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  • College Announces 2018 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Recipients

    Oct. 1, 2018 By College of Engineering Staff Each year, the UC Davis College of Engineering recognizes outstanding alumni whose professional and personal achievements bring special honor to the College. This year, the College is pleased to name JoeBen Bevirt (Mechanical Engineering, ’95), Cynthia Murphy-Ortega (Chemical Engineering, ’91) and Ken Ouimet (Chemical Engineering, ’90) as its 2018 ...

 

 

 


  • Alumni Spotlight: Biotech Leader, Mike Chan
    October 1, 2018 By College of Engineering Staff Mike Chan graduated from the UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in biological systems engineering in 1998 and 2002, respectively. Now a senior manager Genentech, a leading biotechnology in South San Francisco, Mike leads a team of more than 20 engineers ...
  • College Announces 2018 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Recipients
    Oct. 1, 2018 By College of Engineering Staff Each year, the UC Davis College of Engineering recognizes outstanding alumni whose professional and personal achievements bring special honor to the College. This year, the College is pleased to name JoeBen Bevirt (Mechanical Engineering, ’95), Cynthia Murphy-Ortega (Chemical Engineering, ’91) and Ken Ouimet (Chemical Engineering, ’90) as its 2018 ...
  • MAE senior design teams win NASA’s Aeronautics University Design Challenge
    October 1, 2018 By Noah A Pflueger-Peters Three UC Davis mechanical and aerospace engineering senior design teams received top honors in NASA’s 2017-18 Aeronautics University Design Challenge. One MAE team tied for first, another placed second and another tied for third. The fifteen undergraduates involved presented their designs at a symposium on September 20 at NASA headquarters in ...
  • 2018 Faculty Awards and College Outstanding Faculty Award Recipients
    September 25, 2018 By Bonnie Dickson Each year, the UC Davis College of Engineering recognizes four faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and community. Faculty members are nominated by their respective departments and selected by the college’s faculty awards committee. The four professors will receive awards honoring their exceptional accomplishments at the College’s Celebration of Faculty ...
  • College of Engineering Student Research Toward a Drug Against Chemical Weapons
    September 12, 2018 By Elizabeth Thomson Jasmine Corbin’s career as a UC Davis graduate student—she is scheduled to receive her Ph.D. in chemical engineering this fall—should be an inspiration for graduate students everywhere. After years in the lab, her hard work is on track to what could be a spectacular payoff: the production of an affordable drug against ...
  • Engineering Alumni Spotlight: Keith Chisholm, ‘95
    A Career in Confections and Treats, for People and Pets By Elizabeth Thomson DAVIS, Calif.; Sept. 18, 2018 –Over his 23 years working with Mars, Inc., Keith Chisholm has received three patents related to manufacturing processes associated with chocolates like M&Ms®. In addition, Chisholm (’95, chemical engineering) is behind many other innovations, including many that the company ...
  • Maureen Kinyua: Waste Not
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Sept. 05, 2018 – As an undergraduate physics major, Maureen Kinyua discovered her passion for science—combined with a sincere interest in helping others—could lead to a fruitful career in engineering. “I liked how you could combine physics, chemistry and biology into something more applied,” she said. “Engineering also gave me a ...
  • Karen Moxon: Decoding the Brain
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Aug. 30, 2018 – In the last decade, researchers in academia and the technology sector have been racing to unlock the potential of artificial intelligence. In parallel with federally-funded efforts from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, heavy-hitters such as Microsoft, Facebook and Google are deeply invested ...
  • James and Penelope Shackelford: The Glass of Wine
      By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Aug. 28, 2018 – On a blind date more than 40 years ago, Penelope and James Shackelford hopped into a friend’s Cessna airplane to visit the Italian Swiss Colony Winery in Asti, CA. At the time, they were more focused on the plane ride than the wine, but the trip turned ...
  • GIRL+ Camp Introduces High School Girls to Programming and Robotics
