Cornell’s Lynden A. Archer Discusses Cost-effective and Efficient storage of Energy at the 2020 Winter Distinguished Lecture

Lynden A. Archer is the James A. Friend Family Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and David Croll Director of the Cornell Energy Systems Institute. Archer’s lecture, “Breaking Rules for Cost-Effective Storage of Energy,” focused on how rechargeable electrochemical cells based on earth-abundant metallic anodes offer the potential for transformative advances in cost-effective storage of electrical energy.

Spring Distinguished Lecture: Soft Haptics and Soft Robotics

Stanford University’s Dr. Allison Okamura, this quarter’s College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture speaker, shared what she and her students have discovered through their research on soft haptics and robotics. Okamura’s presentation was delivered in the Student Community Center on April 15, 2019 to a full room of students, staff, and faculty.

Okamura presented projects that featured haptic devices for medical simulation, flexible patient-specific medical robots and biologically-inspired robot growth.

Carnegie Mellon’s David Dzombak continues 2018-19 distinguished lecture series with U.S. water, climate research

Dr. David Dzombak, Hamerschlag Professor and Department Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University spoke at this quarter’s College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, January 24. He delivered his lecture in the Student Community Center to a full room of faculty, staff, undergraduates and graduate students all interested in the nation’s vast and varying water landscape.

Caltech’s Katherine T. Faber Discusses the (W)hole Truth about Porous Materials

Earlier this quarter, Katherine Faber, the Simon Ramo Professor of Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology, delivered the College of Engineering’s Winter Distinguished Lecture to students, staff and faculty in the Student Community Center.

Her talk, titled “Probing Pore Space: Crafting Porous Ceramics for Applications from Medicine to Sustainability,” focused on the role of porous materials in a wide range of applications from bone scaffolds to fuel cells and batteries.

College of Engineering Fall Distinguished Lecture: Quantum Solutions for Sustainable Energy

by Bonnie Dickson

The UC Davis College of Engineering is pleased to announce Emily A. Carter, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University, as the college’s fall 2017 distinguished lecturer. Carter’s lecture, “Quantum Solutions for Sustainable Energy,” will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. in the Bruce and Marie West Lobby in Kemper Hall. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged the special lecture.

Distinguished Lecture Sparks Student Interest in Smart Grid Technology, Renewable Energy

Special guest lecturer Dr. H. Vincent Poor discussed the growing benefits of smart grid technology at a Feb. 16 Distinguished Lecture, “Smart Grid: Energy Meets Information,” hosted by the UC Davis College of Engineering. Poor is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University and served as dean of Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science from 2006 to 2016.

Seismic Scholar Reginald DesRoches to Speak at UC Davis

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Seismic Scholar Reginald DesRoches to Speak at UC Davis
“From Haiti to California – Challenges and Opportunities for Reducing Earthquake Risks”

DAVIS, CA; August 1, 2016–World-renowned earthquake expert  Reginald DesRoches will visit UC Davis this fall to discuss a problem we have yet to solve: how to prevent earthquakes from causing mass destruction to communities around the world.

Record Participation Slated for Design Showcase

DAVIS, Calif.; May 18, 2016—This year’s UC Davis College of Engineering Design Showcase will be the largest in the school’s history with more than 170 student teams participating. Students present a range of projects from a parking enforcement drone to a scale that weighs bees to a water-conserving grape cleaning robot and DIY electric powered wheelchair. Video from the 2016 event: