Bourns College of Engineering Latest News

UCR engineering grad school climbs in national rankings

​ UCR’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering graduate school was ranked 76th the nation by U.S. News & World Report, seven positions better than last year's ranking. ​

By David Danelski |

UCR joins federal transportation research effort

UCR partners with five universities in a new, federally funded research center based at UC Davis to advance technologies needed to reduce vehicle emissions and improve climate resiliency in transportation.

By David Danelski |

UCR’s CE-CERT honored for clean air leadership

UC Riverside’s Center for Environmental Research and Technology, known as CE-CERT, has been recognized by Southern California’s air quality agency for three decades of research that reduces air pollution and improves air quality.

By David Danelski |

Doctoral student Brenda Lopez awarded UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship

UC Riverside graduate student researcher and first-gen, immigrant Latina Brenda Lopez has been awarded the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, or UCPPFP, to pursue a postdoc at UC Davis in the mechanical and aerospace engineering department. Only the top-ranked candidates are selected to participate in UCPPFP...

By Malinn Loeung |

UCR bioengineering professor becomes AIMBE fellow

Huinan Liu advances trauma treatments as well as undergraduates’ careers.

By Jules Bernstein |

Water treatment plant dedicated to influential UCR professor

A state-of-the-art water treatment plant in Orange County has been dedicated in the name of J. Wayne Miller, an influential researcher and professor at UCR’s College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology.

By David Danelski |

UCR professor to present on United Nations climate change panel

UCR electrical and computer engineering Mihri Ozkan will serve as a U.S. delegate and an expert presenter for a United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change this summer.

By David Danelski |

Edison International recognized for long-standing support 

For more than 25 years, Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, has been supporting research and scholarship at UC Riverside, investing in more than 150 STEM scholars and various STEM programs. The company’s most recent gift, $145,000 over the 2023-24 academic year, supports sustainability research, scholarships, and...

By Sarah Nightingale |

Undergraduate wins UC Graduate Deans’ Leadership and Research Award

Budding neuroscientist Erik Hakopian provided academic mentorship to UCR students

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR professor elected to the Turkish Academy of Sciences

Cengiz Ozkan, a UCR mechanical engineering professor, has been elected a member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences, also known as the TÜBA. He was honored during the 60th General Assembly of the Turkish academy held recently in Ankara, Turkey

By David Danelski |

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 |