Faculty

Yayoi Takamura: Shaping the Future of Materials Science and Engineering 

May 05, 2021

PROFESSOR YAYOI TAKAMURA is chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UC Davis. She joined UC Davis in 2006 and became vice chair of the department in 2017 before becoming chair in July 2020. She is the first woman to lead the department.

Ralph Aldredge: Uplifting Voices in Engineering

February 18, 2021

As part of Black History Month, the UC Davis College of Engineering is engaging our faculty and staff in considering our roles in implicit bias and systemic racism. We all play a part in addressing these long-standing issues and are making spaces to have open, collective dialogue that moves our college and university forward.

Ralph Aldredge wins NSBE Lifetime Achievement Award

February 02, 2021

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has honored Ralph C. Aldredge, associate dean for undergraduate studies in the College of Engineering and professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering, with the 2021 NSBE Golden Torch Award for Lifetime Achievement in Academia.

Marina Radulaski: Inspiring Women in STEM

December 08, 2020

UC Davis Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Marina Radulaski holds a Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford University, but her science career started in Serbia with a double major in physics and computer science from the University of Belgrade and the Union University. Serbia has a rich history in physics with Nikola Tesla being the most famous Serbian-American inventor—for now.

 

Jasquelin Peña works to build and inclusive environment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

December 08, 2020

Jasquelin Peña joined the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as an associate professor in spring 2020. Her research lies at the intersection of natural, managed and engineered ecosystems and she aims to advance sustainable solutions to environmental quality problems.

She enjoys sharing her knowledge and connecting with UC Davis students while building a more inclusive environment.

Dipak Ghosal named Prem Chand Jain Family Presidential Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

November 20, 2020

Computer science professor Dipak Ghosal has been named the inaugural Prem Chand Jain Family Presidential Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This new role will provide an opportunity for graduate students within the College of Engineering to expand their entrepreneurial mindset by providing resources to implement their innovative ideas.

Geotechnical Engineering Trailblazer: Professor Emeritus Izzat (Ed) Idriss

November 09, 2020

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

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Richard C. “Dick” Dorf

October 27, 2020

Richard C. “Dick” Dorf, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering and of the Graduate School of Management, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2020. He was 86. Dorf is survived by his wife Joy, a Presbyterian minister at the Davis Community Church in Davis, CA.