University of California, Riverside

Bourns College of Engineering


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The Bourns College of Engineering celebrated 25 years of engineering excellence on May 16, 2015. To read more about the event Click Here

New Master of Science in Engineering Degree

The Bourns College of Engineering launches a Master of Science in Engineering degree, offering 5 specializations, Online!

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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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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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College News

SwimsuitCleaning Water One Stroke at a Time

UC Riverside engineers are part of a team that won an international design competition for creating a swimsuit that cleans water as people swim.

BrainResearchers Show How Brain's Wiring Leads to Cognitive Control

Researchers convert brain scans into "wiring diagrams" of connections between brain regions to show which parts exert most "cognitive control" over thoughts and actions.

USNWRUC Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering Continues Steady Climb in National Rankings

For the third consecutive year, BCOE has climbed in the U.S. News and World Report's Best Undergraduate Engineering Program rankings.

PortabellaMaking Batteries with Portabella Mushrooms

Porous structure of portabella mushrooms is key to making efficient batteries that could power cell phones and electric vehicles.

NSF LogoNSF Grant Brings $1.3 Million to Department of Computer Science and Engineering

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $1.3 million last week to the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UC Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering to continue work on four projects.

CS Ranking Top 50Master of Computer Science Program Ranks 37th Nationally by TFE Times

The Financial Engineer (TFE) Times ranks BCOE's Master of Computer Science Program 37th in the nation.

UCR LogoBCOE Names Two New Associate Deans Appointments

Ravishankar and Walker to lead graduate and undergraduate efforts at BCOE

BarleySequencing of Barley Genome Achieves New Milestone

A mainly UC Riverside group of researchers improves a resource used worldwide

SpinachHow Clean Is Your Spinach?

Researchers believe peaks and valleys in baby spinach leaves could be a key reason why there have been numerous bacterial outbreaks involving leafy green vegetables.

HristidisUsing Online Health Forums to Serve Underserved Communities

BCOE Professor Vagelis Hristidis and his team of researchers find few people over 65 use online health forums, while women use sites to talk about conditions and men prefer to talk about health news.



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In the Headlines

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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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Bourns College of Engineering
446 Winston Chung Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5190
Fax: (951) 827-3188