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BCOE launches new graduate program website

The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) has launched a new website for the college’s more than 15 graduate engineering degree programs: www.graduate.engr.ucr.edu. The website is a one-stop resource for students to learn more about pursuing a graduate degree in engineering at UC Riverside in the following areas: Bioengineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science...

BCOE student engineer Etchi Ako wins first place at NSBE Fall Regional Conference

Third-year bioengineering student of the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) Etchi Ako is making a big impact beyond BCOE engineering classrooms and labs. This past month, Ako secured first place at the National Society of Engineers (NSBE) Region 6 virtual Fall Regional Conference in the Technical Research Exhibition for a project entitled...

BCOE clears major hurdle to launch new Master’s in Robotics

As of December 1, 2020, the UCR Academic Senate unanimously endorsed a proposal submitted by BCOE to establish a new Master of Science Degree in Robotics.

BCOE exceeds Living the Promise campaign goal

On Tuesday, December 1, Giving Tuesday, BCOE exceeded its $55 million campaign goal for Living the Promise, UC Riverside’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign.

Two BCOE professors rise in research prestige with 50,000 citations

The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) is on the rise – and two BCOE faculty have recently broken new records at the college. Alexander Balandin, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering and founding chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has recently surpassed 50,000 citations of his research publications...

Third annual BCOE Match Challenge raises $78,000 for professional student organizations

The third annual BCOE Match Challenge at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) raised $78,000 for the Dean’s Innovation Fund, which will provide direct support for 14 of the college’s professional student organizations.

Computer science professors secure $1.2 million NSF grant to improve data analysis of social media, autonomous vehicles and smart-home devices

Through novel research methods, the project will apply retrospective as well as interactive analyses on data collected from social networks, online communities, autonomous vehicles, smart-home devices, and wearable sensors.

UC Riverside launches data science major

UCR has launched a new Data Science major, an intercollegiate partnership between the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering and the Department of Statistics in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.

Biotechnology startup gifts $7,500 to support biomedical microdevice research at UCR

Basilard BioTech has provided an initial $7,500 gift to support the research of Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Masa Rao at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering at University of California, Riverside. Basilard is actively commercializing a disruptive nanomechanical gene delivery technology platform (which the company has branded as SoloPore) originally pioneered in...

Computer science and engineering professors secure NSF award for simulations of fluids

Craig Schroeder and Tamar Shinar will develop new methods for simulating multiphase fluids, surface tension and solid-fluid coupling

Q&A with Quynh Nguyen, Cloud Services Engineer at Adobe

Quynh Nguyen, a ’18 computer science alumna, is now a cloud services engineer at Adobe. At BCOE, she was actively involved on campus and served as an officer for Gamespawn and Student Homeless Aid Relief Project (S.H.A.R.P.). In this summer edition of the Career Corner Q&A, Nguyen shares advice for what engineering students should be...

UC Riverside summer coding camp for high school students goes virtual

The University of California, Riverside’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) hosted its fourth annual CS4ALL CODE CAMP, a free intensive program that teaches high school students computer coding skills and introduces them to career possibilities in computer science. UCR computer science experts, lecturer Kelley Downey and assistant professor Mariam Salloum, created the...

Electrical and computer engineers receive $497,455 from Department of Energy to investigate electric-bias control of quantum materials

Alexander Balandin leads project that is expected to influence quantum communications and radiation therapy

National Science Foundation MRI Grant to Fund Development of Unique Spectroscopy System

UC Riverside researchers earn NSF grant to advance understanding of nanoscale materials and expand phononic research capabilities at UCR.

Plastic-to-Fuel Research Gets Boost with Hellman Fellowship

Kandis Leslie Abdul-Aziz, chemical and environmental engineering assistant professor at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE), was awarded the 2020-2021 Hellman Fellowship for her research “Sustainable Chemical Recycling Technology for the Upcycling of Plastic Waste into Fungible Fuels.” The fellowship, in the amount of $30,000, will support research conducted by Abdul-Aziz to...

Q&A with Ruperd Wilson II, Electrical Engineer at Raytheon Technologies

Ruperd Wilson II, an electrical engineering alumnus from the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) Class of 2019, is one of many engineering students who has grappled with the balance between academic success in one of the toughest disciplines with a healthy personal life. Searching for answers, Wilson turned to his peers at...

Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Bhargav Rallabandi Awarded 2020-2021 Hellman Fellowship

Bhargav Rallabandi, mechanical engineering assistant professor at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE), was awarded the 2020-2021 Hellman Fellowship for his research “Multiscale modeling of sea-ice: linking ice floe dynamics to climate.” Rallabandi received the maximum fellowship support amount of $30,000. The fellowship will support research conducted at the FlowLab, where principal...

Q&A with Sohail Nadimi, PhD, Senior System Design Engineer, KLA+

Sohail Nadimi was among the first cohort of doctoral students in Computer Science (CS) at BCOE. After earning his PhD, Nadimi continued at UC Riverside as a post-doctoral researcher. Since then, he has worked as a Senior Systems Design Engineer at KLA+, an international semiconductor manufacturing company headquartered in Milpitas, Calif. In this latest Career...

Q&A with Darin Anderson, Chairman and CEO of Salas O'Brien

A UCR alumnus of the School of Business, Darin Anderson has remained closely involved with the Highlander community ever since. He served as chair of the advisory board for the School of Business, chair of the UCR Foundation Board of Trustees and is a Regent Emeritus of the University of California. Today, he leads Salas...

International M.S. Application Period EXTENDED to August 1, 2020

International master's students looking to join the UCR engineering community now have more time to apply. The application deadline has been extended to August 1. Interested master's students are encouraged to visit the department website for which they plan to apply, become familiar with the applications requirements, and contact the program's graduate student advisor to...

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BCOE launches new graduate program website
The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) has launched a new website for the college’s more than 15 graduate engineering degree programs: www.graduate.engr.ucr.edu. The website is a one-stop resource for students to learn more about pursuing a graduate degree in engineering at UC Riverside in the following areas: Bioengineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering. Prospective students can find detailed information about BCOE’s master’s and
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Nael Abu-Ghazaleh
Nael Abu-Ghazaleh made ACM Distinguished Member
The Association for Computing Machinery recognized him "For Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Computing.”
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Bir Bhanu
Bir Bhanu named a National Academy of Inventors fellow
Bhanu holds 18 U.S. and international patents with several others pending
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Optical pre-processing makes computer vision more robust and energy efficient
Hybrid neural network can reconstruct Arabic or Japanese characters that it hasn’t seen before
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Suveen Mathaudu
Suveen Mathaudhu receives Brimacombe Medal
The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society conferred the award for exemplary contributions to the science of nanocrystalline materials, education of the public, and service to the profession
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Poorest Inland Empire communities have highest fine particulate matter exposure
San Bernardino study participants had highest exposure to PM2.5 in their own homes
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BCOE student engineer Etchi Ako wins first place at NSBE Fall Regional Conference
Third-year bioengineering student of the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) Etchi Ako is making a big impact beyond BCOE engineering classrooms and labs. This past month, Ako secured first place at the National Society of Engineers (NSBE) Region 6 virtual Fall Regional Conference in the Technical Research Exhibition for a project entitled "Downregulation of Genes by Neuregulin-1 in pMCAO Stroke Models." The conference and competition brings together hundreds of NSBE engineering students from across the Western United States. Ako’s award-winning project examines the drug
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BCOE clears major hurdle to launch new Master’s in Robotics
As of December 1, 2020, the UCR Academic Senate unanimously endorsed a proposal submitted by BCOE to establish a new Master of Science Degree in Robotics.
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Common pipe alloy can form cancer-causing chemical in drinking water
Water disinfectant reacts with chromium in iron pipes to form hexavalent chromium
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BCOE exceeds Living the Promise campaign goal
On Tuesday, December 1, Giving Tuesday, BCOE exceeded its $55 million campaign goal for Living the Promise, UC Riverside’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign.
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A piece of glass tubing bend like a tuning fork is used to measure dissolution of time release drugs
Simple new testing method aims to improve time-release drugs
Glass tuning-fork-shaped tubing gives accurate, continuous measurements of drug dissolution
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Cengiz Ozkan
Cengiz Ozkan receives Turkey’s highest scientific award
The TUBITAK Scientific Research Award is given for pioneering accomplishments
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