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  • Peet’s Coffee Pledges $250,000 to Advance Coffee Research
    Associate professor William Ristenpart talks with UC Davis students Sabrina Perell and Kyle Phan about the taste of their brew during a “Design of Coffee” class in 2015. Photo credit: Gregory UrquiagaGift Will Fund Peet’s Coffee Pilot Roastery in First-of-its-Kind Coffee Center First university research center in the world to focus on post-harvest coffee New Coffee Center will carry out research and teaching, collaborate with industry Grew from popular engineering class, ‘Design of Coffee’ Peet’s Coffee announced a pledge of $250,000 to UC Davis on September 7, 2016, to fund ...

 

 

 


  • College Honors Two Faculty Members Elected to National Academy of Engineering
    DAVIS, Calif.; April 21, 2017 – Faculty, friends, staff and students gathered on Wednesday, April 19 for an evening reception to honor the election of Professors Deb Niemeier and Ross Boulanger to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest honors in the profession. Dean Jennifer Sinclair Curtis opened the reception with heartfelt congratulations to Niemeier and ...
  • Picnic Day 2017: College of Engineering Events
    Picnic DayDAVIS, Calif.; April 17, 2017 – Picnic Day is a UC Davis “open house” tradition to showcase the great breadth and high excellence of what UC Davis and the city of Davis have to offer. This year’s theme, “Growing Together,” highlights the growth of UC Davis since its start in 1908 as the University Farm School and ...
  • Decision Day 2017: College of Engineering Majors and Activities
    DAVIS, Calif.; April 06, 2017 – The UC Davis College of Engineering faculty, staff, student organizations, and design teams look forward to welcoming incoming freshman on April 8 for Decision Day 2017. Below are some of the activities being offered by the College of Engineering. MAJORS & ACTIVITIES FAIRE STUDENT PROJECT DEMONSTRATIONS 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Computer ...
  • Bruce Gates Recipient of Michel Boudart Award for Advances in Catalysis
    DAVIS, Calif.; April 04, 2017 – Dr. Bruce C. Gates, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at UC Davis, was recently announced as the recipient of the 2017 Michel Boudart Award for Advances in Catalysis for his pioneering contributions to the field. The award recognizes the development of new methods or concepts that advance the understanding and ...
  • Alumni Honored at College of Engineering Awards Dinner
    DAVIS, Calif.; March 27, 2017–The UC Davis College of Engineering celebrated outstanding faculty and alumni last month at its annual Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal awards ceremony at the Mondavi Center. More than 120 alumni, faculty, staff, and friends gathered on Feb. 23 to recognize notable graduates whose professional and personal achievements have brought special honor to ...
  • Superhero Science Meets Real-World Engineering in Return of Popular Undergraduate Course
    DAVIS, Calif.; March 28, 2017–Have you ever wondered if cosmic radiation can actually produce the superpowers of characters like Mister Fantastic or the Invisible Woman? Or if there is a real-world equivalent to the adamantium in Wolverine’s claws? With the return of the popular engineering course that’s open to all students, Materials Marvels: The Science of ...
  • Distinguished Lecture Sparks Student Interest in Smart Grid Technology, Renewable Energy
    DAVIS, Calif.; March 27, 2017-Dr. H. Vincent Poor discussed the growing benefits of smart grid technology at a Feb. 16 Distinguished Lecture, “Smart Grid: Energy Meets Information,” hosted by the UC Davis College of Engineering. “Smart grid” is a term that applies to an emerging generation of electricity grids that have a cyber-layer of sensors, controls, ...
  • UC Davis College of Engineering 2018 Graduate Rankings
    DAVIS, Calif.; March 16, 2017–The UC Davis College of Engineering continues to rank among the nation’s top public graduate engineering schools, according to the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings of America’s Best Colleges. The report ranks the College of Engineering 20th among public institutions and 34th – tied with Boston University – among both ...
  • Two Faculty Members Elected to National Academy of Engineering
    Deb NiemeierDAVIS, Calif.; February 8, 2017-Two engineering professors at the University of California, Davis, Deb Niemeier and Ross Boulanger, have been elected as members of the National Academy of Engineering, among the highest honors in the profession. Both are faculty members in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis College of Engineering. “This is a first ...
  • UC Davis Engineering Week Schedule
