University of California, Riverside

Bourns College of Engineering


NSBE leadership team

More than 1,000 BCOE students belong to 24 campus organizations, including the National Society of Black Engineers, whose student leadership team is shown here at the NSBE national convention.

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Researchers inside the atmospheric chamber at CE-CERT.

The Center for Environmental Research and Technology is one of six 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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College News

Triplet-harvesting plastic scintillator diagramWong wins prestigious R&D 100 Award for work with Sandia National Labs radiation detection development team

BCOE's Wong invention with Sandia National Labs named among top 100 technologies of the year by R&D Magazine

BK Precision ECE giftECE lab equipment donation

ECE lab updates its benches through generous gift by B&K Precision.

Nanpeng YuWelcome New Faculty!

The Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) has added two new Full professors, five Assistant Professors, and one Professor of Graduate Division.

Student research teamBCOE Students Develop Diaper Detective

A team of engineering students has developed an inexpensive, versatile pad that can be inserted into diapers to detect dehydration and bacterial infections in infants. The product, which recently won an award that included a $10,000 prize at a national engineering design contest, operates much like a home pregnancy test or urine test strip.

Prototype deviceBCOE Faculty Awarded $1.7-million Grant to Study New Class of Ultra-thin Film Materials

A team led by Presidential Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering Alexander Balandin and including Professor of Electrical Engineering Roger Lake and Alexander Khitun, a research professor, was awarded a nearly $1.7-million grant from the National Science Foundation to characterize, analyze and synthesize a new class of ultra-thin film materials that could improve the performance of personal electronics, optoelectronic devices and energy conversion systems.

Michael J. PazzaniPazzani Chosen to Receive Classic Paper Award from AAAI

Professor of Computer Science and Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development Michael J. Pazzani and two colleagues have been chosen to receive the 2014 Classic Paper Award from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. The award recognizes a paper they published in 1996 that made "significant contributions to the field of personalizing Internet content and learning user profiles."

Sandeep DhallBCOE Faculty and Students Garner Awards and Grants at End of Academic Year

Bourns College of Engineering faculty and students ended the 2013-14 academic year with numerous grants, awards and honors that demonstrate the college's commitment to excellence in research and teaching.

President Obama reviews transportation research presentationPresident Obama Briefed on Transportation Technologies Developed at CE-CERT

During a tour the U.S. Department of Transportation's Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Va., President Barack Obama saw first-hand how the Bourns College of Engineering's Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) is developing eco-friendly intelligent transportation system technologies.

Mortarboard at commencementRecord Number of Degrees Awarded at BCOE Commencement

A record number of students were awarded B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees at the Bourns College of Engineering's commencement ceremonies on Monday, June 16, 2014. This academic year, BCOE awarded 426 bachelor's, 52 master's and 97 Ph.D. degrees.

Students with unmanned aerial vehicleBCOE Students Design and Build Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for National Competition

After raising money on their own for the project, a team of BCOE students has designed and built an unmanned aerial vehicle and will head to Maryland next week to compete in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's 12th Annual Student Unmanned Air Systems Competition.



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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