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UCR EcoCAR Team Competes in Year 2 of EcoCAR EV Challenge
From May 13 to May 22, 2024, the UCR EcoCAR team competed against twelve other top universities in the Year 2 Competition for the EcoCAR EV Challenge held in Yuma and Phoenix, AZ.
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UCR Continues Advancements in Intersection Safety: From Stage 1A Triumph to Stage 1B Workshop
UCR CE-CERT reaffirmed its commitment to pioneering research and innovation in transportation safety at the Stage 1B Kickoff Workshop.
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CE-CERT Students Earn Honorable Mention at ITE Bob Crommelin Student Presentation Award Meeting
UC Riverside’s ECE senior students, Hung Nguyen and Harvey Wang, earned the Honorable Mention Award at the 2024 RSBITE Bob Crommelin Student Presentation Award Meeting for their project on C-V2X Communication Technologies. Their research, part of the EcoCAR EV Challenge, showcased innovations in vehicle communication aimed at enhancing transportation efficiency and safety.
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UC Riverside Joins Forces with UC Davis in New USDOT Climate and Transportation Research Center
UC Riverside has partnered with UC Davis to address climate-related challenges in the transportation sector through a new research initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT).
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A glass award displayed in front of the University of California, Riverside's CE-CERT building, reflecting the text "University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research & Technology." The award is from the South Coast Air Quality Management District, recognizing the center for "Leadership in Air Quality." The background text highlights CE-CERT's mission to address air quality, climate change, energy, and transportation challenges
CE-CERT Receives Leadership in Air Quality Award at the 34th Annual Clean Air Awards
CE-CERT was honored with the Leadership in Air Quality Award at the 34th Annual Clean Air Awards by the South Coast AQMD, recognizing over 30 years of impactful contributions to reducing pollution and improving air quality. Dr. Don Collins, CE-CERT Director, attributed this achievement to the collective expertise and dedication of the center's team and collaborative partnerships.
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biomass to sportswear
From polluting waste to sportswear
A UCR professor receives $1.45 million federal grant to further develop a chemical process that takes plant waste from wood processing and farming to make fibers for clothing fabrics and other products.
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The 13th Annual International OSAR Conference
The 13th Annual International OSAR Conference, held at the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on March 14th and 15th, 2024, convened experts from 10 countries and 47 organizations. With a focus on "Driving Change for Cleaner Air," discussions centered on the role of onboard sensing technology in mitigating emissions and addressing environmental disparities.
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Haishan Liu at 2024 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, in Washington DC.
Empowering Women in Transportation: Haishan Liu Awarded the 2023 WTS-IE Scholarship
In honor of International Women's Day, Haishan Liu, a graduate student researcher at CE-CERT, shares her journey and celebrates receiving the WTS-IE Scholarship. Through her passion for addressing transportation challenges, Haishan exemplifies the transformative impact of scholarships like WTS-IE in promoting gender equality and excellence in transportation.
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5 panelists on stage for the sustainable freight panel at FISTS 2024
IEEE-FISTS 2024 Conference: The 4th IEEE Forum for Innovative Sustainable Transportation Systems Promotes Green Mobility
IEEE-FISTS 2024 took place in Riverside, CA from February 26 to 28, 2024, attracting approximately 120 attendees from around the globe. The conference provided a platform for discussions on eco-friendly intelligent transportation systems (ITS), electric vehicles (EVs), shared mobility, and sustainable freight.
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Enduring gut-churning flights in quest for Arctic climate data
UCR Professor Markus Petters and two grad students are spending more than a month with an international research team that’s making bumpy flights from northern Sweden to the Arctic Ocean to collect data needed to better understand climate change.
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Daniel Gonzalez: A First-Generation Scholar Paving the Way in Environmental Leadership
Graduate student Daniel Gonzalez has earned the Switzer Fellowship, a year-long program for environmentally dedicated students. He's leveraging this opportunity to build a network, develop equity-centered leadership skills, and further his mission of making a positive impact on the environment and disadvantaged communities.
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CE-CERT Attends 2024 TRB Meeting, Secures Win in U.S. DOT Intersection Safety Challenge
CE-CERT has kickstarted 2024 on a high note! 12 of our brilliant faculty and students took the spotlight at the 2024 TRB Annual Meeting in D.C., with 13 presentations AND victory in the U.S. DOT Intersection Safety Challenge!
