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

Dr. Mahesh NeupaneBCOE Alumni Dr. Mahesh R. Neupane's Research Works are Highlighted by the US-Army Research Lab

Army postdoc working to lighten warfighters' load one atom at a time

Shaolei RenECE Asst. Professor Shaolei Ren Receives Best Paper Award at IEEE Conference

Ren is one of only 15 selected out of nearly 2,500 papers

Data ScienceBCOE Adds Data Science Specialization to Online MS in Engineering

Graduates will join growing field of experts who are decoding big data

Cengiz OzkanProfessor Receives Distinguished Engineering Educator Award

Ozkan received the award during the 61st Annual Honors & Awards Banquet, which took place Feb. 27 in Universal City, Calif.

Suveen MathaudhuHow Captain America inspired new fuel-efficient cars

A mild-mannered materials scientist by day, he’s a comic book fan by night. But it isn’t just a hobby: It’s real research.

Charles WymanUCR Researchers Awarded $1.3 million from USDA for Green Energy Research

Grant to support biofuel generation from waste plant matter using process developed at UCR’s Center for Environmental Research and Technology

Holly MaytonUCR Graduate Student to Attend Competitive Program on Food Security

40 students selected each year for U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security

CE-CERTUCR Center for Environmental Research and Technology to Hold Open House

Community event to showcase research activities that will help secure California’s sustainable future

UC SlamUCR's BCOE Grad Student Talks Straight To Win Big

Peter Byrley's presentation on creating smaller, more powerful microprocessors using graphene instead of silicon made him UC’s newest Grad Slam champion.

EcoAwardBCOE Takes Top Honors at Eco Innovators Showcase

The win marks the third consecutive first place win for BCOE

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