Two-dimensional compounds can capture carbon from the air
Some of the thinnest materials known to mankind can be engineered to capture carbon dioxide from the air.
Google & ChatGPT have mixed results in medical info queries
A study led by University of California, Riverside, computer scientists found that queries for medical information on ChatGPT produced more objective information than Google, but the ChatGPT results can be outdated and lack the sources of its information.
Weapons of mass destruction research gets $1 million grant
The UCR Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, or BCOE, has received $1 million in federal funding that will help develop science to neutralize some of the world's greatest weapons threats. The research will help gain new perspectives on key materials’ reaction under extreme stress and lead to enhanced...
AI creates new environmental injustices, but there’s a fix
AI is creating inequitable environmental consequences in the form of water consumption to keep servers cool and air pollution from power plants that supply the electricity. But the tech companies could distribute their processing loads to avoid environmental injustices, UCR study finds.
Artificial Intelligence to reshape deep science learning
Artificial Intelligence, beyond the hype and hysteria in headlines today, plays a growing role in daily life and business – with uses ranging from predictive text to Netflix recommendations to the detection of bank fraud. Much of that progress is thanks to researchers on the cutting edge of complex scientific...
Process turns harmful pollutants into harmless substances
UCR scientist discover chemical reaction pathways that destroy certain toxic water pollutants and render them into harmless substances.
Biological cleanup discovered for certain “forever chemicals”
University of California, Riverside, chemical and environmental engineering scientists have identified two species of bacteria found in soil that break down a class of stubborn “forever chemicals,” giving hope for low-cost biological cleanup of industrial pollutants. These bacteria destroy a subgroup of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, that have...
Breaking the heat barrier of computer innovation
As our computers and other electronic devices become faster and more powerful, they are coming closer to an undeniable physical limitation: heat generated by the electrons that carry information as they move through semiconductors. “Making heat is a fundamental limit that will prevent the further development of electronic devices. So...
AI programs consume large volumes of scarce water
UCR study the first time estimates the huge water footprint from running artificial intelligence queries that rely on the cloud computations done in racks of servers that must be kept cool in warehouse-sized data processing centers.
UCR team creates “quantum composites” for various electrical and optical innovations
UCR team has shown in the laboratory the unique and practical function of newly created materials, which they called quantum composites, that may advance electrical, optical, and computer technologies.
Researchers warn of tick-borne disease babesiosis
UC Riverside and Yale University team sequences and mines genome of the pathogen Babesia duncani
UCR environmental engineers to referee California’s big rig truck emission regulation
They won’t be wearing vivid black and white striped shirts, but they could. University of California, Riverside, environmental engineers will soon serve as referees in California’s drive for big rig trucks to meet the state’s tailpipe emission standards. The referee program will provide testing services for vehicles potentially operating with...
Turning plastic waste into a valuable soil additive
University of California, Riverside, scientists have moved a step closer to finding a use for the hundreds of millions of tons of plastic waste produced every year that often winds up clogging streams and rivers and polluting our oceans. In a recent study, Kandis Leslie Abdul-Aziz, a UCR assistant professor...
NSF-funded project aims to enhance STEM graduate training in sustainable transportation
New UC Riverside program will train doctoral students on translating science into public policy
Commencement 2022 to be in person and on campus
UC Riverside’s class of 2022 will celebrate the milestone of receiving their bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in person and on campus. In early June, the campus will finally welcome graduating Highlanders to the commencement stage, where their friends, families, and fans can cheer them on as they cross the...
Salton Sea aerosol exposure triggers unique and mysterious pulmonary response
UC Riverside mouse study suggests inflammation could play key role in progression to asthma
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
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...
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...
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...