    February 21-24, 2017 The UC Davis College of Engineering, joining colleges and universities across the country, will celebrate National Engineers Week this month. Come celebrate engineering at UC Davis with this four-day long event featuring activities and speakers. Engineering Week (E-Week) includes hands-on activities like launching bottle rockets, participating in an Ideathon that showcases the latest technology ...
  • Memorial Fund Established for Dr. Chao Wei Yu
    DAVIS, Calif.; January 27, 2017–Dr. Chao Wei Yu passed away November 1, 2016 at the age of 35 after a long battle with cancer. Chao Wei was a postdoctoral scholar in the UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. He was a great friend of the College of Engineering, a true scholar, and inspiring ...
  • Third Annual Make-a-thon Looks Blindness in the Eye
    DAVIS, Calif.; January 25, 2017–Sixty-four students from universities all over California competed in the UC Davis Biomedical Engineering Society student chapter’s third annual Make-a-thon January 14-16, 2017. The Make-a-thon happens every Martin Luther King Day weekend because it is a three-day weekend and students work around the clock for 72 hours to fabricate a working ...
  • Professors Jeoh and Kendall Named Chancellor’s Fellows
    DAVIS, Calif.; January 10, 2017–Two of the 11 UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellows selected this year are engineering faculty who are specializing in sustainability. Tina Jeoh Tina Jeoh, associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering, is noted for her work in developing sustainable biofuels and bio-based products. Jeoh is investigating how to best commercialize the conversion of cellulosic biomass – tough, ...
  • Simon Cherry Elected to National Academy of Inventors
    DAVIS, Calif.; January 4, 2017–The National Academy of Inventors has elected Simon Cherry, distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering, to its 2016 class of fellows. The academy accords fellowship status to “academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact ...
  • Professors Cui and Mukherjee Named Highly Cited Researchers
    DAVIS, Calif.; December 2, 2016–UC Davis College of Engineering professors Shuguang (Robert) Cui and Biswanath Mukherjee have been noted among the world’s most influential scientific minds. The Thomson Reuters 2016 report of Highly Cited Researchers recognizes research that’s in the top one percent of most cited works within each subject field. According to Thomson Reuters, the final ...
  • Simon Cherry Elected as AAAS Fellow
    Simon Cherry, a Distinguished Professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)DAVIS, Calif.; November 30, 2016–The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected Simon Cherry, distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering, to its newest class of fellows. Cherry is pioneering new medical imaging technologies to improve cancer detection and treatment. In 2015, the National Institutes of Health awarded Cherry and his ...
  • One Month in a Floating Village
    Engineering Students Design Sanitation Systems in Cambodia DAVIS, Calif.; November 4, 2016–A team of UC Davis engineering students and a nonprofit in Cambodia are working together to clean up the water in the Tonle Sap Lake, one of the world’s most productive freshwater fisheries. The three mechanical engineering undergraduates — Joanne Wu, Rachel Muradian, and Yao Guan — spent ...
  • Building a “BugSwarm” Database to Help Fix Software Glitches
    DAVIS, Calif.; October 24, 2016–Most of the time, our cell phones and computers run software to help us drive, cook, bank and shop without a hitch. But when these programs have defects, they can bring our daily activities to a screeching halt. Software engineering researchers are hard at work developing new ways to find and fix ...
  • Laura Hackett Receives Outstanding New Advisor Award
    DAVIS, Calif.; October 14, 2016–A UC Davis College of Engineering advisor focused on helping first-generation college students has been recognized as the 2016-17 Campus Outstanding New Advisor. Since Laura Hackett’s arrival at the college in 2015, she has advised students in the Leadership in Engineering Advancement, Diversity and Retention (LEADR) Program. After being nominated by her colleagues ...
  • Raissa D’Souza Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
    DAVIS, Calif.; October 14, 2016–The American Physical Society (APS) has elected Raissa D’Souza to its Class of 2016 Fellows. D’Souza is a professor with dual appointments in the UC Davis Departments of Computer Science and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. APS fellowship is a distinct honor that shows recognition by one’s professional peers with less than one percent of ...