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Microbes found to destroy certain ‘forever chemicals’
A UC Riverside environmental engineering team has discovered that specific bacterial species can cleave the strong fluorine-to-carbon bond certain kinds of “forever chemical" water pollutants, offering promise for low-cost treatments of contaminated drinking water.
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Professor joins UN panel on environmental impacts of AI
UC Riverside professor Shaolei Ren remotely shared his research findings about the the environmental consequences of increasing AI processing demands to a United Nations committee meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.
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UCR professor to serve on United Nations climate panel
Representing the United States, UCR professor Mihri Ozkan I will provide recommendations to a United Nations panel for emerging research and strategies needed to shape the future of direct air carbon capture technology and "its role in our collective quest for a carbon-neutral society."
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Celebrating UCR’s Class of 2024
Rewind four years ago when most of this graduating class of collegians were seniors in high school and you’ll be reminded of bittersweet Zoom commencement ceremonies where graduates huddled around a screen to not get their diplomas or shake hands with their principals or hug their classmates.
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UCR joins federal transportation research effort
UCR partners with five universities in a new, federally funded research center based at UC Davis to advance technologies needed to reduce vehicle emissions and improve climate resiliency in transportation.
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‘Forever chemical’ discovery can aid drinking water cleanups
A UC Riverside team discovered a chemical process that allows high levels of salt normally found in wastewater from water treatment plants to act as a catalyst that facilitates the breakup of "forever chemical" pollutants. Normally, salt in wastewater impedes the cleanup of chemical pollutants.
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UCR’s CE-CERT honored for clean air leadership
UC Riverside’s Center for Environmental Research and Technology, known as CE-CERT, has been recognized by Southern California’s air quality agency for three decades of research that reduces air pollution and improves air quality.
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New ‘forever chemical’ cleanup strategy discovered
As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency cracks down on insidious “forever chemical” pollution in the environment, military and commercial aviation officials are seeking ways to clean up such pollution from decades of use of fire suppressant foams at military air bases and commercial airports.
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Doctoral student Brenda Lopez awarded UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship
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Federal grant to advance brain stroke research
Kaveh Laksari, a UC Riverside assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was awarded $3 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop predictive models for stroke treatment strategies using data from patient brain scans.
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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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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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Miller honor
Water treatment plant dedicated to influential UCR professor
A state-of-the-art water treatment plant in Orange County has been dedicated in the name of J. Wayne Miller, an influential researcher and professor at UCR’s College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology.
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UCR joins group of leaders in tech partnerships, innovation
In recognition of UC Riverside’s commitment to economic engagement, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, or APLU, has designated UCR as an Innovation & Economic Prosperity, or IEP, university. The national designation acknowledges public research universities that support economic development through innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development, and community development. UCR is now one of 80 IEP universities.
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Lab merger and expansion to spur innovation
A new UCR laboratory will be formed by merging the existing Nanofabrication Facility with the Central Facility for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis, or CFAMM, and bringing in about $3 million for new equipment.
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Lab merger and expansion to spur innovation
A new UCR laboratory will be formed by merging the existing Nanofabrication Facility with the Central Facility for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis, or CFAMM, and bringing in about $3 million for new equipment.
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UCR computer scientist honored by Ireland’s head of state
UCR distinguished professor of computer science Eamonn Keogh is awarded the prestigious Science Foundation Ireland St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal by Ireland’s head of state.
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Doctors can now watch spinal cord activity during surgery
With technology developed at UC Riverside, scientists can, for the first time, make high resolution images of the human spinal cord. The advancement could help bring real relief to millions suffering chronic back pain.
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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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Marine algae implants could boost crop yields
Scientists have discovered the gene that enables marine algae to make a unique type of chlorophyll. They successfully implanted this gene in a land plant, paving the way for better crop yields on less land.
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Strategy unveiled to achieve carbon-neutral air travel
UCR scientists unveil a path toward carbon-neutral air travel that lies in fostering development of e-kerosene, a type of sustainable aviation fuel made by combining captured carbon dioxide with hydrogen.
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Q&A: What can be done about the proliferation of deepfakes?
Q&A forum: UC Riverside computer science and public policy experts discuss the proliferation of malicious deepfake content in public discourse.
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Method identified to double computer processing speeds
UCR computer scientists identify method identified to double computer processing speed using existing hardware
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Inexpensive, carbon-neutral biofuels are finally possible
When it comes to making fuel from plants, the first step has always been the hardest — breaking down the plant matter. A new study finds that introducing a simple, renewable chemical to the pretreatment step can finally make next-generation biofuel production both cost-effective and carbon neutral.
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