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Hamed Mohsenian-Rad

UCR Awarded $650K from CEC to Develop Internet-of-Things for Energy Efficiency

Associate Professor Hamed Mohsenian-Rad (PI) and Dr. Alfredo Martinez-Morales, won a $650K award from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to design, optimize, and demonstrate new technologies to improve building energy efficiency using an Internet-of-Things (IoT), formed by a network of advanced sensors, actuators, and wireless communications devices.  Read More

UCR Solar

UC Riverside Conference to Focus on Solar Energy

The latest breakthroughs and how they can be leveraged in the Inland Empire will be discussed at UC Riverside’s third annual solar conference, “Solar Energy Directions for Inland Southern California: Where is it Going?,” which is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Bourns Technology Center, 1200 Columbia Ave., Riverside, 92507.  Read More

Reza Abbaschian

Distinguished Professor Reza Abbaschian Named Honorary AIME Member

The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS), with approval from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineering (AIME) Board, has selected Distinguished Professor Reza Abbaschian as an honorary member of AIME.  Read More

Simulation and Testing Vehicle Platform

New Technology Will Cut Plug-in Hybrid Fuel Consumption by One Third

Engineers at the University of California, Riverside have taken inspiration from biological evolution and the energy savings garnered by birds flying in formation to improve the efficiency of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) by more than 30 percent.  Read More

Electric Bus

UC Riverside Awarded $3.2 Million to Develop Innovative Smart Buses

Matthew Barth, a professor of engineering in UC Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering and director of the university’s Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), and his team have been awarded $2.8 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to improve the efficiency of plug-in hybrid electric buses.  Read More

Phone Battery Screen

Next Generation Anode to Improve Lithium-ion Batteries

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have created a new silicon-tin nanocomposite anode that could lead to lithium-ion batteries that can be charged and discharged more times before they reach the end of their useful lives.  Read More

Nosang Myung

Professor Myung’s Research Featured in “Chemical Engineering News” Magazine

A research study led by Nosang V. Myung, professor and department chair of chemical and environmental engineering in UCR’s Bourns College of Engineering has been named one of the “Top 10 Sustainable Chemistry Papers” in the June 6 edition of Chemical and Engineering News, which is published by the American Chemical Society.  Read More

Charles Wyman

UCR Researchers Awarded $1.3 million from USDA for Green Energy Research

Charles Wyman, Distinguished Professor in Chemical and Environmental Engineering and holder of the Ford Motor Company Chair in Environmental Engineering at the Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), and Charles Cai, Research Engineer at CE-CERT and Adjunct Assistant Professor, both at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering, have received a $1,297,725 award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will fund research on developing commercially-viable processes to create biofuels and chemicals from waste plant materials.  Read More

David Jassby

UCR Engineering Professors Awarded Funding from NSF CAREER Program

Four professors at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have embarked on a five-year mission to create knowledge and develop new technologies, thanks to support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Engineering.  Read More

 

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