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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 ...

 

 

 


  • MAE Grad Students Share Research Award
    DAVIS, Calif., Jun 24, 2015 – Joseph Barthel and Bo Fu, both graduate students in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, are sharing this year’s N&M Sarigul-Klijn Space Engineering/Flight Research Award. The two aerospace researchers will split the $1,500 award, each receiving $750. Barthel was honored for his proposal, “Optimization of Passive Radiation Shielding Onboard ...
  • R. Paul Singh Wins Prestigious Agriculture Prize
    R. Paul Singh, a distinguished professor emeritus who had dual appointments in the UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, and the Department of Food Science and Technology, has received the 2015 Global Confederation for Higher Education Associations for Agriculture & Life Sciences (GCHERA) World Agriculture Prize. The award was announced at the annual GCHERA ...
  • Undergrad programmer among Apple’s “20 Under 20”
    When 12-year-old Nick Doherty decided that he wanted a Mac computer, he adopted the strategy of a born entrepreneur, by starting his own car-washing business. He made eye-catching fliers, roller-bladed through his neighborhood and posted them on every stationery surface; he sold himself door to door; he chatted up everybody walking dogs down his street. Before ...
  • BAE Grad Student Mentors Winning ‘Green’ Grade-Schoolers
    UC Davis biological and agricultural engineering (BAE) graduate student Lauren Jabusch seems to be everywhere these days. Her research work on biofuels and microalgae cell wall analysis — with the goal of extracting starches and lipids, in order to efficiently produce ethanol and biodiesel — keeps her quite busy. So does her role as chair of ...
  • Generous Gift Establishes New Engineering Design Space
    Richard and Joy Dorf have seen the future, and persuasive communication will be crucial. In an era when dialogue too frequently deteriorates to 140-characters, the UC Davis College of Engineering is taking a progressive lead on reinforcing the need for students to develop superior interaction skills. The first phase was a freshman pilot course that debuted fall ...
  • Annual Engineering Design Showcase Highlights Innovative Student Projects
    Imaginative student engineers will dazzle campus colleagues and the general public when the UC Davis College of Engineering hosts its fifth annual Engineering Design Showcase from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at the ARC Pavilion. The event will feature senior projects developed by 141 teams, collectively involving 576 students. The many displays and prototypes ...
  • 2015 Engineering Design Showcase at UC Davis
    The College of Engineering at UC Davis presented the Engineering Design Showcase on Thursday, June 4, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. at The Pavilion on the university campus. Students shared their senior group projects, applying the knowledge and skills gained during their years of study at UC Davis. Featuring more than 140 teams (550+ students) the ...
  • Erkin Şeker Receives NSF Grant to Develop Electrochemical Biosensors
    The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant to Erkin Şeker, an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The NSF award of $305,270 will support Şeker as PI on the project to study Effects of Nanostructure on the Performance of Nucleic Acid-Based Electrochemical Biosensors. In this research project the researchers ...
  • Chemical Engineering Students Take Top Prize
    A team of students from the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science won first place in the Chem-E-Car competition, one of several contests held at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers‘ (AlChE) 2015 Western Student Regional Conference. The conference was held April 24-25, 2015 at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. This first-place victory ...
  • ECE Students Win Model Car Competition
    A trio of undergraduates in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) — Andrew Chung, Sam Dawson and Justin Laguardia — just became the North American champions at the National Freescale Cup Autonomous Model Car Competition. The annual event, sponsored by Freescale Semiconductor, challenges students to design and build an autonomous model car ...
  • High School Robotics Champs Ready for College of Engineering Internship Projects
    Members of the Davis-based robotics team Citrus Circuits, still celebrating their first-place victory April 25 during the 2015 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics World Championships, have ample reason to be proud. Their victorious season hasn’t been limited solely to the triumphs accumulated during the regional contests that led up to the ...
  • College of Engineering Startup Earns DoE Phase II Funding
    The Advanced Scientific Computing Research branch of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program has granted Phase II funding to Ennetix, a software start-up founded by UC Davis computer science professor Biswanath Mukherjee and colleague Pulak Chowdhury. The $1 million, two-year award will fund product development of the Ennetix proposal titled ...
  • CITRIS Launches ‘People and Robots’ Initiative
    The UC System’s Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) has unveiled a new multidisciplinary research program titled the “People and Robots Initiative.” The new program will support efforts by faculty and students working on robotics at the four CITRIS campuses: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced and UC Santa Barbara. By ...
  • College of Engineering Faculty Collaborate on CITRIS-funded Research
    The UC System’s Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) has announced the recipients of its 2015 Seed Fund Awards, presented each year to spur multidisciplinary collaborations among its four campuses: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz. Twenty-four proposals were submitted after the 2015 parameters — a focus ...
  • Los Alamos’ John L. Sarrao Speaks at UC Davis
    John L. Sarrao, the Associate Director for Theory, Simulation and Computation at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, spoke at the UC Davis College of Engineering on Monday, May 4, 2015. Sarrao’s presentation, “From Quanta to the Continuum: Opportunities for Mesoscale Science,” explained how the greatest scientific advances of the previous decade, particularly at the nanoscale, are ...
  • Engineering Student Startup Center Hosts Make-a-Thon
    The UC Davis Engineering Student Startup Center (ESSC) will host a one-day “Make-a-Thon” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at 2060 Academic Surge. The event, directed toward freshmen engineering dorm residents, is designed to inspire an entrepreneurial mindset while showcasing the Center’s many resources. “We’re doing this to acquaint first-year students with ...
  • College of Engineering Presents 2015 Scholar Awards
    Davis, Calif.; May 15, 2015 – The UC Davis College of Engineering will present its annual Scholar Awards during a recognition ceremony taking place from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, in the AGR room of the campus’ Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center. A reception with college leadership, industry donors, family and friends will follow ...
  • UC Davis Biosystems Engineers Celebrated at EPA Design Expo
    Josh Claypool and Sara Pace, UC Davis PhD students in biological systems engineering, and Morgan Rease, an undergraduate student in the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology, recently returned from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 11th annual National Sustainable Design Expo. Their project, “Biorenewable Methane Production,” garnered an Honorable Mention amid stiff competition ...
  • Debbie Niemeier Receives Guggenheim Fellowship
    The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to Debbie Niemeier, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The Fellowships, sometimes regarded as “mid-career awards,” are presented to individuals who’ve demonstrated an exceptional capacity for productive scholarship. Roughly 200 Fellowships are awarded each year, from a field of ...
  • Cheemeng Tan Earns Life Sciences Funding Award
    The International Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) has presented one of its 2015 Young Investigator Grants to Cheemeng Tan, an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering. The project, a collaboration between Tan and Michael Nash — a professor in the Department of Biophysics and Molecular Materials at Ludwig-Maximilians University, in Munich, ...