    By Noah A Pflueger-Peters DAVIS, Calif.; Aug. 3, 2018 –A group of about 20 high school girls sit in front of computer stations in Bainer Hall at the University of California, Davis for the first C-STEM GIRL+ Camp for girls interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). They split their attention between the lines of ...
  • Engineering Staff Spotlight: Carrie Chown, Executive Analyst and Information Wrangler
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; July 16, 2018 – The College of Engineering is comprised of more than 200 faculty, 4,500 undergraduate students and 1,200 graduate students and 180 staff who support many of the day-to-day operations of the College. One of these staff members is Carrie Chown, executive analyst to the dean of the College of ...
  • UC Davis Solar Decathlon Team Receives Excellence in Structural Engineering Award
    By Alicia Loge DAVIS, Calif.; June 22, 2018 – On June 12, the UC Davis Solar Decathlon team, led by Professor Frank Loge in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the Excellence in Structural Engineering Award from the Structural Engineers Association of Central California for their work designing and building OurH2Ouse for the 2017 U.S. ...
  • First-Gen Family Inspiration: Semaj Troupe, Chemical Engineering, ’20
    By Sharon Knox DAVIS, Calif.; June 08, 2018 – Semaj Troupe’s family has been his biggest motivation for coming to UC Davis to study chemical engineering. The third oldest of 10 children, he is the first to go to college. Throughout high school he was inspired by his dad, who took college classes while working and ...
  • Teenage Engineer: Tanishq Abraham, ’18
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; June 19, 2018 – Earlier this month, 15-year old Tanishq Abraham received a bachelor’s degree with honors in biomedical engineering at UC Davis. As an undergraduate, Tanishq has been active in research on smart biovesicles for drug delivery, which resulted in a first-author publication. He was also initiated into two of ...
  • Engineering Alumni Spotlight: Dora Yen Nakafuji, Ph.D.
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; June 14, 2018 – Dora Yen Nakafuji, Ph.D., is a member of the Strategy and Innovation Group at Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu, HI, where she deploys innovative technologies for water, energy, transportation and workforce development. Most recently, she was the director of renewable energy planning at Hawaiian Electric Company. Before ...
  • Shonit Nair Sharma Named Student Speaker for Engineering Commencement
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif., June 8, 2018 – Shonit Nair Sharma, a biomedical engineering senior, will deliver the student address at the College of Engineering’s spring commencement on June 17. “I am humbled to share and commemorate the successes of the graduating engineering class,” Shonit says. “It means a lot to me to have this special ...
  • Tim Bucher, Tech Leader, Entrepreneur and UC Davis Alumnus, to Speak at Engineering Commencement
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif., June 8, 2018 — Tim Bucher, UC Davis engineering alumnus and executive vice president and chief product officer at Scientific Games – a global gaming technology company – will deliver the keynote address at the College of Engineering’s spring 2018 commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 17 at 3 p.m. at the ...
  • Engineering Postdoctoral Fellow Is Creating New Possibilities for an Old Material
      By Lisa Howard DAVIS, Calif.; June 6, 2018 – The very first flight Hilal Cansizoglu ever took was when she left Turkey in 2008 to pursue a master’s degree in electrical engineering in the United States. Her family was at Istanbul Atatürk Airport to see her off, and one of her younger sisters — she has two ...
  • 2018 Engineering Design Showcase Largest Showcase to Date
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; June 7, 2018 – The College of Engineering will host nearly 200 student teams and close to as many industry judges at its annual Engineering Design Showcase on Thursday, June 7 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the UC Davis ARC Pavilion. This is the largest showcase in the event’s eight-year history. The Engineering ...
  • UC Davis Solar Boat Team Places Second in 2018 Solar Regatta
      By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; May 21, 2018 – The UC Davis Solar Boat Team placed second overall against 17 teams during the 2018 California Solar Regatta college competition on May 5. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) sponsors the annual event to promote renewable energy and sustainability across California high schools, colleges and universities. The Solar ...