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CE-CERT Hosts 10th Annual International PEMS Virtual Conference

On March 11th & 12th, CE-CERT hosted the Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS) 10th Annual International Conference virtually, where we welcomed speakers and attendees from all corners of the world. This year’s conference gathered leaders and top researchers from industry, government, and academia to discuss the application and significance of PEMS in emissions and fuels...

CE-CERT's Great Presence at this Year's CRC Real World Emissions Conference

The CRC (Coordinating Research Council), serves as a focal point for research between the mobility industry, energy industry, and government scientists. At its annual Real World Emission conference held on March 8-11th, the CRC celebrated 30 years of research contributions to improving emissions and air quality. CE-CERT has been an important and longstanding partner in...

Congratulations to CE-CERT's 2021-22 Scholarship Recipients

CE-CERT is proud to announce the recipients of the 2021-2022 Scholarship Awards. This year, thirteen students were awarded a total of $44,500. We would like to congratulate them on their hard work and thank our generous donors who made these awards possible. Graduate Recipients Chas Frederickson, Mechanical Engineering Miller Durbin Research Award Chas’ current research...

Poorest Inland Empire communities have highest fine particulate matter exposure

Residents of lower-income parts of Inland Southern California experience higher exposure to lung-damaging particulate matter inside their own homes than do people who live in wealthier areas, concludes a pilot study by environmental engineers at UC Riverside.The research, led by Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, CE-CERT assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering...

Volvo LIGHTS Project Team Awarded the 2020 Innovation Award from Nonprofit BREATHE California

CE-CERT is one of 15 major partners involved in The Volvo Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) project that was awarded the Breath of Life Award on September 24th, 2020. BREATHE Southern California is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes clean air and healthy lungs through education, research, technology and advocacy. Each year, they...

Brake and tire wear particles emerging source of air pollution

Professor Heejung Jung and his team have recently conducted a field test in Anaheim and Long Beach, CA near Interstates 5 and 710 respectively to study brake and tire wear particulate matter (PM) in a project funded by California Air Resources Board (CARB). Brake and tire wear PM presents a large fraction among non-exhaust particle...

CE-CERT Receives Prestigious IEEE ITS Society Institutional Lead Award

The IEEE Intelligent Transportation System Society Institutional Lead Award is given annually for ITS researchers, practitioners, and research and development teams who have made significant contributions to research in ITS related fields, developed and deploy successful ITS system implementations, or demonstrated leadership in promoting ITS technologies. These awards are established to recognize, promote, and publicize...

CE-CERT Faculty Dr. Cesunica Ivey Featured as part of Community Panel on Unhealthy Air

Although tremendous progress has been made to reduce air pollution since the 1970 Clean Air Act was established, Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air demonstrates that there is still much to be done to better this country’s air quality. During the showing of the film, which was sponsored by the American Lung Association and UCR...

UC Riverside research team fuels the hemp revolution

For many years, a federal ban on growing hemp, a nonpsychoactive type of cannabis, dimmed the promise it holds for sustainable construction materials, textiles, and many other products. While the 2018 Agricultural Act legalized industrial hemp, methods for processing hemp stalks are stuck in the past. Pulping, the process of extracting valuable cellulose fibers from...

U.S. EPA Awards over $780,000 to CE-CERT to Advance Research Related to Air Quality

News Release from Region 9 “LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grant of $784,743 to the University of California Riverside to advance research in understanding sources of air pollution from less studied sources such as wildland fires. “California’s universities have well-earned reputations as leaders in...

UC Riverside partners with City of Riverside on Eastside revitalization project

AUTHOR:HOLLY OBER July 15, 2020 The UC Riverside Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology, or CE-CERT, has received $1.1 million to help revitalize the Eastside neighborhood, one of Riverside’s oldest and largest residential neighborhoods. The funding is part of a $31.2 million Transformative Climate Communities and Affordable Housing...

CE-CERT awarded funding to conduct an “Immediate-Need Data Collection Project” related to COVID-19 and transportation

Southern California region has among the worst congestion and air quality problems in the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant reduction in economic and social activities locally and consequent changes in roadway traffic. These changes are impacting mobility, air pollution levels, and the environment in a variety of ways. To date, preliminary...

CE-CERT begins collaborative air quality research project in response to recent stay-at-home-order

A number of recent popular media and peer-reviewed journal articles have reported a decrease in pollutant concentrations, particularly nitrogen dioxide (NO2) as observed by satellites, due to shelter-in-place orders in countries such as China, Italy, and the UK. The current expectation is that similar trends will be observed in the US, as a decrease in...

2020-2021 National Center for Sustainable Transportation Awardees

CE-CERT is honored to announce the 2020-2021 awardees of National Center for Sustainable Transportation Fellowship and Dissertation awards. Four graduate students were awarded $20,000 each, to support their research in sustainable transportation. The National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) provides national leadership in advancing environmentally sustainable transportation through cutting-edge research, direct policy engagement, and education...

Congratulation to CE-CERT's 2020 Graduates

We would like to congratulate the Center for Environmental Research and Technology's 2020 undergraduate and graduate students on this major milestone. We especially celebrate these students for their resilience and dedication during a uniquely challenging time in history. Remember, this is not the end but only the beginning. Best of luck to our CE-CERT 2020...

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...

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Supercomputing improves biomass fuel conversion
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Supercomputing improves biomass fuel conversion
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