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    • California Funds UC Davis Wind Power Project
      C.P. "Case" Van Dam, chair of the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringThe California Energy Commission (CEC) has announced the initial funded projects in its new Energy Research and Development Program, and one of the seven awards has been granted to UC Davis. The project is headed by C.P. “Case” Van Dam, chair of the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Shu-Hua Chen, an assistant ...
    • UC Davis Receives Share of MRPI Project Funding
      Yayoi Takamura, associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials ScienceThe University of California Research Grants Program Office has awarded funding for a Multicampus Research Program and Initiative (MRPI) that will include the participation of the UC Davis College of Engineering. The project, “Tunable Quantum Materials,” will be led by UC San Diego’s Ivan Schuller and Oleg Shpyrko; the co-PIs are UC Davis’ Yayoi Takamura ...
    • UC Davis Extension Offers Materials Science MOOC
      Beginning Feb. 2, new and continuing materials science students will be able to take a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled “Ten Things Every Engineer Should Know About Materials Science.” The course is designed and taught by James Shackelford, a distinguished professor emeritus in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, ...
    • Chen-Nee Chuah Named IEEE Fellow
      UC Davis Prof. Chen-Nee ChuahChen-Nee Chuah, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Chuah has been recognized for her contributions to MIMO (multiple-input/multiple-output) communications and network management. The Fellowship is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members who have made extraordinary ...
    • Theta Tau Offers Crucial Test-Prep Sessions
      Engineers are required to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering/Engineer in Training (FE/EIT) exam in order to be licensed as a professional engineer in the United States. And yet many engineering students, particularly freshmen and sophomores, know nothing about this exam, and therefore are unable to appreciate its significance. The UC Davis branch of the Theta Tau engineering ...
    • Biomedical Engineering Society ‘Make-a-Thon’ Seeks Creative Student Engineers
      The UC Davis Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) hopes to inspire pioneering engineering students with an event guaranteed to challenge even the most creative minds: the inaugural “Medical Make-a-Thon,” taking place Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 17-18, in the Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility’s TEAM Design, Prototyping and Fabrication Lab. Student teams will be given 30 hours to ...
    • Diran Apelian Receives AAES Queneau Palladium Medal
      Diran Apelian, a visiting professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, has received the Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal from American Association of Engineering Societies’ (AAES). Apelian will be honored officially at the annual AAES awards banquet, held April 20, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes Apelian for “articulating an ...
    • Two Engineering Faculty Named to National Academy of Inventors
      M. Saif Islam, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and director of the Center for Nano & Micro-Manufacturing. Photo by Brian Nguyen/UC Davis College of EngineeringThe National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has selected two UC Davis College of Engineering faculty as Fellows in its 2014 class of inductees: Kyriacos Athanasiou, a distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering; and M. Saif Islam, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and co-director of the Center ...
    • Introductory Design Class Engages First-year Engineering Students
      Participants in the Introduction to Engineering Design class offered during fall 2014 at UC Davis.In a continuing effort to enhance the curriculum experience for lower-division students, the UC Davis College of Engineering unveiled a new pilot class during the Fall 2014 quarter: ENG 098, Introduction to Engineering Design. The four-unit course had a one-hour lecture component twice weekly, on Mondays and Wednesdays, along with a two-hour studio/lab segment on ...
    • Ken Joy Recognized for Achievements at IEEE Visualization 2014
      The IEEE Computer Society Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (IEEE VGTC) has recognized UC Davis computer science professor Ken Joy for achievements in data visualization.The IEEE Computer Society Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (IEEE VGTC) has recognized UC Davis professor Ken Joy for achievements in data visualization. Claudio T. Silva of New York University was also recognized during IEEE Visualization 2014 (VIS), held Nov. 9-14, 2014 in Paris. Joy, an emeritus professor at the UC Davis Department of Computer Science and ...
    • Bruce White Co-Authors Paper in Nature
      UC Davis Prof. Bruce WhiteAs sand dunes march across the Sahara, vast dunes cross the surface of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. New research from a refurbished NASA wind tunnel reveals the physics of how particles move in Titan’s methane-laden winds and could help to explain why Titan’s dunes form in the way they do. The work is published online ...
