Awards

Supercomputer simulation identifies award-winning pollution cleanup strategy

Bryan M. Wong, a professor in UCR’s Materials Science & Engineering Program, and his colleagues have won the Editor’s Choice Award at the 2022 HPCwire Supercomputing Conference, a venue that covers the development of the fastest computers in the world and the people who run them. Wong and his colleagues were recognized for using supercomputer...

By David Danelski |

UCR electrical engineering researchers win NSF grant to advance semiconductor functionality

UCR researchers have been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $473,000 to investigate layered antiferromagnetic semiconductors for possible applications in future ultra-fast computers and electronic devices. Fariborz Kargar, a research engineer and adjunct assistant professor at the Bourns College of Engineering’s...

By David Danelski |

UC grant to create computer code library for engineering applications

Craig Schroeder, a UCR assistant professor of computer science and engineering, will receive a $100,000 portion of a $300,000 grant from the University of California to build a library of open-source computer codes needed to develop software for complex engineering applications. Such software is used for simulating physical systems of solids and...

By David Danelski |

United Talent Agency is now representing alum Aaron Carew

Carew is currently the co-executive producer of CW’s “Walker” television series

By Julia Woock |

Professor receives IEEE technical achievement award

Albert Wang, a UCR professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received the 2022 J.J. Ebers Award from IEEE Electron Devices Society “for pioneering contributions to the reliability of 3D heterogeneous integration in integrated circuits.” The prestigious J.J. Ebers Award was established in 1971 to “foster progress in electron devices and...

By Julia Woock |

Emergency management leader earns cultural heritage training at the Smithsonian

A member of UC Riverside’s emergency management team has completed training in emergency heritage protection at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Thomas Stoner, interim emergency manager in the Office of Emergency Management, was one of 25 participants nationwide selected to take part in the week-long Heritage Emergency and Response...

By Imran Ghori |

History professor wins prestigious Rosenberg Prize

Georg Michels, a UC Riverside professor of history, has won the 2021 Hans Rosenberg Prize awarded by the Central European History Society, or CEHS. The prize was announced at the American Historical Association, or AHA, Annual Convention on Jan. 7, 2023, in Philadelphia. The prize is for Michels’ 2021 book “The Habsburg Empire Under Siege: Ottoman...

By J.D. Warren |

Alumna elected to the Television Academy Board of Governors

Megan Chao elected to a first term uncontested.

By Julia Woock |

Group names Vice Chancellor Torres educator of the year

Rodolfo Torres, UC Riverside vice chancellor for Research and Economic Development, has been named Educator of the Year by the Inland Empire Economic Partnership. The group praised Torres “for his leadership and partnership with the employer community focused on the creation of research and technology deployment to support a more sustainable supply...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR research “blew our minds,” says Scientific American

Recognition keeps coming in for UCR assistant research professor Hossein Taheri for his work with “time crystals,” which are being studied as a new state of matter. Scientific American last month named Taheri’s work as one of “6 Times Quantum Physics Blew Our Minds in 2022.” The article is an end-of-year wrap up that summarized a more detailed...

By David Danelski |

UCR solar panel installation named project of the year

A project installing solar panels on two UC Riverside buildings has won a top prize from a solar energy industry publication. Solar Builder Magazine awarded the Rooftop Project of the Year to the campus for a project installing over 1,000 solar panels on the Student Recreation Center and Student Services Building roofs last year. The two...

By Imran Ghori |

Engineering dean honored by National College Resources Foundation

Christopher Lynch, the dean of UCR’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, was honored this month by the National College Resources Foundation, or NCRF, at its 10th Annual Gala held at Cal Poly Pomona University. Lynch was one of six honorees to receive the World Changer Award, which is presented to individuals who have made...

By David Danelski |

Physicist ranked eighth top female scientist in the world

The rankings are published by the portal Research.com

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

National Academy of Inventors elects UCR faculty as Fellows

Rare distinction honors prolific innovators

By Jules Bernstein |

School of Education grad students, faculty member, alums win AAHHE fellowships

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, or AAHHE, has honored two UCR School of Education graduate students, a faculty member, and two alums with 2022-23 fellowships. Nelly Cruz and Nathaly Martinez received the 2022-2023 graduate student fellowships. Both are pursuing careers in higher education administration and policy. The...

By David Danelski |

Engineering professor win NSF grant to probe ‘time crystals’

The National Science Foundation has awarded UCR Assistant Research Professor Hossein Taheri a $475,000 grant to probe the utility of “time crystals,” which are being studied as a new state of matter. Theorized by the Physics Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek about a decade ago, time crystals are in a way similar to snowflakes, quartz, and silicon...

By David Danelski |

Retired sociology professor earns award for demography work

David Swanson, UC Riverside Edward A. Dickson emeritus professor of sociology, along with two colleagues, was recognized during this year’s Southern Demographic Association conference in Knoxville, Tennessee. “This is a tremendous honor. The award is the only recognition available in the field of state and local demography,” said Swanson, who...

By Julia Woock |

Los Angeles recognizes author David L. Ulin

Ulin teaches at the UCR Palm Desert low-residency MFA program.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Biomedical scientist promoted to lieutenant colonel

Scott Pegan is an international expert on Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Student Success Center wins national award

UC Riverside’s Student Success Center has won another top award for its design from a national industry group. The Design Build Institute of America recognized the new campus building with an award for excellence in its educational facilities category. The project had been previously honored in August from the Western regional division of the group...

By Imran Ghori |