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Dr. Park's CNI proposal ranked top
Dr. Chan Seung Park’s proposal for the Carbon Emission Reduction from the Intelligent Operation of Campus Steam Plant with Natural Gas Fuel Quality Sensor (Gas Quality Sensor) Project was ranked top by the UC Global Climate Leadership Council (GCLC) leadership for funding of research proposals submitted through the UC Carbon…
2nd Annual WCGEC's Energy Storage Technolgies and Applications Conference
Over 150 people attended the 2nd Annual Winston Chung Global Energy Center's Energy Storage Technologies and Applications Conference held at Bourns Technology Center on April 11-12, 2019. The organizers planned technical discussions inclusive of faculty, researchers, regulators, technology developers, community leaders, and…
Poster Competition at 2nd Annual WCGEC's Energy Storage Technologies and Applications Conference
One of the highlights at the 2nd Annual Winston Chung Global Energy Center's Energy Storage Technologies and Applications Conference held at Bourns Technology Center on April 11-12, 2019 was the poster exhibition and competition. The poster sessions included the exhibition of posters from sixteen projects that was carried out by…
Dr. Park awarded $1.4M from CEC to Improve Natural Gas Energy Efficiency
Dr. Chan Seung Park, Research Engineer of WCGEC, was awarded $1,499,910 from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for his proposal entitled "Demonstration of Smart Combustion Technology using Natural Gas Fuel Quality Sensor." Over the next three years of the project, Park will be collaborating with Dr, Christopher Ryu at CSU…
Dr. Mohsenian-Rad awarded UC Lab Fees Research project
Professor Hamed Mohsenian-Rad (PI) was awarded $3,748,698 for project entitled “UC-Lab Center for Electricity Distribution Cybersecurity” from the UC Lab Research Program. Over the next three years Dr. Mohsenian-Rad will be collaborating with Dr. Chengyu Song (UCR), Dr. Fabio Pasqaletti (UCR), Dr. Keyue Smedley (UCI), Dr. Rajit…
Winston Chung Global Energy Center Inaugural Conference
In this inaugural conference, the organizers planned technical discussions inclusive of faculty, researchers, regulators,  technology  developers,  community leaders,  and  utility/ISO  experts on  the newest  of technologies  and  applications  of energy  storage.  The  conference  included invited  and  contributed presentations…
$10 Sensor Reduces Brewers’ Natural Gas Use
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu)— In today’s episode of “Who knew?” we have two surprising revelations: 1. Not all natural gas is created equal, and 2. There’s no cheap way to measure the quality of natural gas, to help it burn more efficiently. Until now. UCR Research Engineer Chan Seung Park has developed an inexpensive sensor (…
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…
UC Riverside Conference to Focus on Solar Energy
Print and Broadcast media are invited to attend. RSVP to sarah.nightingale@ucr.edu RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — California leads the nation in solar energy, with more than 580,000 projects and 4,500 megawatts installed statewide. To achieve even higher penetration, researchers, the solar industry, and government leaders are…
New Technology Will Cut Plug-in Hybrid Fuel Consumption by One Third
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — 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. Titled “Development and Evaluation of an…
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 to receive the 2017 AIME Honorary Membership Award. The recognition is the highest honor the Institute can bestow upon…
UC Riverside Awarded $3.2 Million to Develop Innovative Smart Buses
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — 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-…
Next Generation Anode to Improve Lithium-ion Batteries
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — 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. The longer-lasting batteries could be used in everything…
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. The…
UCR Researchers Awarded $1.3 million from USDA for Green Energy Research
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — 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…
UCR Engineering Professors Awarded Funding from NSF CAREER Program
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — 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. Phillip Christopher, David…
Sustainable Integrated Grid Initiative to be Launched at Event May 21
An opening celebration for UCR’s Sustainable Integrated Grid Initiative at the College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology will be held Wednesday, May 21, from 10 a.m. until noon at the center’s facilities at 1084 Columbia Ave., in Riverside. Persons interested in attending the event should RSVP online…
Fellow of the College Winston Chung Visits Campus for Research Update
Inventor, energy innovator, business leader and Fellow of the Bourns College of Engineering Winston Chung visited campus Sunday, March 9, for a tour of the facilities of the Winston Chung Global Energy Center and an update on research funded through his generous support. Chung’s $10 million gift in 2011 established the energy…
Pressure Cooking to Improve Electric Car Batteries
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — Batteries that power electric cars have problems. They take a long time to charge. The charge doesn’t hold long enough to drive long distances. They don’t allow drivers to quickly accelerate. They are big and bulky. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of…
BCOE Students Design and Build Mobile Power System
Students from the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have designed and built a mobile solar power system aimed to provide clean energy everywhere from on-campus concerts to national parks or forests where scientists are conducting fieldwork. The mobile solar power system, a sustainable alternative…

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Winston Chung Global Energy Center Holds Inaugural Energy Storage Technologies Conference
The Winston Chung Global Energy Center at UC Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering hosted its first annual “Energy Storage Technologies and Applications Conference” on Friday, April 13, 2018. The theme of the conference focused on two pillars of energy storage technologies as well as system integration, operation, and business models for energy storage across a variety of applications.
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Engineering college interim dean to become dean at Drexel University College of Engineering
Sharon Walker, a two-time Fulbright Fellowship recipient and interim dean of the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, has been named dean of the College of Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
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$10 Sensor Reduces Brewers’ Natural Gas Use
An inexpensive sensor measures the content of gas coming into water heaters and other gas-powered devices and adjusts the air flow to optimize energy production by combustion.
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