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    • 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 ...
    • Raissa D’Souza Earns Cover Story in Nature Physics
      Raissa M. D'Souza, of the UC Davis Departments of Computer Science, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has published an article in Nature Physics.Research conducted by Raissa M. D’Souza, a professor with dual appointments in the UC Davis Departments of Computer Science, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been honored with a cover story in the July issue of Nature Physics. The report, “Anomalous Critical and Supercritical Phenomena in Explosive Percolation,” is co-authored by Jan Nagler, of the ...
    • Expanding the Data Highway
      UC Davis Prof. Omeed MomeniElectrical engineer explores next-gen transistors and alternative frequencies to streamline future network activity Omeed Momeni was a childhood tinkerer, forever soldering transistors, resistors and capacitors onto circuit boards. He still remembers the moment of elation, after building an FM radio transmitter and receiver that actually worked. By the time he entered high school, Momeni’s interest had migrated ...
    • A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On: Center for Geotechnical Modeling Facilitates Seismic Research
      Doctoral student Kate Darby and her colleagues conduct research on new methods to characterize intermediate soils, which are not course enough to behave like sand or fine enough to behave like clay. The work has the potential to transform the technical training provided in graduate schools and professional courses, and to reduce costly engineering uncertainty in practice.Civil engineers and earthquake analysts wanting to minimize infrastructural damage, the next time a massive tremblor strikes, know where to conduct their research: UC Davis’ world-renowned Center for Geotechnical Modeling (CGM). The facility’s modest set of offices sits adjacent to the Center’s star attraction: a concrete bunker that houses the enormous, 9-meter-radius centrifuge, capable of ...
    • CEE Grad Students Take First Place in Big Ideas@Berkeley Competition
      UC Davis Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) graduate students Kyle Fuller and Ezequiel Santillan, along with colleagues Solange Astorga and Lisa Marroquin, shared two first-place victories in this year's Big Ideas@Berkeley competition.UC Davis Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) graduate students Kyle Fuller and Ezequiel Santillan, along with colleagues Solange Astorga and Lisa Marroquin, shared two first-place victories in this year’s Big Ideas@Berkeley competition. Their proposal, “Clean Water for Crops: As Simple as Sand and Seeds,” took top honors in the Global Health category, and was selected ...
    • Ken Giles Receives Prestigious ASABE Award
      Ken Giles, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, and research associatesThe American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has presented its 2015 Cyrus Hall McCormick-Jerome Increase Case Gold Medal to Ken Giles, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. The annual award honors “exceptional and meritorious achievement in agriculture that has resulted in new concepts, products, processes or methods ...