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

Thomson ReutersThree BCOE Professors Among Most Influential Scientists in Their Fields

University of California Tops Annual Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers List with 165 Influential Faculty

Pedro PiquerasCEE Grad Student Tackles International Development Project

Pedro Piqueras' efforts to make clean air a basic human right was selected for US Agency for International Development fellowship

LipolyticaBCOE Research Advances Oil Production in Yeast

CRISPR-Cas9 tool expedites production of biofuel precursors and specialty polymers in living systems

EPA Energy StarCE-CERT is Home to UCR's First Energy Star Building

CE-CERT's Administration Building Earns EPA's Energy Star Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency

Jiayu LiaoJiayu Liao to be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Jiayu Liao, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Bioengineering, University of California, to its College of Fellows.

Distinguished Professor Bir BhanuNew Book Highlights BCOE Team's Research in Video Bioinformatics

BCOE Distinguished Professor Bir Bhanu helps launch the first book to review the emerging interdisciplinary field of Video Bioinformatics.

Color Coded Emissions MapGrad Student's Study Shows Traffic Pollution at UCR Well Within State Standards

Pollution measurements taken by CEE graduate student Xuewei Qi and fellow graduate student Jill Luo can be used as a benchmark for continued evaluation of campus emissions.

Walid NajjarACM Selects BCOE's Walid Najjar as Distinguished Scientist

BCOE's Najjar recognized for his contributions to the computing and information technology industry.

LogoUC Riverside to Host AIChE Western Regional Conference 2016

More than a dozen university student chapters in California and Nevada to participate in event that focuses on advancing chemical and environmental engineering.

Jose Figueroa and Shilpan ShethCEE Undergraduates Win Best Mobile App Design at National AIChE Conference

Jose Figueroa and Shilpan Sheth awarded best mobile app design at AIChE/CACHE Mobile Device Competition

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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General Campus Information

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

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
446 Winston Chung Hall

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