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A lasting legacy: UCR’s Center for Environmental Research and Technology establishes new energy innovation scholarship

Life-long energy innovation leader Neal Richter’s legacy will live on through the G. Neal Richter Energy Innovation Scholarship. The scholarship established at the College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) at UC Riverside will provide financial assistance to undergraduate or graduate students studying alternative energies at CE-CERT. Dr. Richter spent his life...

UC Riverside trustee establishes engineering equipment endowment

Nora Hackett, a member of the UC Riverside Board of Trustees and Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering Council of Advisors, has established an endowment in the amount of $500,000. The Nora A. Hackett Instructional Equipment Endowed Fund will benefit engineering instructional labs, funding the purchase of new equipment and ensuring students are best...

UCR’s College of Engineering gifted new lab equipment

Last fall, B&K Precision Corporation donated 48 instruments valued at nearly $30,000 to the departments of electrical and computer engineering and bioengineering to upgrade their instructional labs. With this new contribution, B&K Precision Corporation has given more than $150,000 to support BCOE in the past five years. Victor Tolan, president of B&K Precision Corporation, serves...

Inexpensive sensor reduces Steam Plant’s natural gas use

Improving natural gas efficiency provides an economic benefit, while also increasing sustainability and reducing climate change. UC Riverside’s Power Plant currently uses a $50,000 machine to analyze the energy content of natural gas. Winston Chung Global Energy Center researcher Chan Seung Park and Partho Roy along with their research team developed a $100 sensor to...

UC Riverside’s online engineering MS ranked No. 29

The online master’s degree at UC Riverside has moved up to No. 29 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings of online engineering master’s degree programs. The program, which began enrolling students in 2016 and was ranked No. 56 in 2018, had risen to No. 33 by 2019. The rapid rise reflects a curriculum...
By HOLLY OBER |

ECE Faculty Named NAI, IEEE Fellows

Two electrical and computer engineering professors have been named Fellows in recognition of their contributions and remarkable achievements to advancing engineering and invention. Professor Mihri Ozkan has been named as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and associate professor Hamed Mohsenian-Rad was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics...

$1M DOE grant to help prevent the next major power outage

Most of us only think about voltage when we replace a battery in an appliance such as a child’s toy, electric toothbrush, or remote. On a larger scale, voltage levels vary for different sections of power systems and has to be kept within a set range for the power system to work properly and safely...
By Katharine Hall |

Mihri Ozkan elevated to National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Mihri Ozkan is the first woman in the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering and the fifth UC Riverside professor to be elevated to the National Academy of Inventors. Read More

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The shutdown brought bluer skies but more nighttime ozone to the Inland Empire
Air quality improvements lead to unique atmospheric chemical behavior
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This UC Riverside professor was ready for the shift to online instruction
Frank Vahid has been using web-based teaching tools and incorporating online instruction into his courses since 2012
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SoRX the soft robot developed at UC Riverside
Making ‘soft’ robots work harder
A new robot developed at UC Riverside can navigate uneven surfaces with silicone legs
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A Tesla car battery broken by industry standard fast charging
Fast-charging damages electric car batteries
Just 25 industry-standard fast charging cycles can ruin a car’s batteries
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Ninja destroying PFAs with electrons
A possible end to ‘forever’ chemicals
Excess electrons could help break the strong chemical bonds in products that contaminate water supplies
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Basilard CEO Brynley Lee and founder Masa Rao
Highlander Venture Fund invests in Basilard BioTech
The UC Riverside-based startup will use the investment to develop next-generation prototypes
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FarmSense Flight Sensor
FarmSense invited to UC Startup Pitch Showcase
The UC Riverside entrepreneurs are in the running for $10 million in funding
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Can I mix those chemicals? There’s an app for that!
New technology can find the safest way to store and dispose of reactive chemicals
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air pollution
Clearing the air (inside your car)
UC Riverside research can improve car cabin air quality and help you choose your next car
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Vaping lung injury symptoms have been reported online for at least seven years
UC Riverside research used internet data mining to monitor health effects reported by electronic cigarette users over time
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Basilard CEO Brynley Lee and founder Masa Rao
UC Riverside biotech startup will mass-produce engineered cells
The licensed technology is a tipping point for emerging lifesaving therapies
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Making higher-energy light to fight cancer
Researchers use nontoxic silicon nanocrystals to convert low-energy photons into high-energy ones, bringing scientists closer to developing photodynamic treatments for cancer
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