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Brake and tire wear particles emerging source of air pollution
Professor Heejung Jung and his team have recently conducted a field test in Anaheim and Long Beach, CA near Interstates 5 and 710 respectively to study brake and tire wear particulate matter (PM) in a project funded by California Air Resources Board (CARB). Brake and tire wear PM presents a large fraction among non-exhaust particle emissions from vehicles. CARB’s legislative effort has resulted in much lower tailpipe (or exhaust) PM emissions over the years but has not affected non-exhaust PM emissions. Thus, non-exhaust sources, including brake and tire wear PM, have become larger
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UC Riverside receives $7.5 million to improve large-scale networked systems
New Department of Defense Center of Excellence will help develop secure, fully networked command, control, and communications infrastructures
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Biotechnology startup gifts $7,500 to support biomedical microdevice research at UCR
Basilard BioTech has provided an initial $7,500 gift to support the research of Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Masa Rao at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering at University of California, Riverside. Basilard is actively commercializing a disruptive nanomechanical gene delivery technology platform (which the company has branded as SoloPore) originally pioneered in Rao’s lab with funding from the National Institutes of Health and UC Riverside. “Our success to date in commercializing technology originally developed at UC Riverside is a testament to the tremendous
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New DOE EFRC Award: Ultra Materials for a Resilient, Smart Electricity Grid
Assistant professor Richard Wilson is part of a new U.S. Department of Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) that aims to create a more resilient and sustainable electricity grid by using next-generation materials. The center will be led by Arizona State University, and includes research teams at UC Riverside, Cornell University, Michigan State University, Sandia National Laboratories, Stanford University, and University of Bristol. The center’s research focus is the electrical and thermal performance of wide band gap semiconductors such as aluminum nitride, boron nitride and diamond. These
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A stream of mezcal making bubbles in a bowl
Making mezcal is an art; science shows us why
Experiments show how bubbles indicate alcohol value
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Mark Hatch joins UC Riverside professor’s energy startup as CEO
An energy startup co-founded by Lorenzo Mangolini, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at UC Riverside, has brought on maker movement leader Mark Hatch as CEO. An advanced manufacturing entrepreneur, Hatch is the author of “The Maker Movement Manifesto” and “The Maker Revolution.” Mangolini and project scientist Giorgio Nava founded the startup, SiLi-Ion, in 2018 to commercialize a new energy storage material they developed through National Science Foundation supported research. The new material can be easily integrated with existing materials to boost both storage capacity and
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plastic bottle waste
Upcycling plastic waste toward sustainable energy storage
Simple process transforms PET plastic into a nanomaterial for energy storage
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zebrafish embryo
UC Riverside joins new NSF center for the preservation of biological systems
The grant is the campus’ first successful bid for an NSF Engineering Research Center
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