Bourns College of Engineering Latest News

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

When disaster strikes, a search website for first responders will save lives

Researchers are building a tool that searches real-time text, photo, and video from many sources to help responders allocate resources
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

New bio-inspired technology is poised to disrupt the composites industry

The patented lightweight, impact-resistant technology could change the way we play sports, and improve wind-farm productivity and automotive fuel economy
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Supercomputing improves biomass fuel conversion

Researchers combine supercomputing with nano-imaging to reveal how to efficiently break down plant biomass and transform it into transportation fuels
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Publishing company Wiley acquires zyBooks

The web-based, interactive textbook replacements were invented by a UC Riverside computer scientist and commercialized by the startup he co-founded, Zyante Inc
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

This deep neural network fights deepfakes

Artificial intelligence to accurately detect altered photos is getting smarter
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Free dataset archive helps researchers quickly find a needle in a haystack

UCR STAR visualizes public spatio-temporal datasets through an interactive map
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside Engineering hosts summer coding camp to address diversity shortfall in computer science careers

The University of California, Riverside’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) will embark on two sessions of CS 4 ALL CODE CAMP, a free one-week intensive program that introduces coding and computer science to high school students from the Inland Empire region. Code Camp, created by the college’s...
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Steering into the future of connected and automated vehicles

More than 1 billion motor vehicles travel roadways worldwide and that number is expected to double within one or two decades. The rise in automobiles and trucks have led to increased social, economic, and safety issues, such as the more than 30,000 deaths from car related accidents on US highways...
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Scientists decode DNA secrets of world’s toughest bean

UCR scientists have decoded the genome of black-eyed peas, offering hope for feeding Earth's expanding population, especially as the climate changes.

For UC Riverside Bioengineering Professor Immune System Research was Personal

Dimitrios Morikis, UC Riverside Professor of Bioengineering, passed away May 27, 2019. Professor Morikis is well known for his work in immunophysics and immunoengineering, where he used physics and engineering approaches to understand molecular mechanisms of immunology, develop disease models, and design new drugs and molecular sensors for autoimmune and...
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UCR mechanical engineering professor receives award to quantify roadside pollutants

Near-road air quality continues to be an important issue for transportation agencies. Invisible plumes of dirty air from cars and trucks on roadways spread to surrounding neighborhoods increasing residents’ risk of cancer, asthma, heart disease, and other illnesses. Researchers have found that roadside barriers such as sound walls can provide...
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Engineering Commencement Speakers Announced

David Tsai, this year’s engineering keynote speaker for the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE), will follow in his father’s footsteps to inspire tomorrow’s engineers while Crysthal Alvarez, the first engineer in her family, will address her fellow graduates as the student speaker. Tsai, a partner at Pillsbury...
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An interview with UCR Engineering parents

Parent's of graduating electrical engineering student, Frances and Ruperd Wilson Sr. reflect on their son's time at BCOE. Q: What inspired Ruperd to attend UCR and become an Electrical Engineer? Frances Wilson: Ruperd always enjoyed building things, figuring out how things worked and watching Jimmy Neutron as a child. His...
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