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Two engineering programs ranked among best online programs

Two online graduate programs at UC Riverside’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering are among the 2024 U.S. News Best Online Programs . The online master’s in information technology program was named No. 21 while the online engineering graduate program was ranked No. 30, moving up four places from last year. Among public universities...

By Imran Ghori |

DOE awards $300,000 to UCR professor for accelerating EV integration

UCR electrical and computer engineering team wins $300,000 prize from the U.S. Department of Energy for developing a data-driven planning platform for the nation’s largest electrical utility.

By David Danelski |

Electrochemical carbon capture shows promise in climate fight

The perspective of UCR electrical and computer engineering professor Mihri Ozkan about using electrochemical technology to fight climate change was featured in an online Voices segment of CHEM, a scientific journal focusing on chemistry and interconnected fields.

By David Danelski |

UCR bioengineering professor recognized by the National Academy of Inventors

UCR bioengineering professor Bahman Anvari, whose innovations have improved treatments for debilitating skin disorders, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, or NAI.

By David Danelski |

UCR professor’s insights featured in major scientific journal

The insights of UCR professor Mihri Ozkan are featured this week in an online edition of a highly respected scientific journal.

By David Danelski |

2023 ‘Highly Cited’ list celebrates UCR faculty influence

Researchers rank in top 1% worldwide

By Jules Bernstein |

Graduate student wins award at local stem cell symposium

Natasha Brinkley conducts research in UCR’s Tissue Regenerative Engineering and Mechanotransduction lab

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

$1.2 million grant awarded for robotics software development

A $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation will allow UCR to develop better software architecture for robotics and other autonomous systems.

By David Danelski |

Eight UCR professors receive NSF CAREER Awards

Eight UC Riverside faculty members have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Awards to support research in areas ranging from sustainability to mental health outcomes of young Latinas. The awards support early career faculty who demonstrate the potential to serve as academic role models and advance their organization’s...

By UCR News |

Addressing the nation’s need for strong domestic semiconductor industry and infrastructure

Last year, UC Riverside scientists Shane Cybart and Ludwig Bartels and colleagues at UC Irvine received $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy , or DOE, to team up with Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in building a diverse educational pipeline in the field of microelectronics. Developing expertise and infrastructure in...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Professor Ozkan wins prized Selcuk Yasar Award in Turkey

Mihrimah Ozkan, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside, is recognized in Turkey for her work in addressing climate change by receiving the Selcuk Yasar Award.

By David Danelski |

UCR team off to a great start in national electric car design competition 

A team of UCR students won two awards at the EcoCAR EV Challenge Year 1 Competition in Orlando, Florida, in which students from across the country compete in designing improvements to electric vehicles.

By David Danelski |

14 Highlanders receive 2023 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program , or NSF GRFP, announced its 2023 cohort and it includes 14 awardees and three honorable mentions who are current UCR undergraduates, graduates, or alumni. NSF GRFP supports a diverse selection of graduate students pursuing a full-time, research-based master’s and doctoral degree...

By Malinn Loeung |

Three Highlanders receive 2023 Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Five thousand U.S. higher-education students applied, 1,267 applicants moved on to be nominated, and 413 of those nominees were awarded the 2023 Barry Goldwater Scholarship — three of them being UC Riverside Highlanders. Since 2013, Goldwater Scholarships have been awarded to 18 Highlanders. This scholarship recognizes talented undergrads majoring...

By Malinn Loeung |

Bioengineer wins award for infant disorder detection 

Technology could enable earlier, more effective treatments

By Jules Bernstein |

UCR team wins $2 million federal grant to scale up biofuel technology for powering aircraft and marine vessels 

The sustainable fuels research team at UC Riverside has won a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to scale up an acclaimed biofuels technology that turns agricultural and forestry biomass waste into a sustainable source of aviation and marine fuels. The patented technology is known as Co-solvent Enhanced Lignocellulosic...

By David Danelski |

Professor receives second IEEE award within one academic year

Professor Vagelis Papalexakis has been named a winner of IEEE's the Donald G. Fink just months after winning the group's Tao Li Award for earlier career scholars.

By David Danelski |

UCR team wins National Science Foundation grant for undergraduate data science program

A UC Riverside cross-disciplinary team has won a $389,922 grant from the National Science Foundation to bring state-of-the-art data science research opportunities to underserved undergraduate students. The team is co-led by assistant teaching professor Jia Chen of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Marlan and Rosemary...

By David Danelski |

UCR professor honored by National Academy of Inventors

Masaru Rao named a senior member of the academy

By Julia Woock |

UCR professor wins Sloan fellowship

Fellowship comes with $75,000 that Professor Giulia Palermo can use to advance her research

By David Danelski |