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    • 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.Davis, Calif.; May 15, 2015 – 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Biomedical Engineering Society Offers a Science-Laden “Girls’ Night Out”
      The UC Davis Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) will host “Girls’ Night Out,” an annual outreach effort designed to promote the study of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) topics, at 6 p.m. Friday, April 3, at the campus’ Genome Biomedical Science Facility. The event has been designed for a targeted audience of roughly 60 “Brownie” Girl ...
    • UC Davis Hosts ASCE Mid-Pacific Student Conference
      UC Davis Civil Engineering StudentsUC Davis has been selected as the site for the 2015 Mid-Pacific Student Conference, an annual event sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The conference, taking place April 2-4, will bring roughly 500 engineering students to UC Davis from 15 schools in the Northwestern United States. The Mid-Pacific Conference allows civil engineering students ...
    • Jin Yong Oh Receives 2015 Munir Award
      Jin Yong "Jackie" Oh, recipient of the 2015 Zuhair A. Munir Best Dissertation Award, from UC Davis College of Engineering.The UC Davis College of Engineering Awards Committee has presented the 2015 Zuhair A. Munir Best Dissertation Award to Jin Yong “Jackie” Oh, who completed his doctorate in electrical engineering in June 2014. Oh’s dissertation is titled High Throughput Manufacturing of Silicon Nano-bridges for the Fabrication of 3D Gate-All-Around Field Effect Transistors. The committee also selected ...
    • UC Davis Startup Receives U.S. Department of Energy SBIR Funding
      Biswanath Mukherjee, distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Computer ScienceEnnetix, a software start-up founded by UC Davis computer science professor Biswanath Mukherjee and colleague Pulak Chowdhury, has received Phase One funding from the Advanced Scientific Computing Research branch of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The funding, in the amount of $150,000, has been awarded to a project titled ...
    • Welcome UC Davis Class of 2019
      Congratulations to all the admitted freshmen who received offers of admission from UC Davis for fall 2015. When you say “yes” to UC Davis, you’ll join a vibrant community of living and learning at one of the world’s top public research universities, where you’ll receive an education that challenges you and provides unmatched research, internship and ...
    • BME PhD Student Chosen to Attend Nobel Laureate Event
      Christopher Chapman, a PhD student in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical EngineeringChristopher Chapman, a PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been selected to represent UC Davis at the 65th annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, taking place June 28-July 3 in Lindau, Germany. Chapman will join a U.S. delegation of roughly 55 “young researchers,” as they’re designated by the Lindau committee. The U.S. delegation will ...