Bourns College of Engineering Latest News

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

Making ‘soft’ robots work harder

A new robot developed at UC Riverside can navigate uneven surfaces with silicone legs

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Fast-charging damages electric car batteries

Just 25 industry-standard fast charging cycles can ruin a car’s batteries

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

A possible end to ‘forever’ chemicals

Excess electrons could help break the strong chemical bonds in products that contaminate water supplies

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Highlander Venture Fund invests in Basilard BioTech

The UC Riverside-based startup will use the investment to develop next-generation prototypes

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Business

FarmSense invited to UC Startup Pitch Showcase

The UC Riverside entrepreneurs are in the running for $10 million in funding

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Business

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

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Clearing the air (inside your car)

UC Riverside research can improve car cabin air quality and help you choose your next car

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

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

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

UC Riverside biotech startup will mass-produce engineered cells

The licensed technology is a tipping point for emerging lifesaving therapies

By Holly Ober | | Business, Science / Technology

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

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Earthquakes, chickens, and bugs, oh my!

New big data algorithms improve earthquake detection; monitor livestock health and agricultural pests

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UCR scientists rank among world’s most influential scholars

The world’s most influential scientific researchers in 2019 include 10 current UCR scholars. In its annual list, Clarivate Analytics names the most highly cited researchers — those whose work was most often referenced by other scientific research papers for the preceding decade in 21 fields across the sciences and social...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Going with the floe: Sea ice movements trace dynamics transforming the new Arctic

Image processing algorithms on satellite images show how sea ice drift affects freshwater flux in Arctic Ocean currents

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Precisely poking cells en masse to cure cancer

Device can mass-produce engineered cells at lower cost, a tipping point for emerging lifesaving therapies

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Crimped or straight? Lung fiber shape influences elasticity

The shape and architecture of collagen and elastin fibers can improve our understanding of lung diseases, including the one associated with vaping

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Health

Researcher Taheri’s paper chosen as AIP Journal Editor’s Pick

The American Institute of Physics Journal, Chaos chose electrical and computer engineering assistant research professor Hossein Taheri’s paper as the Editor’s Pick. His publication “Synchronization behavior in a ternary phase model” was cited as a source for the “Nonlinear dynamics used to examine the ternary model of laser phase mode...

By Angela Meluski | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside helps secure the future of food

If you’re eating fruits, nuts, grains, or vegetables in a few years, you’ll likely owe a debt of gratitude to UC Riverside. The university has created a program to transition today’s undergraduates into professional scientists solving tomorrow’s farming challenges. The program, called Plants-3D, will train students to discover, design, and...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

UCR Engineering Welcomes 12 New Faculty

UC Riverside’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) welcomed 12 new faculty members this year. Among the additions are the director of neurotechnology at California Institute of Technology’s T&C Chen Brain-Machine Interface Center, an EECS Rising Stars participant, a KIChE President Young Investigator Award recipient, and a NSF...

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Lasers can weld ceramics without a furnace

Ultrafast pulsed lasers fuse ceramics under ambient conditions and use less than 50 watts of power

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology