• 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 ...

 

 

 


  • 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  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 physical limitations. “Many of us ...
  • 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, ...
  • Student Startup Center: Inspiring undergraduate innovators
    November 6, 2019 By Rachel Furtado The UC Davis Student Startup Center (SSC) is designed to provide all UC Davis students with an opportunity to experience the entrepreneurial process while developing, refining and prototyping their ideas for technology startups. The center was established by the UC Davis College of Engineering but is open to all majors, students and ...
  • Are students getting enough air? Many California classrooms don’t have sufficient ventilation
    November 5, 2019 By Ali Loge  Roughly 85 percent of recently installed HVAC systems in K-12 classrooms investigated in California did not provide adequate ventilation, according to a study from the University of California, Davis, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). For the study, published in the journal Building and Environment, researchers visited 104 classrooms in 11 schools throughout California ...
  • Space engineering
    October 30, 2019 By Noah Pflueger-Peters If space is the final frontier, UC Davis is taking giant leaps to reach it. With expertise in human-machine cooperation, control systems and materials under extreme conditions, the university aims to make itself a rising star in space engineering and play a crucial role in the next generation of space exploration. “We ...
  • College of Engineering Dean Jennifer Curtis receives 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from American Institute of Chemical Engineers
    October 24, 2019 By Rachel Furtado Jennifer Sinclair Curtis, Dean of the College of Engineering, has received the 2019 Particle Technology Forum’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). She is being recognized as an outstanding contributor to the field of particle technology as well as for her leadership in promoting scholarship, research, ...
  • 2019 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Recipients
    October 16, 2019 By Rachel Furtado 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 Kimberly Budil, Dennis Discher, Deborah Frincke, Michael Hurlston, Robert Kiss, John Maroney and Shelten Yuen as the 2019 Distinguished Engineering Alumni ...
  • A new era for the College of Engineering’s Center for Nano-MicroManufacturing
    October 10, 2019 By Noah Pflueger-Peters If you go through the heavy double doors at the end of the hallway in Kemper Hall, you’ll find several tinted windows looking out into lab spaces full of researchers conducting experiments. Welcome to the UC Davis Center for Nano-MicroManufacturing, known as CNM2. The facility, home to a 10,000 square foot cleanroom, ...
  • Cybersecurity Club at UC Davis brings new education, competition opportunities to campus
    October 8, 2019 By Noah Pflueger-Peters As stories of data breaches and malware attacks make headline news, students at UC Davis have taken it upon themselves to become cybersecurity experts to protect themselves online. The Cybersecurity Club at UC Davis (CSC) is a community for anyone interested in cybersecurity to learn, network and hone their skills to ...