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Researchers inside the atmospheric chamber at CE-CERT.

The Center for Environmental Research and Technology is one of eight research centers at BCOE and the site of the world’s largest atmospheric chamber.

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Dean Reza Abbaschian and Winston Chung

Chinese technology innovator Winston Chung's $10 million gift to the college established the Winston Chung Global Energy Center and two endowed professorships.

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Grad student Desalegne Teweldebrhan.

Seventy percent of BCOE grads have jobs within six months of graduation. Desalegne Teweldebrhan, M.S. MSE ’11, Ph.D. EE ’11, is now employed at Intel.

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Children participating in Space Science and Engineering Day.

Organized by BCOE’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Bourns Engineering Day draws more than 600 local children and their families to campus.

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Students in laser lab.

The National Research Council ranked BCOE’s doctorate programs in the top quartile in the nation. Undergraduate research opportunities abound at the college as well.

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Researchers in lab.

Research and teaching excellence are hallmarks of the BCOE faculty. The average extramural research funding per faculty is more than $400,000.

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Bourns Engineering Day 2015 Super DaySuper Day for Super Science at Bourns College of Engineering

More than 1,200 students and parents from throughout the Inland Empire participated in the 12th annual Bourns Engineering Day, hosted April 4 at the University of California, Riverside by the Society of Women Engineers students at Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE).

MSOL thumbBourns College of Engineering partners with Pearson to launch online M.S. in engineering

University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering recently announced its partnership with Pearson, the world's leading learning company, to create a new online degree program in engineering, with specializations in Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering (Power Systems), Environmental Engineering Systems (Water), Materials at the Nanoscale, and Mechanical Engineering. The master's degree program is scheduled to be launched in the fall of 2015 and hopes to enroll over 600 new engineering students by year 2020.

Wind Turbine thumbnailRegion's community college students participate in Wind Turbine competition

Community college students from Riverside City College, Norco College, Moreno Valley College, Mount San Jacinto, and Crafton Hills recently competed in the Wind Turbine Design project, a three-month design program sponsored by the Bourns College of Engineering at UC Riverside where students are given the opportunity to get hands-on engineering experience.

desalination thumbJassby talks about desalination process on National Public Radio's (NPR) Here & Now program

David Jassby, assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering at the Bourns College of Engineering at UC Riverside, gives an overview of desalination during National Public Radio (NPR) interview about the process that proponents see as a "drought-proof" water supply solution.

MESA Family night 2015MESA Day 2015

MESA Day 2015 activities brought more than 350 area grade school students and their families to Bourns College of Engineering on February 20, 2015 for hands-on fun with science and engineering projects, and introduced more than 90 high school students to BCOE labs and classrooms as they learned what it is like to be in college and participate in engineering activities.

MoSe2Ozkan team develops methods to synthesize 2D materials

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed methods for synthesis of few atom thick transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) materials including molybdenum diselenide (MoSe2) and molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) with optical and electronic properties comparable to their exfoliated single-crystalline counterparts. The findings were published in the article, "Synthesis, characterization, and electronic structure of few-layer MoSe2 films," which was featured as a front cover of the journal Physica Status Solidi.

Mihri glassNanoscale glass cages boost battery performance

Researchers in the Bourns College of Engineering at UC Riverside have investigated a strategy to prevent "polysulfide shuttling" phenomenon by creating nano-sized sulfur particles, and coating them in silica (SiO2), or glass, for ultimate use as a kind of "glass cage" that could result in substantially higher lithium sulfur battery performance.

Tambo awardBest Student Paper Award at International Conference on Pattern Recognition

Asongu Tambo, a PhD candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Bourns College of Engineering, UC Riverside, received the award for best student paper in Biomedical Image Analysis at the 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) in Stockholm, Sweden. Asong's research focuses on software tools that will help plant biologists understand the growth dynamics of pollen tube cells in video data. 

Reza and PramodStrategic Plan 2015-2020

Bourns College of Engineering faculty met in January at a three-day retreat in Long Beach, California, to develop strategies for achieving excellence as part of the Strategic Planning process led by Dean Reza Abbaschian and committee chairs. Topics for the 2015-2020 Strategic Planning process included areas for research and faculty growth, undergraduate and graduate student success, research and instructional infrastructure, development and communications, and administrative infrastructure. Esteemed guest speakers included UC Riverside executive vice chancellor and provost Paul J. D'Anieri, UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science dean Vijay Dhir, and the head of the National Science Foundation's Engineering Directorate Pramod Khargonekar.

Claire TranUndergraduate STEM researchers earn top national awards

Engineering seniors Joel Sanchez and Claire Tran recently received top awards for their research presented at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in San Antonio, Texas. The Bourns College of Engineering undergraduates were among 17 students nationwide whose work was honored as outstanding in their disciplines of engineering, physics, and mathematics.



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The opening celebration of the Sustainable Integrated Grid Initiative at CE-CERT drew a lot of media attention, including a story and photo slide show by the Riverside Press-Enterprise and stories in The Sun, Domestic Fuel, Earth Techling, PowerPulse, AZoCleantech, Green Car Congress, FierceSmartGrid and Charged Electric Vehicles Magazine.

The San Bernardino Sun newspaper and the public television station KVCR covered the conference titled, Solar Energy in Inland Southern California: The Future is Now, hosted by the Southern California Research Initiative for Solar Energy (SC-RISE), along with other UCR centers and local company SolarMAX.

Several media outlets covered the unveiling of the new Advanced Thermochemical Research Laboratory at CE-CERT November 19, 2013, including CBS Los AngelesThe California Report (KQED radio), KESQ-TV, KPCC (Southern California Public Radio), The Desert Sun and the Riverside Press-Enterprise. The facility includes a steam hydrogasification reactor that converts carbonaceous materials like bio-waste into fuel.

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Riverside, CA 92521
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