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UC Riverside engineers receive award from Society of Automotive Engineers

AUTHOR:HOLLY OBER May 28, 2020 A group of UC Riverside faculty and student automobile engineers from UC Riverside won an Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers International. Established in 2000, this award showcases the work of individuals and teams who through their ingenuity and dedication have made significant innovations in...

How to create a paradigm shift in vehicle emission regulation

AUTHOR: HOLLY OBER May 21, 2020 UC Riverside’s Center for Environmental Research and Technology, or CE-CERT, has launched the Onboard Sensing, Analysis and Reporting, or OSAR, Consortium. Experts from academia, industry, and government agencies will come together under the OSAR Consortium’s banner to investigate the feasibility and efficacy of in-use emission regulations premised on reliable...

CE-CERT Launches Onboard Sensing, Analysis, and Reporting (OSAR) Consortia

UC Riverside, Marlan and Rosemary College of Engineering - Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) has launched the Onboard Sensing, Analysis and Reporting (OSAR) Consortium. In partnership with academia, industry and government agencies, the OSAR Consortium program of research will investigate the feasibility and efficacy of in-use emission regulations premised on reliable on-board continuous...

CE-CERT announces membership with CalTestBed

CE-CERT is a proud member of the CalTestBed Program, testing a variety of new energy technologies such as Electric, Connected and Automated Vehicle testing, Sustainable Grid Initiative, Vehicle to Grid testing, and more. This membership provides access to diverse California communities and partnerships within the California Energy Commission's Innovation Ecosystem. CalTestBed offers a wide collection...

SAE International has awarded CE-CERT researchers the Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronic Engineering Award.

SAE International has awarded CE-CERT researchers Dr. Ziran Wang, Dr. Kanok Boriboonsomsin, and Dr. Matthew Barth the Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronic Engineering Award. Established in 1976, this award annually recognizes the authors of the best paper relating to automotive electronics engineering. Wang, the lead author of the paper “Cooperative Ramp Merging System: Agent-Based Modeling and...

The shutdown brought bluer skies but more nighttime ozone to the Inland Empire

Since social distancing measures to prevent COVID-19 have emptied freeways, businesses and beaches, Southern Californians have been treated to dazzling blue skies and the fluffiest, whitest clouds imaginable. The reason? Staying at home reduces emissions of nitrogen oxides, or NOx, which reduces air pollution. One UC Riverside air quality researcher thinks that’s both good news...

CE-CERT 2020-2021 Scholarship Awardees

CE-CERT is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020-2021 Scholarship Awards. Nine students were awarded a total of $32,000 in recognition of their commitment to academic and research excellence. We would like to congratulate them on their hard work, and to thank our generous donors who made these awards possible. Graduate Awardees Khanh Do...

UCR CE-CERT Joins Volvo and other Partners for a Comprehensive Evaluation of its Class 8 Battery-Electric Trucks

The Volvo Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) project is a collaboration between 15 public and private partners, including CE-CERT, to demonstrate the viability of all-electric freight transportation in high-density traffic and urban areas. This project is comprehensive in the sense that it highlights innovative and takes a holistic approach to ensuring commercial reediness...

A lasting legacy: UCR’s Center for Environmental Research and Technology establishes new energy innovation scholarship

Life-long energy innovation leader Neal Richter’s legacy will live on through the G. Neal Richter Energy Innovation Scholarship. The scholarship established at the College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) at UC Riverside will provide financial assistance to undergraduate or graduate students studying alternative energies at CE-CERT. Dr. Richter spent his life...

Hot in 2020: Riverside’s startup scene

Author: Holly Ober January 28, 2020 With the recent naming of Riverside as a top 50 Surge City, evidence is building that the city fills an important niche in the region’s startup ecosystem — and that niche is sustainable technology. The Inc. magazine ranking is one of several accolades for entrepreneurship Riverside has received recently...

CE-CERT Takes Eco-Driving Simulator to CES

Author: Holly Ober January 22, 2020 Driver assistance technology developed at UC Riverside that saves gas and reduces vehicle emissions took a road trip to the world’s most influential technology trade show in Las Vegas this January. Attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, got to try out cooperative merging technology created at the...

CE-CERT Student Competition Team Create Sustainable Building Materials from Hemp

In early 2019, UCR’s Chemical Engineering undergraduate students, Albert Fernandez, Zachary Lyons, and Matthew Marquis and graduate student, Priyanka Singh were awarded a $5,000 grant from non-profit organization VentureWell to support newly formed InnovaCan, a for-profit technology spin-off from UCR. Leading this team was UCR Adjunct Professor and Assistant Research Engineer at CE-CERT, Dr. Charles...

CE-CERT to host GEMS day

CECERT hosted the GEMS (Girls in Engineering Math and Science) conference on October 3, 2019, for 35 9th and 10th grade girls from across the Inland Southern California region. Leading the conference was Professor Sunni Ivey and 3 female grad students, Sahar Ghadimi, Priya Sengupta, and Xinyue Kan from UCR CE-CERT. The day’s objectives were...

STEPCON 19 Oct 1-3, 2019

The Bourns College of Engineering, Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) partnered with Bourns, Inc. & the Science Technology Engineering Partnership (STEP) to host the 20th annual STEPCon event. 2019 marks the 9th year of CE-CERT’s involvement with STEPCON. This year we welcomed over 200 high school students from Riverside and San Bernardino County...

CARB, UC Riverside, CE-CERT signs MOU for future environmental leaders

CARB, Riverside educational institutions sign agreements to train future environmental leaders 10/16/2019 October 16, 2019 Release #19-45 CARB, Riverside educational institutions sign agreements to train future environmental leaders UC Riverside, Riverside Community College District and Riverside Unified School District sign MOUs to formalize agreements offering classes, facility tours and more RIVERSIDE – Against the backdrop...

StratosShare Launch Event

September 19th, 2019, CE-CERT proudly hosted one of two StratosShare Launch Events in the city of Riverside. StratosShare is an on-demand car rental company that rents hydrogen-electric vehicles by the hour or day through a smartphone app. The event hosted industry speakers from the State of California Energy Commission, Commissioner Patty Monahan, San Bernardino City...

Mini grant opportunity for UCR graduate students interested in community health

The Center for Healthy Communities has announced the launch of our “Community Medicine Mini Grant 2019!” Read More

New Interdisciplinary Health Disparities Center Announced

CE-CERT is participating as a collaborator in the newly announced Health Disparities Research Center under the leadership of the School of Medicine. Other partners include the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS), and the School of Public Policy (SPP), as well as collaborators in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS). The...

CE-CERT’s Eco-driving System Featured in TechXplore Magazine

Connected eco-driving can reduce the number of stops and idling time for individual vehicles, while also avoiding unnecessary acceleration or deceleration based on live traffic information. UCR and Volvo demonstrated this technology on a heavy duty truck in Los Angeles, CA. Their findings, presented in a paper pre-published on arXiv, are highly promising, with their...

What’s with the boxes and towers in the campus parking lots?

You’ve probably noticed the antenna-like towers and black tote cases that have appeared around the UC Riverside campus in recent weeks. Not surprisingly, they’ve prompted some questions. “Some people are curious,” said Ranga Rajan Thiruvenkatachari, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, who is part of the research team that set up the equipment. “Sometimes I...
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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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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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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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