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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...

Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Bhargav Rallabandi Awarded 2020-2021 Hellman Fellowship

Bhargav Rallabandi, mechanical engineering assistant professor at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE), was awarded the 2020-2021 Hellman Fellowship for his research “Multiscale modeling of sea-ice: linking ice floe dynamics to climate.” Rallabandi received the maximum fellowship support amount of $30,000. The fellowship will support research conducted at the FlowLab, where principal...

Distinguished Professor Reza Abbaschian Named IAAM Fellow

Reza Abbaschian has been named as Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials (FIAAM, Sweden) for his contributions to strengthening the “Advanced Materials.” IAAM is a non-profit international scientific organization to promote Advanced Materials Science, Engineering and Technology. The association has 6000+ scientists from 70+ countries. Reza is a Distinguished Professor and Winston Chung...

Society of Automotive Engineers Awards Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award to Professor Heejung Jung

Professor Jung received the Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award in April 2020 from Society of Automotive Engineers for his research on vehicle cabin air quality. He led a team or researchers that included four of his former students and three colleagues. Air pollutant concentrations including mobile source air toxics on-road is much higher compared to...

New $650k DoD grant explores new methods for controlling magnetic order

Magnetic materials are the workhorse medium for cloud data storage technologies. Magnetic data storage technologies write electronic information by mechanically moving an electromagnetic head to flip the orientation of a magnetic moment. While robust and cost-effective, this approach for writing information is slow. As a result, magnetic materials don’t contribute to non-cloud memory applications, such...

NSF - Partnerships for Innovation - Technology Translation (PFI-TT) Program awarded $250k to Professor Aguilar and his group

This project builds on prior NSF-funded research (I-Corps), to develop a portable perfusion monitoring (PPM) device to observe blood flow to and from a surgical site, both during and post-surgery. As conventional surgical blood flow monitoring systems are bulky and expensive, the approach taken in this project allows for a compact and affordable device with...

NSF - Partnerships for Innovation - Technology Translation (PFI-TT) Program awarded $250k to Professor Mangolini and his group

The project titled "Paving the way to the commercialization of additives that boost battery performance" will continue supporting ongoing efforts by the Mangolini group to develop new and improved battery technologies. This grant in particular will support the partnership between the Mangolini group at UC Riverside and Polaris Lab, a well-established testing-and-validation facility in Oregon...

Five students awarded NSF fellowships

Five UC Riverside students have been selected to receive a 2020 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation, or NSF. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. Fellows often...
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Ph.D. students Nami Davoodzadeh and David Halaney receive NSF Spirit of I-Corps Award

UC Riverside Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. students Nami Davoodzadeh and David Halaney, along with UCR Entrepreneur-in-Residence Steve Sharp, participated in the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program this Winter. This program simulates a business start-up environment, enabling teams to assess product-market fit through intensive customer discovery. During the 7 weeks, the Portable Perfusion Monitor (PPM) team assessed...

GAANN Fellowship for Domestic PhD Students

The Mechanical Engineering department at UC Riverside has been awarded $0.9 million by the U.S. Department of Education to provide needs-based fellowships to domestic and permanent resident graduate students. The award is from the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program and aligns with the university-wide goal of expanding diversity of the graduate...

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