• UC Davis engineering projects fight COVID-19UC Davis engineering projects fight COVID-19

    May 20, 2020 By Noah Pflueger-Peters With new seed grants from the UC Davis Office of Research’s COVID-19 Research Accelerator Funding Track (CRAFT), three teams of UC Davis engineers are applying their expertise toward the pandemic response to help people become safer, healthier and better-tested. Mechanical and aerospace engineering (MAE) professor and chair Cristina Davis and chemical engineering ...

 

 

 


  • Nicolas Ventura and Remy Leutenegger’s AccuDropper Earns First Prize in the Student Startup Center’s 2020 PLASMA Demo Day
    May 12, 2020 By Dawn Strickland  On May 6, 2020, Nicolas (Nic) Ventura and Remy Leutenegger were awarded most improved and $7,500 as the first place winners at the Student Startup Center’s 2020 PLASMA Demo Day. PLASMA is a 12-week business accelerator for UC Davis undergraduate students. The program provides early-stage companies with an extensive mentor network, ...
  • In Memoriam: John Churchill
    May 4, 2020 By Rachel Steere Electrical and computer engineering (ECE) emeritus professor John Churchill, known as “Jack”, passed away on March 15, 2020 at the age of 86. Churchill arrived at the UC Davis College of Engineering in 1968 and was one of the few faculty working in the broad area of electronic materials and solid-state devices ...
  • Staff Spotlight: A Day in our New Work Life
    April 28, 2020 By Rachel Steere Since campus has moved to suspended operations, everyone is working hard to keep things running smoothly for the students and each other. Whether it’s connecting with colleagues and faculty virtually more than ever before, or seeing close to no one in our engineering buildings, work looks a lot different for all ...
  • 2020 College of Engineering Outstanding Staff Award Winners
    April 28, 2020 By Rachel Steere Each year, the UC Davis College of Engineering recognizes and honors staff members who show a strong commitment to the mission and vision of the College of Engineering and consistently perform above and beyond expectations. The Outstanding Staff Awards began in 2017 and all staff within the college who have been with ...
  • Alumni Spotlight: Deb Frincke ’85, ’89, ’92
    April 7, 2020 By Noah Pflueger-Peters Since her time as a computer science student at UC Davis, Deb Frincke, B.S. ’85, M.S. ’89, Ph.D. ’92 has been at the forefront of cybersecurity as it has become an increasingly important part of modern life. With experience in academia, national laboratories and government—most recently as the Director of Research ...
  • 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 ...