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    • 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 ...
    • Jennifer Sinclair Curtis Named Dean of UC Davis Engineering
      DAVIS, CA­­­; July 8, 2015–Jennifer Sinclair Curtis has been named as the Dean of the UC Davis College of Engineering effective October 19, 2015.  Curtis currently serves as the Associate Dean for Research and Facilities at the University of Florida’s College of Engineering.  She will replace Interim Dean Jean VanderGheynst who graciously agreed to serve ...
    • IEEE Honors Simon Cherry for Molecular Imaging Research
      Simon Cherry, a Distinguished Professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)Simon Cherry, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering, has just received the 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award, for outstanding contributions to the field of nuclear and plasma sciences and engineering. Cherry has been recognized for his “contributions to the development and application of in vivo molecular ...
    • Graduate Student Mentors Winning Sacramento Green Team
      Sara Pace with fellow biological systems engineering doctoral student Josh Claypool, her colleague on the EPA-funded “Biorenewable Methane Production."UC Davis biological systems engineering graduate student Sara Pace helped Sacramento grade-schoolers mount a successful campaign to replace their school’s HVAC units. A researcher in a lab run by UC Davis Professor Jean VanderGheynst, Pace and fellow grad student Josh Claypool recently earned an EPA P3 grant to study biorenewable methane production. Pace is also an ...
    • Niels Grønbech-Jensen Appointed as COSMOS Executive Director
      Niels Grønbech-Jensen has been named the Statewide Faculty Executive Director of the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS).Niels Grønbech-Jensen, a professor with dual appointments in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and the Department of Mathematics, has been named the Statewide Faculty Executive Director of the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS). Grønbech-Jensen has been filling this role in an interim capacity since late 2014, when COSMOS’ ...
    • MAE Grad Students Share Research Award
      Joseph Barthel and Bo Fu, both graduate students in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, are sharing this year’s N&M Sarigul-Klijn Space Engineering/Flight Research Award. The two aerospace researchers will split the $1,500 award, each receiving $750. Barthel was honored for his proposal, “Optimization of Passive Radiation Shielding Onboard a Space Habitat Equipped ...
    • R. Paul Singh Wins Prestigious Agriculture Prize
      R. Paul Singh, a distinguished UC Davis agricultural engineer, has been named the 2015 GCHERA World Agriculture Prize Laureate.R. Paul Singh, a distinguished professor emeritus who had dual appointments in the UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, and the Department of Food Science and Technology, has received the 2015 Global Confederation for Higher Education Associations for Agriculture & Life Sciences (GCHERA) World Agriculture Prize. The award was announced at the annual GCHERA ...
    • Undergrad programmer among Apple’s “20 Under 20”
      UC Davis undergraduate Nick Doherty's enormously popular "Study Cal" app has made him one of Apple's "20 Under 20" programming superstars.When 12-year-old Nick Doherty decided that he wanted a Mac computer, he adopted the strategy of a born entrepreneur, by starting his own car-washing business. He made eye-catching fliers, roller-bladed through his neighborhood and posted them on every stationery surface; he sold himself door to door; he chatted up everybody walking dogs down his street. Before ...
    • BAE Grad Student Mentors Winning ‘Green’ Grade-Schoolers
      UC Davis biological and agricultural engineering (BAE) graduate student Lauren Jabusch seems to be everywhere these days. Her research work on biofuels and microalgae cell wall analysis — with the goal of extracting starches and lipids, in order to efficiently produce ethanol and biodiesel — keeps her quite busy. So does her role as chair of ...
    • Generous Gift Establishes New Engineering Design Space
      UC Davis Professor Emeritus Richard Dorf and his wife, Joy, have donated $250,000 to help transform 1065 Kemper Hall into a sleek Design and Communications Space.Richard and Joy Dorf have seen the future, and persuasive communication will be crucial. In an era when dialogue too frequently deteriorates to 140-characters, the UC Davis College of Engineering is taking a progressive lead on reinforcing the need for students to develop superior interaction skills. The first phase was a freshman pilot course that debuted fall ...
    • 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 ...