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A Field Campaign on Marine Emissions
Sailing Towards Sustainability: A Field Campaign on Marine Emissions
In October 2023, CE-CERT researchers conducted a field campaign on a container ship from Long Beach to Honolulu to study marine emissions and evaluate emerging engine technology.
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Scientists characterize nanometer-thin coatings of salt on aerosolized nanoplastics
Even as microplastics gain attention as a pollutant widely found in all environments, methods to detect airborne nanoplastics and the implications for public health and policy are not well known.
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APL group at AAAR Conference
CE-CERT attends 41st AAAR Annual Conference: Dr. Sarah Petters Wins Prize
CE-CERT faculty and students attended the 41st AAAR Annual Conference in Portland, where Dr. Sarah Petters received the Juan de la Mora Prize for her work on sub-10-nm particles.
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Celebrating Excellence: Three CE-CERT Affiliated Faculty Members Named in the World’s Top 2% Scientists List for 2023
CE-CERT proudly acknowledges the remarkable achievements of Dr. Matthew Barth, Dr. William (Bill) Carter, and Dr. Georgios Karavalakis, whose pioneering research continues to shape environmental science and engineering.
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UCR Graduate Student Ryan Drover Selected as Science Policy Scholar-in-Residence with the National Science Policy Network
UC Riverside's CE-CERT proudly announces Ryan Drover, a graduate student, as a National Science Policy Network (NSPN) Science Policy Scholar-in-Residence. Ryan joins the NSPN's SciPol Scholars program, focusing on health policy, vital science policy, and communication skills.
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Dr. Tom Durbin named Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Dr. Tom Durbin receives the recognition of SAE Fellow for his outstanding contributions to automotive engineering, marking a remarkable 30-year journey of dedication, innovation, and impactful research.
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students at ecocars booth for stepcon 2023
Inspiring the Future: CE-CERT Hosts STEPCon 2023
On October 5th, CE-CERT organized STEPCon 2023, the premier student STEM conference in the Inland Empire. The event engaged 4th to 12th graders with hands-on experiences, exhibits, and presentations, bringing STEM fields to life.
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CE-CERT Welcomes New Faculty Member: Dr. Sarah Petters
Dr. Sarah Petters has joined CE-CERT, focusing on aerosol composition and condensed-phase reactions. Petters emphasizes perseverance in research, viewing setbacks as integral to progress. Her plans include establishing her lab, building collaborations, and advancing analytical techniques.
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Markus Petters
CE-CERT Welcomes New Faculty Member: Dr. Markus Petters
Dr. Markus Petters, a prominent environmental researcher at CE-CERT, delves into atmospheric particulate matter's complexities. His work spans health, climate, and air quality, emphasizing mentorship to bridge the skills gap in graduate students.
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Dr Hang Qui
CE-CERT Welcomes New Faculty Member: Dr. Hang Qiu
Dr. Hang Qiu, CE-CERT's new full-time professor, brings expertise in collaborative intelligence within cyber-physical systems. His research aims to merge robot, edge/cloud, and human intelligence to enable cooperation among autonomous entities.
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UCR environmental engineers to referee California’s big rig truck emission regulation
They won’t be wearing vivid black and white striped shirts, but they could. University of California, Riverside, environmental engineers will soon serve as referees in California’s drive for big rig trucks to meet the state’s tailpipe emission standards.
