Faculty

Faculty Spotlight: Mohamed Hafez

August 05, 2020

As he approaches his 35th year on campus, mechanical and aerospace engineering professor Mohamed Hafez continues to leave an indelible mark on the department and his students. He has taught and mentored undergraduate, graduate and high school students and postdoctoral scholars alike while introducing several courses and being a driving force behind aerospace engineering at UC Davis.

Cindy Rubio González: Faculty Assistant to the Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

July 01, 2020
In March, computer science professor Cindy Rubio González was appointed the College of Engineering’s first faculty assistant to the dean for diversity and inclusion. In her new role, Rubio González will help Dean Jennifer Sinclair Curtis attract, retain, serve and recognize diversity in students and faculty populations in the college.

In Memoriam: John Churchill

May 04, 2020

Electrical and computer engineering (ECE) emeritus professor John Churchill, known as “Jack”, passed away on March 15, 2020 at the age of 86.

College of Engineering Dean Jennifer Curtis receives 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from American Institute of Chemical Engineers

October 24, 2019

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, development, service and education in this field.

Fluid Mechanics Pioneer: Professor Emeritus Stephen Whitaker

September 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.

2019 Outstanding Faculty Award recipients and faculty awards

September 23, 2019

Each year, the UC Davis College of Engineering recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and community. Faculty members are nominated by their respective departments and selected by the college’s faculty awards committee. This year, five professors will receive awards honoring their accomplishments at the Celebration of Faculty Excellence awards ceremony and reception on October 10 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. in the Shields Library Courtyard.

Meet the new faculty!

September 23, 2019

The College of Engineering is thrilled to welcome 11 new faculty members for the 2019-20 school year. Our new faculty have expertise ranging from hardware security to assistive robotics to materials under extreme conditions and everything in between. Read their bios below to learn more about them and their work: