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TruckA New Report Finds That Today's Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Engines Perform with Lower NOx Emissions than EPA Certification Standard Providing Much Needed Emissions Reductions for California

A report released by the University of California Riverside's College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), found that new ultra-low emission natural gas heavy-duty vehicles met and exceeded their certification standards during a full range of duty cycles.

WIT FlyerCE-CERT Graduate Students Danyang Tian and Fei Ye Awarded Women in Transportation (WTS) Scholarships

CE-CERT Ph.D. students Danyang Tian and Fei Ye were both honored with the WTS Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship at the 12th Annual Scholarship & Awards WTS Benefit Dinner held on January 19th, 2017.

Forbes LogoResearcher Charles Cai Featured in Forbes 30 under 30

CE-CERT Assistant Research Faculty Charles Cai was recently named as one of Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 for his research accomplishments in sustainable energy.

TRB LogoCE-CERT Kicks off 2017 with an Impressive Showing at the Transportation Research Board (TRB)

Researchers and students from the Center for Environmental Research and Technology made their presence known at the 96th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting through participation in workshops, panels, talks, and presentations.

CE-CERTHappy Holidays From Your Friends at CE-CERT

2016 was a great year for CE-CERT! We want to say thank you to our staff, students and researchers! Here are a few slides showcasing all the wonderful 2016 events, research, and accomplishments!

CARUniversity of California at Riverside Part of CAR-TEEH that Wins Competitive Tier 1 UTC Grant

CAR-TEEH's unique contribution is in advancing research that addresses emissions in the context of public health, by bringing together experts from two disciplines (transportation and public health) that have not traditionally worked together.

CSSTApplication Open For Science & Technology Fellows - Apply Now!

The CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship provides year of public service and government leadership training for scientists and engineers -- grow your career while making a difference in California's policy arena. Read more stories and profiles of past Fellows at the CCST Fellows blog, or follow updates from the Fellowship program on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

Engagement Opportunities

CE-CERT's mission is to educate future generations of engineers, scientist and policy makers, and to conduct research in the areas of air quality, energy and transportation. 

 

Community Engagement Opportunities 

CE-CERT's designed opportunities that will result in positive exposure for your group, excite young students to pursue careers in engineering and environmental sustainability, and improve the presentation skills, policy awareness and critical thinking of students 

For more details: http://www.cert.ucr.edu/engagement/outreach.html

Professional Engagement Opportunities 

UCR offers several learning opportunities for agencies, working professionals and continuing students. Depending on the type of class, UCR will work with our Department of Education, UCR Extension, or College to formulate a class that meets the needs of your group of 10 or more attendees. UCR can arrange to issue Continuing Education Credits, UCR Extension certificates, or college credits depending on the types and duration of the courses. 

For more details: http://www.cert.ucr.edu/engagement/professional.html

If you are interested in partnering with CE-CERT on your STEM or professional related opportunities please contact, Kathy Vang, kathyv@cert.ucr.edu, Marketing and Outreach Specialist. CE-CERT will be happy to assist in developing a program to fit your needs.

Living the Promise

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) is helping to create better world though important research and education in the fields of health, sustainability and technology through innovative thinking, breakthrough research and real-world solutions.

Find out more about Living the Promise at UCR.

Sustainability

Whether pioneering sustainable agriculture, mitigating air pollution, converting biowaste into energy or exploring environmental issues on a molecular level, UCR is discovering new answers to many of the 21st century’s greatest questions.

We develop flood-and-drought-resistant crops. We engineer solar cars and eco-friendly buildings. We partner with industry to tap the potential of biofuels, renewable energy and alternative transportation systems. We educate next-generation environmental scientists, conservationists, agricultural specialists and urban planners.

Because climate change isn’t just something we research, it is something we empower everyone to achieve.

Sustainability @ UCR

Video: Sustainability at the University of California Riverside

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Featuring UCR faculty Mikeal Roose, Chair and Professor of Genetics & Geneticist, Akua Asa-Awuku, Assistant Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, and Hideaki Tsutsui, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Akua Asa-Awuku: Improving Air Quality

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Working in the world's largest indoor air quality chamber, Akua Asa-Awuku looks at particle formation in the atmosphere and how it interacts with water, affecting cloud formation and global climate change.

Featured Faculty:

Matthew Barth

Director, College of Engineering – Center for Environmental Research & Technology (CE-CERT)

MATTHEW BARTH
Solar Energy:

UCR's Southern California Research Initiative for Solar Energy (SC-RISE) is a partnership of the Bourns College of Engineering, industry affiliates government agencies, public and private utilities, trade organizations and other academic institutions. The center is developing materials for solar energy, solar energy systems, new photovoltaic devices and solar-thermal technologies. Also, the center will serve as an "honest broker" to provide reliable and unbiased information and advice on getting energy from the sun.

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Akua Asa-Awuku

Assistant Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering

AKUA ASA-AWUKU
Improving Air Quality:

Working in the world’s largest indoor air quality chamber, Akua Asa-Awuku looks at particle formation in the atmosphere and how it interacts with water, affecting cloud formation and global climate change.

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Current Video Highlights

 Intelligent Vehicle Systems (2016)


 

Eco-Driving (2016)


 

Past Video Highlights

Center for Environmental Research and Technology (2014)


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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Center Information

Center for Environmental Research & Technology
1084 Columbia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507
Directions to CERT

Tel: (951) 781-5791
Fax: (951) 781-5790
E-mail: certinfo@cert.ucr.edu

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