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Keeping Future Engineers on Track

Bioengineering doctoral students Samantha Robinson and Nicholas Robertson received Koerner Family Foundation fellowships and grants geared to help them focus on their research, complete their degrees, and launch research-focused engineering careers in the United States.

Smashing Success

Alumnus Garrett Milliron co-invented a materials science technology that was inspired by the “smasher” mantis shrimp and was recently used to develop a "bioinspired marvel," high-performance, impact-resistant hockey equipment

Engineering student professional organizations soar to success

Financial support from October’s annual BCOE Match Challenge helped drum up donations for student professional organizations, totaling the most donors in the challenge’s six-year history.

Learning to Succeed

Department of Computer Science and Engineering professor Frank Vahid will serve as the new deputy director of college-level digitally enabled learning and teaching for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Clearing the Air

Profile on new Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering faculty member Markus Petters and his research focus on suspended particulate matter with an emphasis on their health threats and on understanding when and why these particles react in the atmosphere.

The Green Miles

Engineering students from Mexico learned about the latest advancements, challenges, and opportunities in reducing the environmental and social impacts of transporting people and goods through a new certificate program in sustainable transportation and entrepreneurship.

Keeping Software and Systems Safe

Computer Science and Engineering's Trent Jaeger's engineering expertise in keeping computer networks safe from hacks has made him the go-to cybersecurity expert for big tech and the U.S. government.

Problem No More

Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Alexander Khitun and Mykhaylo Balinskyy developed an innovative solution to the notoriously difficult Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP)—which vexed mathematicians and computer scientists for nearly a century—with enormous practical implications for breakthroughs in science and industry.

BCOE’s newest endowed chairs shine

On July 1 Professors Matthew Barth and Xiaoping Hu received appointments as the Esther & Daniel Hays and Reza Abbaschian endowed chairs respectively, with endowment investment to expand their research.

From Hesperia to Harvard, via UCR

At Harvard-MIT, alumna Kimberly Bennett is researching treatment for pediatric brain tumors through three fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

External News

Cengiz Ozkan

Cengiz Ozkan, a UCR mechanical engineering professor, has been elected a member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences, also known as the TÜBA. He was honored during the 60th General Assembly of the Turkish academy held recently in Ankara, Turkey

UCR professor elected to the Turkish Academy of Sciences
Cengiz Ozkan, a UCR mechanical engineering professor, has been elected a member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences, also known as the TÜBA. He was honored during the 60th General Assembly of the Turkish academy held recently in Ankara, Turkey
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carbon circularity

UCR scientists unveil a path toward carbon-neutral air travel that lies in fostering development of e-kerosene, a type of sustainable aviation fuel made by combining captured carbon dioxide with hydrogen.

Strategy unveiled to achieve carbon-neutral air travel
UCR scientists unveil a path toward carbon-neutral air travel that lies in fostering development of e-kerosene, a type of sustainable aviation fuel made by combining captured carbon dioxide with hydrogen.
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Deepfakes photo illustration

Q&A forum: UC Riverside computer science and public policy experts discuss the proliferation of malicious deepfake content in public discourse.

Q&A: What can be done about the proliferation of deepfakes?
Q&A forum: UC Riverside computer science and public policy experts discuss the proliferation of malicious deepfake content in public discourse.
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fast computer processing

UCR computer scientists identify method identified to double computer processing speed using existing hardware

Method identified to double computer processing speeds
UCR computer scientists identify method identified to double computer processing speed using existing hardware
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plane and leaves

When it comes to making fuel from plants, the first step has always been the hardest — breaking down the plant matter. A new study finds that introducing a simple, renewable chemical to the pretreatment step can finally make next-generation biofuel production both cost-effective and carbon neutral.

Inexpensive, carbon-neutral biofuels are finally possible
When it comes to making fuel from plants, the first step has always been the hardest — breaking down the plant matter. A new study finds that introducing a simple, renewable chemical to the pretreatment step can finally make next-generation biofuel production both cost-effective and carbon neutral.
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BCOE lab

Two online graduate programs at UC Riverside’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering are among the 2024 U.S. News Best Online Programs. The online master’s in information technology program was named No. 21 while the online engineering graduate program was ranked No. 30, moving up four places from last year. Among public universities, UCR was No. 14 for information technology and No. 24 for online engineering.

Two engineering programs ranked among best online programs
Two online graduate programs at UC Riverside’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering are among the 2024 U.S. News Best Online Programs. The online master’s in information technology program was named No. 21 while the online engineering graduate program was ranked No. 30, moving up four places from last year. Among public universities, UCR was No. 14 for information technology and No. 24 for online engineering.
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grid software

UCR electrical and computer engineering team wins $300,000 prize from the U.S. Department of Energy for developing a data-driven planning platform for the nation’s largest electrical utility.

DOE awards $300,000 to UCR professor for accelerating EV integration
UCR electrical and computer engineering team wins $300,000 prize from the U.S. Department of Energy for developing a data-driven planning platform for the nation’s largest electrical utility.
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Carbon capture

The perspective of UCR electrical and computer engineering professor Mihri Ozkan about using electrochemical technology to fight climate change was featured in an online Voices segment of CHEM, a scientific journal focusing on chemistry and interconnected fields. 

Electrochemical carbon capture shows promise in climate fight
The perspective of UCR electrical and computer engineering professor Mihri Ozkan about using electrochemical technology to fight climate change was featured in an online Voices segment of CHEM, a scientific journal focusing on chemistry and interconnected fields. 
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Computer haking

UC Riverside computer scientists have identified a security flaw in vision language artificial intelligence (AI) models that can allow bad actors to use AI for nefarious purposes, such as obtaining instructions on how to make bomb. 

UCR outs security flaw in AI query models
UC Riverside computer scientists have identified a security flaw in vision language artificial intelligence (AI) models that can allow bad actors to use AI for nefarious purposes, such as obtaining instructions on how to make bomb. 
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Bahman Anvari

UCR bioengineering professor Bahman Anvari, whose innovations have improved treatments for debilitating skin disorders, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, or NAI.

UCR bioengineering professor recognized by the National Academy of Inventors
UCR bioengineering professor Bahman Anvari, whose innovations have improved treatments for debilitating skin disorders, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, or NAI.
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