Content Authored by: Holly Ober

Irrigation specialist receives USDA New Investigator Award

Amir Haghverdi, an assistant cooperative extension specialist of irrigation and water management in the environmental sciences department, has been awarded a nearly $500,000 Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement New Investigator grant by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the United States Department of Agriculture. National...
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Entrepreneurs win innovation award

A team of UC Riverside mechanical engineering doctoral students received the notable “Spirit of I-Corps” award to cap the meeting of the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps, or I-Corps, 2019 San Francisco winter cohort. David Halaney and Nami Davoodzadeh were recognized for their openness, commitment, and intellectual honesty in market...
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Climate scientist is a Sloan Fellow

Wei Liu , an assistant professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship for his work to improve our understanding of the ocean’s role in climate change and climate variability. Sloan Research Fellowships honor early career scientists and scholars whose...
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Albert Wang Elected National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Albert Wang, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering at UC Riverside, has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for his patents on design-for-reliability for integrated circuits and systems that have been widely used by the industry. Wang is also an IEEE Fellow...
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UCR School of Business Awarded Re-Accreditation by Distinguished AACSB International

The UCR School of Business has been awarded re-accreditation by the distinguished Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB international). The announcement comes after a rigorous review process where the UCR School of Business stood out for its demonstrated focus on excellence in the areas of teaching, research, curricula...
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Electronic Nose Startup Gets Whiff of Success

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( ) — In the United States alone, more than 15 million people — about 5 percent of the population — suffer from some type of olfactory system dysfunction affecting their sense of smell or taste. These can be life threatening when it comes to dangers usually detected by smell, such as smoke, gas leaks, or rotten food....
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UC Riverside Startup Receives National Science Foundation Grant

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( ) — BEAM-CA, LLC has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant for $149,000 to conduct research and development work on a novel type of sensitive, robust magnetometer that operates at room temperature. The company had early support from ExCITE, a startup...
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Team from Costa Rica and UC Riverside Creates Biophotovoltaic Technology

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( ) — Claudia Chaves Villarreal, a Ph.D. candidate in materials science and engineering in UC Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering, received a 2018 AAAS Pacific Division Alan E. Leviton Student Research Award. The $700 award will support her ongoing collaboration with Ashok Mulchandani, the W. Ruel Johnson Chair...
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