    • Dan Gusfield Named IEEE Fellow
      Dan Gusfield, Professor of Computer Science, UC DavisThe technical professional society IEEE has named Dan Gusfield an IEEE Fellow, the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields ...
    • UC Davis Students Win Grand Prize at 2014 iGEM Competition
      A team of UC Davis students has built a biosensor designed to quickly and easily evaluate the chemical profile of oil, providing producers, distributors, retailers and ultimately consumers with an effective, inexpensive way to ensure olive oil quality.A team of seven UC Davis undergraduates successfully won the grand prize in the annual International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition, which took place Oct. 30 through Nov. 3 at the Hynes Convention Center, in Boston, Mass. This triumph has directed all eyes toward the team’s breakthrough gadget: the OliView, a palm-sized biosensor designed to quickly ...
    • 2014 UC Davis Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal Recipients
      UC Davis Distinguished Engineering Alumni MedalThe UC Davis College of Engineering recognizes several of its notable graduates annually with the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal (DEAM). For 2014, the College has selected five alumni to receive medals for excellence in academic achievement, business and public service. The awards will be presented during a special event on Saturday, Feb. 28, at San Francisco’s ...
    • Civil Engineering Gets a Boost from The Beavers
      “Heavy Engineering” Association Hopes to Steer More Students Toward On-Site Construction Work The UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering just earned additional respect from some influential Beavers. The Beavers, a “heavy engineering” construction association founded in 1955, works to generate greater attention to the contractors who rarely got credit for their role in building and ...
    • Athanasiou Group’s Findings Published in PNAS Journal
      From left to right: Eleftherios A. Makris, Kyriacos A. Athanasiou, Jerry C. Hu, and Nikolaos PaschosThe journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has published research work conducted by the UC Davis Musculoskeletal Bioengineering Laboratory. The article, “Developing Functional Musculoskeletal Tissues Through Hypoxia and Lysyl Oxidase-Induced Collagen Cross-Linking,” is authored by Eleftherios A. Makris, Donald J. Responte, Nikolaos K. Paschos, Jerry C. Hu and Kyriacos A. Athanasiou. It ...
    • Sanjoy Mahajan: Use of digital technology to improve STEM learning
      Sanjoy Mahajan, associate professor of applied science and engineering at Olin College of Engineering and visiting associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT.Sanjoy Mahajan, associate professor of applied science and engineering at Olin College of Engineering and visiting associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, spoke on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at the College of Engineering at UC Davis. Mahajan spoke on “Principle-based use of digital technology to improve STEM learning.” Mahajan  ...
    • From UC Davis to Hanoi: Ambitious team teaching
      Vietnamese engineering students are training with the help of an "Agreement of Cooperation" between the UC Davis College of Engineering and the Hanoi University of MiningAlso published in Engineering Progress, Fall 2014 UC Davis professors often accept assignments as visiting instructors at universities across the country, or even throughout the world: sometimes just for a week or two, perhaps even for a quarter or an entire academic year. Rarely, however, has a “guest lecturer” program been proposed — let alone embraced — ...
    • Finding Space in an Increasingly Crowded Web
      UC Davis Prof. Q. Jane Gu researches high-velocity Internet that provides connectivity via an array of state-of-the-art products.The electromagnetic spectrum’s terahertz region may solve bandwidth density limitations Also published in Engineering Progress, Fall 2014 Qun (Q.) Jane Gu is quite concerned about the “Interconnect Bottleneck.” Gu, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, understands the biggest challenge that faces the World Wide Web. In a word: space. This seems counter-intuitive, since users ...
    • Fine-tuning future environmental pathways
      UC Davis Prof. Alissa KendallClimate mitigation engineer Alissa Kendall embarks on a novel approach to assessing proposed clean-energy materials Also published in Engineering Progress, Fall 2014 Alissa Kendall’s desire to change the world emerged at a young age. Her eventual interest in environmental engineering and life-cycle assessment (LCA) began with a childhood in Honduras. “Moving to the U.S. after that was a ...