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CE-CERT Welcomes Dr. Luat Vuong as New Affiliate Research Faculty

CE-CERT is excited to announce Dr. Luat Thanh Vuong as the newest affiliate member to join our center! With a primary position in Engineering, her research focuses on understanding data and developing spectral methods and physics-informed approaches to find patterns in data with reduced memory and computational costs. Dr. Vuong is currently a tenure-track assistant...
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Award-Winning Volvo LIGHTS Project Wraps in Southern California

Featured Article Volvo Trucks North America announced the culmination of the Volvo LIGHTS project – an innovative three-year project that brought together 14 public and private partners to design and implement a blueprint for the robust support ecosystem necessary to deploy battery-electric trucks and equipment at scale. During the project, which ran from 2019 to...

CE-CERT Collaborates with AVL: Dynamic Ground Truth System™

We are proud to announce a collaboration with AVL on a connected and automated vehicle research project. The team will use the AVL Dynamic Ground Truth System™ to collect data on test drives through the City of Riverside Innovation Corridor. The vehicle data will be fused with infrastructure to optimize the dataset from V2X communication...

STEM Summer Learning Labs: Riverside’s K-12 Youth Tours CE-CERT

CE-CERT Hosts Laboratory Tours for Students from Various Riverside County High Schools The Science and Technology Education Partnership (STEP) recent held their first in-person STEM Summer Learning Labs since 2020, marking the program’s 6th consecutive year. For each of the 3 week-long programs, 50 high school and recommended 8th grade students will work in teams...

CE-CERT Graduate Spotlight: Dr. Jubair Yusuf

CE-CERT is thrilled to announce that Jubair Yusuf has recently successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on plug-in electric vehicles grid integration! Yusuf’s research at CE-CERT focuses on the challenges associated with plug-in electric vehicles grid integration as well as projects on EV smart charging and discharging (funded by SCAQMD), vehicle-to-grid while islanding, EV charger and...

Congratulations to CE-CERT’s NCST Dissertation Award Winners of 2022-2023!

CE-CERT is proud to announce the 5 recipients of the 2022-2023 National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) Dissertation Award! Funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Secretary for Research and Technology under the University Transportation Center (UTC) program, each doctoral candidate will receive $20,000 toward their research expenses. NCST’s research themes are...

CE-CERT Welcomes Dr. Don Collins as New Director

Effective July 1st, 2022, CE-CERT Director Matt Barth will be joining BCOE as the new Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education. As such, we welcome Dr. Don Collins as CE-CERT’s new Director starting from the 2022-2023 academic year! Prof. Barth earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from the University of Colorado, and his...

Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis Visits CE-CERT

CE-CERT is honored to have Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis tour our facilities last Friday, June 17th. Our researchers took her through CE-CERT’s iconic Atmospheric Processes Lab (APL) Chamber, the Heavy-Duty Chassis Dynamometer (HCDL) Lab, Transportation Systems Research (TSR) Lab, and the Sustainable Integrated Grid Initiative (SIGI) battery trailer. Lt. Governor Kounalakis was able to chat...

CE-CERT Alumni Featured in UCR’s 40 under 40

CE-CERT is proud to have 3 of our past researchers featured under UC Riverside’s 40 under 40 list: Charles Cai ’15, Harshit Agrawal ’09, and Joseph Silva ’11.

CE-CERT Exhibit at California Air Resources Board Open House

CE-CERT Invited to Exhibit at California Air Resources Board (CARB) Public Open House

CE-CERT’s partner, California Air Resources Board (CARB) will be hosting their Haagen-Smit Clean Air Leadership Talks on Friday, May 20, 2022 from 2-5PM

CE-CERT’s partner, California Air Resources Board (CARB) will be hosting their Haagen-Smit Clean Air Leadership Talks on Friday, May 20, 2022, from 2-4 PM, at the New CARB Campus in Riverside

The U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors and MathWorks Announce University of California, Riverside Selected to Participate in the EcoCAR EV Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors and MathWorks announced the 15 North American universities and the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ as the vehicle selected for the EcoCAR EV Challenge, the next DOE-sponsored Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) set to begin in Fall 2022. University of California, Riverside, Bourns College of Engineering Center for Environmental...

CE-CERT’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

On Friday, April 15th, the Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) celebrated its 30th year anniversary of research and achievements at the University of California, Riverside. Since 1992, CE-CERT has proudly worked towards their goals of being a leader in environmental education and partner with various industries and governments to innovate technologies for the...

Congratulations to CE-CERT's 2022-23 Scholarship Recipients

CE-CERT is proud to announce the recipients of the 2022-2023 Scholarship Awards totaling $33,500. We would like to congratulate them on their hard work and thank our generous donors who made these awards possible.

CE-CERT Ford Motor Company Chair in Environmental Engineering, Charles E. Wyman elected as member of the National Academy of Engineering

CE-CERT’s Ford Motor Company Chair in Environmental Engineering, Charles E. Wyman was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering on February 9th, 2022, for his distinguished advances in transforming lignocellulosic feedstocks to low-carbon-footprint fuels and chemicals.
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CE-CERT Researchers Receive SAE International Arch T. Colwell Merit Award

CE-CERT Researcher Dr. Guoyuan Wu and his colleagues have been awarded the SAE International Arch T. Colwell Merit Award on January 4th, 2022, for their outstanding contributions to existing knowledge of mobility engineering.

STEPCon 21 - October 7th, 2021

On October 7th, 2021 CE-CERT partnered with Bourns Inc. and the Science and Technology Engineering Partnership to host the 22nd annual STEPCon event – marking the 11th year of CE-CERT’s partnership. This year was held as a hybrid event including 315 in-person participants and 10,969 virtual participants, totaling 11,284 students, teachers, exhibitors, and volunteers. Compared...
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Announcing CE-CERT’s New Administrative Structure

Starting this fall quarter, CE-CERT has developed a new leadership model by getting several of our research faculty more involved in CE-CERT’s administrative activities. We will welcome a team of new Associate Directors that will handle a number of administrative duties, in addition to continuing with their research. We gladly welcome the two newest members...

CE-CERT to lead new $2 million initiative to monitor air quality impacts of goods movement in Inland Southern California

UC Riverside project to study the air quality impacts of goods movement in Inland Southern California communities most affected by air pollution has received $2 million from the California Attorney General’s Office. The money comes from the Attorney General’s Automobile Emissions Research and Technology Fund, established in 2016 through a consent decree in People of...

UC Riverside receives NSF grant to improve equity and inclusion in engineering

UC Riverside’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering has received $800,000 from the National Science Foundation to build awareness and understanding of exclusionary behaviors in STEM, and enable effective intervention through bystander training. The work will create a network of engineering leaders across the UC system who are committed to achieving equity and inclusion...

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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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Trucks parked in front of a warehouse
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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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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