Engineering Progress Magazine Fall 2020

The first grant planning meeting for the CHEST Center in 2018 with members from all six universities in the consortium. (Houman Homayoun/UC Davis)

Bolstering Cybersecurity Efforts Nationwide

Since 2019, when Houman Homayoun joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as an associate professor, he has served as the site director for the National Science Foundation Center for Hardware and Embedded Systems Security and Trust (CHEST). His research focus is in the broad area of computer engineering, with an emphasis on hardware security and trust, computer system security, heterogeneous computing and energy-efficient computing. Read more →

Mockup of the new Engineering Student Design Center

A New Era in Engineering Design

On Friday, October 9, 2020, the College of Engineering kicked off the Engineering Student Design Center (ESDC) expansion with a groundbreaking ceremony and virtual celebration. The ESDC expansion will more than double the current space in Bainer Hall to 23,000 square feet and allow students across all disciplines to discover the power of design through rapid prototyping, 3-D printing and an incredible range of physical and digital technologies. Read more →

Leaders of the new research centers

UC Davis Engineering Receives $107M in Research Funding

The UC Davis College of Engineering has grown its research efforts this year to an all-time high of $107M in funding, highlighting the knowledge and expertise of our engineers at UC Davis solving the world’s most pressing problems. New efforts in the college include:

  • Bridging the Gap Plus Program
  • Center for Hardware and Embedded Systems Security and Trust
  • Artificial Intelligence Institute for Next Generation Food Systems
  • University of California Pavement Research Center

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Engineering Spotlight

Izzat (Ed) Idriss, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering

Professor Emeritus: Izzat (Ed) Idriss

An internationally-recognized leader in the field of soil mechanics and foundation engineering, civil and environmental engineer Izzat (Ed) Idriss, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering, has influenced the construction of dams, nuclear power plants, office buildings, hospitals, railways and bridges around the world. Read more →

Hope Bovenzi

2020 UC Davis Alumni Award Winner: Hope Bovenzi

Hope Bovenzi received her B.S. degree in electrical engineering at the UC Davis College of Engineering in 2012. Since graduating, she went on to work for Texas Instruments and quickly became the youngest sector general manager for Automotive Infotainment while continuing to give back to her community and the college. Read more →