• UC Davis College of Engineering 2020 Undergraduate RankingsUC Davis College of Engineering 2020 Undergraduate Rankings

    September 9, 2019 By Rachel Furtado The U.S. News and World Report 2020 rankings of America’s Best Colleges show that UC Davis’ College of Engineering is moving up the list. The College of Engineering was ranked 29 out of 206 universities that offer doctoral programs, which is up three places from last year. Highlights from the report: The overall ...

 

 

 


  • Two Aggie engineers selected to attend the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
      March 30, 2020 By Noah Pflueger-Peters Mechanical and aerospace engineering Ph.D. student Leslie Allyn Simms and biomedical engineering postdoctoral scholar Tomas Gonzalez-Fernandez were selected to attend the renowned Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting this summer from June 27 – July 2, 2021 in Lindau, Germany. The Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting is an annual gathering of Nobel Prize winners and ...
  • UC Davis engineers respond to COVID-19 challenges
    March 26, 2020 By Aditi Risbud Bartl Anticipating a scarcity of medical devices and a lack of treatment options for COVID-19, UC Davis College of Engineering researchers are investigating innovative technology to manufacture masks, ventilators and other critical equipment. In collaboration with the School of Medicine, development engineer Steven Lucero, who leads the Department of Biomedical Engineering’s Translating ...
  • Concrete solutions that lower both emissions and air pollution
      March 23, 2020 By Kat Kerlin in Environment Sometimes, fixing one problem can create another. Concrete production contributes 8 percent of global greenhouse gases, and demand continues to rise as populations and incomes grow. Yet some commonly discussed strategies to reduce the sector’s global GHG emissions could, under some scenarios, increase local air pollution and related health damages, ...
  • UC Davis continues to rank among the nation’s top graduate engineering schools
    March 17, 2020 By Rachel Steere The UC Davis College of Engineering continues to rank among the nation’s top graduate engineering schools at 33 out of nearly 200 public and private graduate engineering programs, according to the 2021 U.S. News and World Report rankings of America’s Best Colleges. The college’s highest-ranking graduate programs are biological and agricultural engineering ...
  • Wearable device assists people with loss of bladder function
    March 12, 2020 By Lisa Howard for the Office of Research UC Davis medical and engineering experts are teaming up to develop an under-clothing biosensor that can recognize in real time when someone’s bladder is full. Most people take that kind of biological awareness for granted, but it is lacking for the approximately half a million individuals ...
  • Introducing engineering design
    March 10, 2020 By Noah Pflueger-Peters Assistant Professor of Teaching Jennifer Mullin steps into a large room of staff, faculty, alumni, students and industry partners, ready to address them before the quarterly “Introduction to Engineering Design” (ENG 3) Showcase. In ten weeks, her students have learned how to use microcontrollers and design a prototype for a real-world client ...
  • UC Davis engineering students place second in IDEA Campus Energy video contest
    February 28, 2020 By Rachel Steere UC Davis electrical engineering students Veronica Contreras and Michelle Acoba placed second in the International District Energy Association’s (IDEA) Campus Energy Student Video Contest. The annual contest, which began in 2012, challenges students from IDEA member institutions to create a short video featuring their campus energy plant including district energy, combined heat ...
  • Dr. Jennifer Nill receives the 2020 Zuhair A. Munir Award
    February 24, 2020 By Rachel Steere Dr. Jennifer Nill is this year’s recipient of the Zuhair A. Munir Award for the best doctoral dissertation in the College of Engineering. She received her Ph.D. in chemical engineering in December 2019. The overall goal of Nill’s dissertation was to understand how the accessibility of cellulose to cellulases evolves with substrate ...
  • Global Aggies: Serving Nicaraguan Students with Special Needs
      February 18, 2020 Each year the Blum Center for Developing Economies, within the Global Learning Hub—Global Affairs, partners with the UC Davis Undergraduate Colleges to select, mentor, and sponsor a cohort of students to conduct fieldwork on poverty alleviation, inequality and international development through the Blum Summer Fellowship in Poverty Alleviation Through Action (PATA) award programs. This in-country experience provides Blum ...
  • A computer cursor that moves without being touched
