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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...

Q&A with Campos EPC Engineer Vanessa Coria

How do you set yourself apart when interviewing in the current job climate? What skills are most valuable? How can BCOE prepare you for your future? Campos EPC Engineer and 2019 BCOE Chemical Engineering alumna Vanessa Coria helps set you up for success in this edition of the Career Corner Q&A. 1) How did BCOE...

Q&A with Tesla Software Integration Engineer Sammy Macaluso

As we continue to provide additional support for our students during COVID-19, we recently caught up with '18 computer engineering alumnus and transfer student from Mt. San Jacinto College, Sammy Macaluso. Macaluso is now a software integration engineer at Tesla, and he shared his advice on professional development with our current BCOE students. 1. How...

Scholarship Applications from UCR Engineers Nearly Double in 2020

Last year 356 undergraduate students at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering applied for college-based scholarships. This year the number increased to 620, nearly doubling the ranks of hopeful student applicants. Financial impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, an extended scholarship application period, increased student enrollments, and a more concerted effort to promote...

Q&A with NAVSEA Operations Manager Eric Villanueva

With the COVID-19 pandemic interrupting internships and career searches for students throughout the world, we asked Eric Villanueva, operations manager at NAVSEA's Corona Division and '06 mechanical engineering alumnus, what advice he has for current BCOE students. What do you look for when hiring engineers? NSWC Corona looks for engineers who have taken advantage of...

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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UC Riverside receives $1.2 million grant to build GPUs for autonomous vehicles
Project will develop energy-efficient, energy-elastic, and real-time-aware graphic-processing units
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UCR wins $10 million to develop AI for sustainable agriculture
The University of California, Riverside, has won a $10 million grant to develop artificial intelligence that will increase the environmental and economic stability of agriculture in the Western U.S. 
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Here are the many ways UCR is helping students right now
A list of available resources during this time of uncertainty.
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Class of 2020: Remembered for ‘their flexibility and resilience’
UC Riverside’s 66th commencement will be a virtual celebration on Sunday, June 14. Meet some of the 2020 graduates. 
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Coveting yeast? It's much more than a loaf of bread
While quarantined bakers discover sourdough starters, bioengineers tweak yeast to produce compounds that could fight cancer
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COVID-19 highlights what we have yet to learn about lung mechanics
UC Riverside engineer is working on ways to pre-screen patients with difficulty breathing for earlier intervention
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Double bubbles pierce with less trouble
Two optical cavitation bubbles penetrate soft materials better than one
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Sterilizing surgical masks for safer reuse
UC Riverside engineers are developing low-temperature plasma technology to sterilize masks
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UC Riverside engineers are developing a test to rapidly identify body fluids at crime scenes
The disposable, low-cost tool will improve the speed and accuracy of investigations
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Freshman computer science student Ervin Young building a computer for low-income students
UC Riverside freshman builds computers for high school students in need
Computer science student helps ensure Covid-19 pandemic won’t hinder academic success in his community
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UC Riverside bioengineer seeks to calm influenza’s cytokine storms
Work on selective immune system suppression in influenza could transfer directly to COVID-19
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Removing the novel coronavirus from the water cycle
Scientists call for more research to understand whether water treatment methods kill the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic
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