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

Carbon SlamUC Riverside to Hold Carbon Slam

Community invited to join UCR, City of Riverside in reducing emissions and promoting sustainability

Robert HaddonUC Riverside Professor Robert Haddon Advocated for the Smallest of Particles

UC Riverside Professor Robert Haddon Advocated for the Smallest of Particles

Zak KassasECE Professor Kassas Receives $510K Grant from ONR

The grant will fund research in resilient and accurate navigation in GPS-challenged environments.

YeagerJacques S. “Jack” Yeager Sr., Longtime Friend of UC Riverside, Constructed a Large Legacy

Yeager’s gifts to UCR significantly strengthened its engineering programs

Kawai TamDr. Kawai Tam Wins Big with Student Teams

Three of Dr. Kawai Tam's student research groups have been recognized recently at national competitions.

NSRNature-Scientific Reports Names Two Ozkan Papers in the Top 100 Most Highly Read Articles

Nature-Scientific Reports (NSR) published almost 11,000 papers in 2015 and two of Cengiz and Mihri Ozkans' published papers are positioned in the top 100 most highly read articles.

ChildersCEE Grad Student to Represent UCR at UC's GradSlam Event

Graduate students explain the impact of their research to underscore the importances of the research enterprise

NSF LogoFour UCR Engineering Professors Awarded Funding from NSF CAREER Program

Awards provide a minimum of $500,000 over five years to junior faculty pursuing outstanding research

SuveenNational Science Foundation Selects Professor to Inspire Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers

Opportunity extends ongoing outreach to present research and superhero science to diverse local and national audiences

Ghosh OCECBIEN Assistant Professor Kaustabh Ghosh Named Outstanding Engineering Educator by Orange County Engineering Council

At a ceremony held last month, the Orange County Engineering Council (OCEC) recognized bioengineering assistant professor Kaustabh Ghosh with an Outstanding Engineering Educator Award for his efforts advancing the program and working with students at UC Riverside.

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