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    • 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 ...
    • UC Davis Computer Science Lab Wins IEEE Best Paper Award
      The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems, which took place Dec. 14-17, 2014 in New Delhi, India, presented a Best Paper Award to research conducted at the lab run by UC Davis distinguished professor Biswanath Mukherjee. The paper, “Cost-Efficient Live VM Migration Based on Varying Electricity Cost ...
    • Biswanath Mukherjee to Deliver Keynote Talk
      Biswanath Mukherjee, distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Computer ScienceBiswanath Mukherjee, a distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science, has been selected to give the keynote speech at the 11th international Design of Reliable Computer Networks (DRCN) Conference, taking place March 25-27, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. Mukherjee’s talk is titled “Network Adaptability to Combat Disaster Disruptions and Cascading Failures.” Mukherjee joined the ...
    • George Tchobanoglous profiled in AAEES magazine
      George Tchobanoglous, a Professor Emeritus in the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been profiled in an extensive, 10-page cover story in the winter 2015 issue of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists' (AAEES) Environmental Engineer & Scientist periodical.George Tchobanoglous, a professor emeritus in the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been profiled in an extensive, 10-page cover story in the winter 2015 issue of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists‘ (AAEES) Environmental Engineer & Scientist periodical. The article profiles Tchobanoglous from his childhood days in a Greek-speaking family, ...
    • UC Davis Engineering Ranks Among America’s Best Graduate Schools
      UC Davis civil engineering professor Alison KendallThe latest edition of America’s Best Graduate School Rankings, released by U.S. News & World Report on March 10, 2015, continues to rank the UC Davis College of Engineering among the best engineering schools in the nation. For the second consecutive year, UC Davis is ranked the 18th best public university for graduate education in ...
    • UC Davis Professor Named to US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board
      Cristina Davis, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringCristina Davis, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been selected as a Member of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Davis graduated from Duke University with degrees in mathematics and biology, and obtained her doctorate in biomedical engineering from the University of Virginia. She was a Postdoctoral ...
    • Hihath Research Group Publishes Article in Nature Materials
      The journal Nature Materials has just granted advance online publication to an article emanating from the research group led by Joshua Hihath, an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The paper, “Binding Configurations and Intramolecular Strain in Single-Molecule Devices,” is authored by Habid Rascón-Ramos, Juan Manuel Artés Vivancos, Yuanhui Li ...
    • Academy Award-winning CGI pioneer Richard Chuang Speaks at Innovators Day Reception
      Richard Chuang '79 joined the upstart computer animation company Pacific Data Images in 1981, which was eventually acquired by DreamWorks. Chuang left DreamWorks in 2008, and is currently founder and CEO of Cloudpic Global.The UC Davis College of Engineering kicked off its third annual Innovators Exhibit with a reception on Tuesday, March 3, in the Bruce and Marie West Lobby in Kemper Hall on the university campus. The reception was highlighted by a presentation from Richard Chuang, “Media and Technology – 35 years of changes.” This third annual Innovators ...