    February 12, 2020 By Sarah Colwell for Public Scholarship and Engagement. Imagine turning on your computer and moving the cursor without ever touching it. Sanjay Joshi, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC Davis, and his lab are working with people in the medical, engineering, and disability communities to improve the capabilities of machines to assist people with ...
  • Staff Spotlight: Ken Gribble and Jim Moersfelder
    February 7, 2020 By Rachel Steere Before coming to UC Davis, Ken Gribble worked in Sacramento for a legislative database that tracked all state and federal regulations and legislation. When Jim Moersfelder was in college, he worked as a student assistant for the Department of Water Resources and then got hired where Ken was working. Now, Ken ...
  • Cornell’s Lynden A. Archer discusses cost-effective and efficient storage of energy at the 2020 Winter Distinguished Lecture
    February 3, 2020 By Rachel Steere Lynden A. Archer is the James A. Friend Family Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and David Croll Director of the Cornell Energy Systems Institute. Archer’s lecture, “Breaking Rules for Cost-Effective Storage of Energy,” focused on how rechargeable electrochemical cells based on earth-abundant metallic anodes offer the potential for transformative advances ...
  • Staff Spotlight: Jose Mojica
    December 10, 2019 By Rachel Steere Jose Mojica grew up in South Central Los Angeles and moved to UC Davis to pursue his biological and agricultural engineering degree. After graduating, he worked for the Air Quality Group at Crocker Nuclear Lab where he managed a group of engineers and student assistants that were responsible for maintaining a ...
  • Bit Project: Accessible project-based STEM education
    December 9, 2019 By Rachel Steere Bit Project is a student-run organization at UC Davis that integrates hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities into underserved K-12 classrooms in Davis and the surrounding areas. The organization started in April 2019 as an effort to make engineering education accessible to all by bringing resources to students who ...
  • Fluid Mechanics Pioneer: Professor Emeritus Stephen Whitaker
    November 27, 2019 By Aditi Risbud Bartl Growing up in California’s Carmel woods, near Carmel-by-the-Sea, chemical engineering emeritus professor Stephen Whitaker began his path toward UC Davis as a chemistry major at UC Berkeley in the 1950s. He switched majors to chemical engineering in his sophomore year and was inspired by a new course on unit operations. Whitaker ...
  • New student team designs and prototypes Mars rovers
    November 26, 2019 By Noah Pflueger-Peters A new interdisciplinary engineering design team is setting its sights on Mars. RoveCrest brings together engineering students with backgrounds in artificial intelligence, programming, robotics and biology to design and prototype a Mars rover. Their goal is to compete in the Mars Society’s 2020 University Rover Challenge, held in annually at the ...
  • UC Davis Engineering Week 2020
      February 18-21 is National Engineers Week, or E-Week. Join the UC Davis College of Engineering for the annual week-long celebration of engineering at UC Davis and around the world. There will be a variety of events throughout the week including club events, networking opportunities with faculty and alumni, raffles, snacks and more! Follow the event on Facebook to stay ...
  • Engineering Student Design Center
    November 20, 2019 By Rachel Furtado The Engineering Student Design Center (ESDC) is a facility within the UC Davis College of Engineering that provides manufacturing education, resources and support for students of every engineering discipline, faculty and staff. The facilities include the student machine shop and the Specialty CNC machine shop. These spaces offer a wide range of ...
  • Chen-Nee Chuah: Improving healthcare with ‘smart’ tech
    November 13, 2019 By Brady Oppenheim  When you’re lying alone in a hospital room, or waiting in a doctor’s office, you’re not thinking about technology: You’re thinking about your health, your feelings and even your future. But technology under development by UC Davis electrical and computer engineering Professor Chen-Nee Chuah potentially can make a direct impact on patients ...
  • Staff Spotlight: Alex Villanueva
    November 8, 2019 By Rachel Furtado  Alex Villanueva recently joined the College of Engineering as the communications associate on the marketing and communications team in the Dean’s Office. The marketing and communications team provides comprehensive communications and marketing support to ensure maximum visibility for the College of Engineering’s accomplishments. Alex’s main responsibilities in this new role involve project management, ...