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GrillCatching Grease to Cut Grill Pollution

Students design tray that when placed under grill grates cuts harmful emissions from one pollutant by 70 percent

titlesUC RIVERSIDE: Researchers study smog-eating roof tiles

The UC Riverside student researchers found a titanium dioxide compound removes up to 97 percent of smog-causing nitrogen oxides

ObamaPresident Obama Learns about UC Riverside Transportation Research

President views video focused on eco-friendly intelligent transportation system technologies research

WymanImproving Commercial Viability of Biofuels

UC Riverside professor co-authors paper in Science that outlines new method to profit from biofuel waste product

scholarships2014-2015 CE-CERT Scholarship Winners

CE-CERT Director Matthew Barth announced the winners of the six top fellowship/scholarship awards for 2014-2015 school year.

LawnmowersDevice Eliminates 93 Percent of Lawnmower Pollutant

Students create device that cuts harmful emissions from lawnmowers, which emit 11 times the air pollution of a new car for each hour of operation

MenkeCE-CERT's Joseph Menke Student Speaker at '14 Commencement

The student speaker for the ceremony was Joseph Menke (photo, left) , who earned his B.S. in electrical engineering, summa cum laude.

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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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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