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Tenure-Track Lecturer Position Opening

November 18, 2019

Applications are invited for a Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment or Lecturer with Security of Employment position in the department of Chemical Engineering at UC Davis. The successful candidates will be outstanding educators and should provide evidence of effective and innovative teaching in chemical and/or biochemical engineering. In addition to teaching courses, candidates are expected to lead the development and assessment of a new Master of Engineering(MEng) program in chemical engineering.

UC Davis joins new $274.5M bioindustrial manufacturing center

November 18, 2020

UC Davis will play an important role in a new $274.5 million multi-institution center to develop reliable, sustainable and large-scale bioindustrial manufacturing and technology. The Bioindustrial Manufacturing and Design Ecosystem (BioMADE) was awarded $87.5 million over 7 years by the Department of Defense (DoD), along with $187 million in additional funding from the 80+ companies, universities and organizations involved.

Sandia’s David Osborn joins CHE department as an adjunct professor

November 13, 2020

Sandia National Laboratories and UC Davis have solidified a new partnership as David Osborn, a distinguished member of technical at Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility, joins the Department of Chemical Engineering as an adjunct professor. In his role, Osborn will teach guest lectures each year—something he has already been doing—and serve as the liaison between Sandia and chemical engineering students and faculty in the department.

Alumni Profile: Michelle Bryden ‘92

November 12, 2020

Michelle Bryden ‘92 is always learning. From her days as a chemical engineering undergraduate at UC Davis, she has been eager to learn and try new things so she can easily move between different projects and fields in a quest to solve problems. As a research and development engineer at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL), she plays an important role in developing technology for the Navy to process signals more effectively and help them better find targets under the sea with sonar and radar.

Lab Safety Awards: Grand Prize Goes to Moulé Team

November 08, 2020
The data is in! The Moulé lab is the grand prize winner in Safety Services’ second annual Lab Safety Awards Program. The awards committee named six winners in all, one for each college and school with labs. The committee based its decisions on a combination of safety inspection information and questionnaires sent to safety professionals.

Assistant Project Scientist Opportunity in McDonald-Nandi Lab

October 27, 2020

An Assistant Project Scientist research position is immediately available at the McDonald-Nandi laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis to work on the projects that involve transgenically/transiently producing, quantifying, purifying, and characterizing pharmaceutical proteins in lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and tobacco (Nicotiana benthamiana

Temporary Instructor Opportunity in Chemical Engineering

October 26, 2020

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a temporary instructor to teach ECH 158C "Plant Design Project." This is a 4-unit course taught in Spring with an anticipated enrollment of 30 - 40 students. This course is taught in separate sections each with a distinct instructor and design project. Collaboration between instructors is an elemental part of the teaching effort.

Robert Powell Elected AIChE Fellow

October 14, 2020
Chemical engineering distinguished professor Robert L. Powell was elected Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Being elected an AIChE fellow—the organization’s highest grade of membership—recognizes significant professional accomplishments and contributions to chemical engineering.

Comparing Face Coverings in Controlling Expired Particles

September 24, 2020
Laboratory tests of surgical and N95 masks by researchers at the University of California, Davis, show that they do cut down the amount of aerosolized particles emitted during breathing, talking and coughing. Tests of homemade cloth face coverings, however, show that the fabric itself releases a large amount of fibers into the air, underscoring the importance of washing them. The work is published Sept. 24 in Scientific Reports.

UC Davis Establishes Research, Training in Cultivated Meat

September 23, 2020

Is cultivated meat — essentially, animal protein grown under lab conditions — a nourishing prospect to help feed the world, or is it more sizzle than steak? A consortium of researchers at the University of California, Davis, aims to explore the long-term sustainability of cultivated meat, supported by a new grant of up to $3.55 million from the National Science Foundation Growing Convergence program, in addition to previous support from the Good Food Institute and New Harvest.

Ambarish Kulkarni honored for graduate advising and mentoring

August 20, 2020

Chemical engineering assistant professor Ambarish Kulkarni is one of 34 faculty members across UC Davis to receive an inaugural Graduate Advising and Mentoring Award. He was nominated by the chemical engineering graduate program in recognition of service to the program, commitment to advising and mentorship the positive impact he has had on both graduate students and colleagues.

Airborne Viruses Can Spread on Dust, Nonrespiratory Particles

August 18, 2020
Influenza viruses can spread through the air on dust, fibers and other microscopic particles, according to new research from the University of California, Davis, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The findings, with obvious implications for coronavirus transmission as well as influenza, are published Aug. 18 in Nature Communications.