left to right: Cristina Davis, Hamzeh Bardaweel, Konstantin Zamuruyev.
Our research group is affiliated with several world-class research institutions and programs. Please browse the links below to explore some of our research connections.
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at UC Davis is a large and thriving department, that currently comprises 34 full-time faculty, 12 core administrative/technical staff, 750 undergraduate students, 150 graduate students, and numerous post-doctoral fellows, research engineers, and visiting scholars hosted by our research programs.
The UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center, through the programs shown in the center of the diagram, will transform silos of research into new collaborative scientific discoveries. Spearheaded in the UC Davis School of Medicine, the clinical and translational science center is a broad initiative that draws on the sciences across the broader UC Davis campus, institutional partners, as well as the community.
Opened in 2004, our campus cleanroom operates a 10,000+ square foot class 100 cleanroom laboratory. The laboratory is available for use by UCD faculty, students and staff on a recharge basis. Students, research staff and research faculty may use any tool in the facility after they have passed a training/certification module. Local industry may also be interested in using the facility by becoming an Industrial Affiliate.
The mission of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group is to provide the highest standard of student education, research, and service in the area of biomedical engineering. The multidisciplinary character of biomedical engineering and operation of the program as a graduate group offer unique opportunities to fulfill this mission. The educational mission is served by capitalizing on the expertise of faculty from diverse disciplines to develop a curriculum focusing on the application of engineering principles to medicine and biology. The research mission of the program is to encourage and support collaborative research designed to produce new knowledge about fundamental mechanisms in the life sciences and to bond basic and clinical research to provide new knowledge for improving health care by way of device development and innovative medical technology.
The Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology (DEB) is an inter-graduate group program that allows Ph.D. students to receive and be credited for training in the area of biotechnology. The UCD Biotechnology Program is the administrative home for this program. The DEB provides a nurturing interactive environment to promote integration of multiple disciplinary approaches to the conduct of research and to promote learning in biotechnology. The mission is to prepare well-educated students to approach problems with creativity and fexibility. The program will provide tools for the students to be leaders, visionaries, entrepreneurs, researchers and teachers in the broad area of biomolecular technology.
The DEB provides a very effective multidisciplinary biotechnology concentration, which includes exposure to bioethics, business and legal aspects of biotechnology as well as a 3-6 month internship in a biotechnology company or research laboratory in another college or national laboratory. Dr. Kjelstrom, the Program Coordinator assists the students in locating internships, preparation of a strong cover letter and curriculum vitae, and the development of professional skills related to the business environment.
The explosion of medical and biological information has made it clear that innovative advances in storing, retrieving, and interpreting information are essential for health professionals and scientists. Physicians can no longer expect to master comprehensively the information in their areas of expertise. Instead, they must increasingly rely upon problem solving strategies and the ability to access systematically the information required for thoughtful patient care. In 1999 UC Davis began educating health professionals in the Medical Informatics Master's degree program, which produced graduates who now have successful careers in industry, academia, public health, and other related fields.