sciences Funding Award
      Cheemeng Tan, assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical EngineeringThe International Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) has presented one of its 2015 Young Investigator Grants to Cheemeng Tan, an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering. The project, a collaboration between Tan and Michael Nash — a professor in the Department of Biophysics and Molecular Materials at Ludwig-Maximilians University, in Munich, ...
    • Jae Wan Park Awarded Funding for Clean Energy Project
      Jae Wan Park, associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringThe California Energy Commission has funded a “clean energy” proposal made by Jae Wan Park, an associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The project, titled “Demonstration of Community-Scale, Low-Cost, Highly Efficient PV and Energy Management System,” has received a grant of $1.24 million. The project addresses the major challenges faced ...
    • Ricardo Castro Earns Calorimetry Award
      Ricardo Castro, associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials ScienceThe North American Calorimetry Conference (CALCON) has presented its 2015 Stig Sunner Memorial Award to Ricardo Castro, an associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. The award includes an honorarium of $1,000. The awards committee also will provide Castro with complimentary registration for the 70th International CALCON, taking place July ...
    • UC Davis Heads USDA Food Safety Project
      Nitin Nitin, associate professor in the departments of Food Science and Technology and Biological and Agricultural Engineering at UC Davis.A collaborative food-safety project headed by UC Davis has been selected for funding by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The proposal, titled “An Integrated Approach to Eliminate Cross-Contamination During Washing, Conveying, Handling and Packaging of Fresh Produce,” will receive $4.751 million over the course of five years. The grant comes from the Food Safety ...
    • Miguel Mariño Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
      Miguel A Mariño, distinguished professor emeritus of hydrologic sciences in the UC Davis Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Biological and Agricultural EngineeringThe American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has honored Miguel A. Mariño, a distinguished professor emeritus of hydrologic sciences in the UC Davis Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Biological and Agricultural Engineering, with its Environmental and Water Resources Institute‘s (EWRI) 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes ASCE-EWRI members who are judged to have ...
    • UC Davis College of Engineering Joins National Education Initiative
      Participants in the Introduction to Engineering Design class offered during fall 2014 at the UC Davis College of Engineering.The UC Davis College of Engineering has partnered with 121 other U.S. engineering schools, in an effort to spearhead a transformative movement in engineering education. In a joint Letter of Commitment presented to President Obama on Monday, March 23, 2015 during the fifth annual White House Science Fair, the UC Davis College of Engineering and its ...