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
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
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
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
Making mezcal is an art; science shows us why
Experiments show how bubbles indicate alcohol value
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
Upcycling plastic waste toward sustainable energy storage
Simple process transforms PET plastic into a nanomaterial for energy storage
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
Stephen Burke Cronin, Ph.D.
Title: Utilizing Transient Pulsed Plasma and Plasmon Resonance Phenomena for Pollution Remediation and Energy Conversion Applications Abstract: We review our recent results using high voltage nanosecond pulses to generate transient plasmas that drive a wide range of difficult chemical reactions...
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Xiaojia Wang, Ph.D.
Title: Study of Thermal and Magnetic Transport in Functional Materials Enabled by Ultrafast Optical Metrology Abstract: Transport phenomena play an important role in designing and engineering materials with tailored functionalities. This is especially true for materials with reduced dimensions. Thermal...
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Tirtha Banerjee, Ph.D.
Title: A micrometeorological perspective into wildland fire dynamics Abstract: Fire suppression activities in the past few decades in North America has led to higher fuel accumulations, which coupled with shifting hydroclimatic patterns has led to an increase in frequency and...
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Dr. Ellen Arruda (Distinguished Speaker)
Genomics Auditorium February 4, 2020 2pm The Anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, of the knee is a soft tissue structure comprised of two main bundles of hierarchical collagenous structures. As with all soft tissue, the ACL is extremely difficult to...
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