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ECE PhD student wins Materials Research Student Talk Award
Yitian Wang, a Ph.D. student from the Xi Chen group in Electrical and Computer Engineering, won the Recommended Oral Presentation prize at the 2023 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting Symposium CH03: Neutron Scattering-Enabled Energy Materials Design. The MRS meeting is the world’s foremost international scientific gathering for materials research. Wang's talk, "Intrinsically low thermal conductivity and lattice dynamics in single crystals of garnet-type solid electrolyte," showcased the use of neutron scattering to investigate thermal properties in next-gen battery materials. Wang
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Breaking the heat barrier of computer innovation
As our computers and other electronic devices become faster and more powerful, they are coming closer to an undeniable physical limitation: heat generated by the electrons that carry information as they move through semiconductors.
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AI programs consume large volumes of scarce water
UCR study the first time estimates the huge water footprint from running artificial intelligence queries that rely on the cloud computations done in racks of servers that must be kept cool in warehouse-sized data processing centers. 
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Engineering professors receive Amazon funding awards
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Upcoming Events

Colloquium by Ross Goroshin
June 01, 2023 @ 11:00 am
Title: "Google Project Sunroof: Estimating residential solar potential using aerial remote sensing data "
Colloquium by Yongjie Hu
May 22, 2023 @ 11:00 am
WCH 205/206
Title: "Extreme Thermal Materials for Electronics and Transport Physics"
Colloquium by Jeongwon Park
May 15, 2023 @ 11:00 am
Winston Chung Hall 205/206
 Title: "Energy-efficiency and Performance Innovation of Chips with 2-Dimensional Materials (EPIC 2-D Materials)"
Distinguished Colloquium by Xiuling Li
May 08, 2023 @ 11:00 am
Winston Chung Hall 205/206
Title: "Quantum Materials at The Nexus Of Exascale Simulation, Artificial Intelligence, and Quantum Computing"

Final Defenses

Final Defense of Dissertation: Jianyi Yang

Final Defense of Dissertation: Zhichao Liu

Final Defense of Dissertation: Sriharsha Sudhindra

Final Defense of MS Thesis: Sourabh Ramakrishna

Final Defense of Dissertation: Zhouqiao Zhao

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At a Glance

New research grants in FY2020/21
Top 20
US News 2021 Best Public Global University
200+, 400+
Total graduate and undergraduate students
14, 13
Fellows of IEEE, NAI and other organizations; NSF CAREER and Young Investigator Awards