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NSF-funded project aims to enhance STEM graduate training in sustainable transportation
New UC Riverside program will train doctoral students on translating science into public policy
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UC Riverside receives $2 million to monitor air quality impacts of goods movement in Inland Southern California
The grant comes from the California Attorney General’s Office Automobile Emissions Research and Technology Fund
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Sun shining over UC Riverside campus in April, 2021
UC Riverside wins grant from Southern California Energy Innovation Network
A $450,000 grant lets UCR continue helping clean energy entrepreneurs advance their ideas
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UC Riverside research team fuels the hemp revolution
A new hemp pulping method that converts 100% of the plant to useful components moves toward commercialization
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Supercomputing improves biomass fuel conversion
Researchers combine supercomputing with nano-imaging to reveal how to efficiently break down plant biomass and transform it into transportation fuels
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A pile of woodchips, or biomass
Supercomputing improves biomass fuel conversion
Researchers combine supercomputing with nano-imaging to reveal how to efficiently break down plant biomass and transform it into transportation fuels
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A pile of woodchips, or biomass
Supercomputing improves biomass fuel conversion
Researchers combine supercomputing with nano-imaging to reveal how to efficiently break down plant biomass and transform it into transportation fuels
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Steering into the future of connected and automated vehicles
More than 1 billion motor vehicles travel roadways worldwide and that number is expected to double within one or two decades.  The rise in automobiles and trucks have led to increased social, economic, and safety issues, such as the more than 30,000 deaths from car related accidents on US highways every year, according to a US Department of Transportation (DOT)
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Steering into the future of connected and automated vehicles
More than 1 billion motor vehicles travel roadways worldwide and that number is expected to double within one or two decades.  The rise in automobiles and trucks have led to increased social, economic, and safety issues, such as the more than 30,000 deaths from car related accidents on US highways every year, according to a US Department of Transportation (DOT)
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Steering into the future of connected and automated vehicles
More than 1 billion motor vehicles travel roadways worldwide and that number is expected to double within one or two decades.  The rise in automobiles and trucks have led to increased social, economic, and safety issues, such as the more than 30,000 deaths from car related accidents on US highways every year, according to a US Department of Transportation (DOT)
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UC Riverside reaffirms MOU with EPA
A number of environmentally focused activities with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be continuing, thanks to the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between EPA’s Region 9 and the University of California, Riverside.
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UC Riverside reaffirms MOU with EPA
A number of environmentally focused activities with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be continuing, thanks to the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between EPA’s Region 9 and the University of California, Riverside.
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UC Riverside reaffirms MOU with EPA
A number of environmentally focused activities with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be continuing, thanks to the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between EPA’s Region 9 and the University of California, Riverside.
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Renewable natural gas can help California meet climate goals
UC Riverside study finds California can replace up to 5 percent of its natural gas supply using existing raw materials and infrastructure, recommends new state standard
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Renewable natural gas can help California meet climate goals
UC Riverside study finds California can replace up to 5 percent of its natural gas supply using existing raw materials and infrastructure, recommends new state standard
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gasifier
Renewable natural gas can help California meet climate goals
UC Riverside study finds California can replace up to 5 percent of its natural gas supply using existing raw materials and infrastructure, recommends new state standard
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Natural gas engine can reduce smog from heavy-duty trucks
Simulated on-road testing shows the engine maintains near-zero emissions during all duty cycles
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Natural gas engine can reduce smog from heavy-duty trucks
Simulated on-road testing shows the engine maintains near-zero emissions during all duty cycles
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Natural gas engine can reduce smog from heavy-duty trucks
Simulated on-road testing shows the engine maintains near-zero emissions during all duty cycles
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Donation brings zero-emissions vehicles one step closer to reality
New light-duty emissions testing facility gives UC Riverside the inside track toward the goal of zero-emission vehicles
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Donation brings zero-emissions vehicles one step closer to reality
New light-duty emissions testing facility gives UC Riverside the inside track toward the goal of zero-emission vehicles
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Donation brings zero-emissions vehicles one step closer to reality
New light-duty emissions testing facility gives UC Riverside the inside track toward the goal of zero-emission vehicles
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Award-winning inventions improve electronics and renewable natural gas
Graphene thermal interface and steam hydrogasification receive TechConnect National Innovation Awards
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Award-winning inventions improve electronics and renewable natural gas
Graphene thermal interface and steam hydrogasification receive TechConnect National Innovation Awards
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Award-winning inventions improve electronics and renewable natural gas
Graphene thermal interface and steam hydrogasification receive TechConnect National Innovation Awards
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Symposium celebrates 50 Years of clean air leadership
CARB’s 50th Anniversary Technology Symposium and Showcase highlighted CARB’s history driving innovative technologies that have made monumental improvements to California’s air quality
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Symposium celebrates 50 Years of clean air leadership
CARB’s 50th Anniversary Technology Symposium and Showcase highlighted CARB’s history driving innovative technologies that have made monumental improvements to California’s air quality
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