Biomedical engineering

Advancing Cancer Research at UC Davis

July 22, 2020
With a combined $6.5 million in new grants biomedical engineering faculty Julie Sutcliffe and Randy Carney are pioneering new technology that will help treat and diagnose cancer earlier and more effectively, saving more lives.

EXPLORER Scans Cancer Patients

July 08, 2020
EXPLORER – the world’s first total-body PET scanner – has now been used to scan about 200 patients and 65 research subjects. Developed by Simon Cherry and Ramsey Badawi, professors in the biomedical engineering department, EXPLORER can scan up to 40 times faster than current PET scanners along with a much lower dose of radiation – up to 40 times less – making it safer for patients.

Senior Spotlight: Reca M. Caballero

June 05, 2020

Reca M. Caballero is a biomedical engineering student at UC Davis and is our 2020 M.S. Ghausi Medal award winner. The award, named for former College of Engineering dean, Mohammed S. Ghausi, is the highest honor bestowed upon a graduating senior in engineering.

Some of Reca’s favorite memories from the College of Engineering was representing the Biomedical Engineering Society and volunteering at Decision Day.

Two Aggie engineers selected to attend the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

March 30, 2020

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.

UC Davis engineers respond to COVID-19 challenges

March 26, 2020
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.

A breath test for opioids

October 03, 2019

By Andy Fell

A test to detect opioid drugs in exhaled breath has been developed by engineers and physicians at the University of California, Davis. A breath test could be useful in caring for chronic pain patients as well as for checking for illegal drug use. 

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.

PEGS21: Reducing barriers for first-generation students

July 24, 2019
The Preparing Engineering Graduate Students for the 21st Century (PEGS21) project at UC Davis seeks to support first generation students as they advance from undergraduate to graduate school in pursuit of their career dreams. First-year biomedical engineering graduate student Shahin Shams is a 2018 PEGS21 participant, working with biomedical engineering professor Eduardo Silva on polymeric biomaterials for gene and cell therapies.