Statement: Resources and Support for Those Impacted by Unrest in Iran

The UC Davis College of Engineering has many past and present students, staff and faculty from or with strong ties to Iran. They are an important part of who we are as a community. As dean of the college, I encourage you to read the statement from campus leadership with resources and support for those impacted by unrest in Iran.

A Breath of Fresh Air

Richard Corsi, dean of the College of Engineering, talked with Public Scholarship and Engagement at UC Davis about the Corsi-Rosenthal Box, the importance of public scholarship, and why recognition of community-engaged research matters in faculty merit and promotion.

A Viral Sensation

When Dr. Richard Corsi floated an idea on Twitter for a highly effective, inexpensive, DIY air purifier to help lower the risk of COVID, his light-bulb moment went viral in the best possible way. Now many of America’s top scientists—and even the White House—are touting the invention, and people all over the planet are thinking inside the box.

A Conversation with Richard Corsi

After decades of researching indoor air quality, it’s not the publications and conference presentations that environmental engineer Richard L. Corsi considers his most impactful contributions. Instead, what stands out is an idea from late one summer night in 2020 that became Corsi-Rosenthal air filtration boxes.

Richard Corsi Appointed College of Engineering Dean

Richard Corsi, a leading expert in the field of indoor air quality, will be the next dean of the College of Engineering. Corsi is a UC Davis engineering alumnus (M.S. 1985 and Ph.D. 1989, civil and environmental engineering) and was a 2016 recipient of the college’s Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal.

Dean Emeritus Zuhair A. Munir Honored for Contributions to Ceramic Engineering

Materials science and engineering distinguished professor emeritus and College of Engineering dean emeritus Zuhair A. Munir was recognized for his lifetime achievements in the field of ceramic engineering with the 2021 James I. Mueller Memorial Award from the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) Engineering Ceramics Division. He will be honored at the 45th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, where he will deliver the Keynote Plenary Lecture virtually on February 8, 2021.