Faculty Spotlight: Jamal S. Lewis

May 24, 2021
Jamal S. Lewis is an assistant professor in the biomedical engineering department. His lab (https://www.ucdavislewislab.com/) focuses on the development of biomaterial systems that can manipulate the immune system. The group plans to design the next generation of immunotherapeutics for applications in immune-related diseases. This multidisciplinary work incorporates aspects of biomaterials engineering, drug delivery and immunology. We recently sat down with him to catch up on some of his latest achievements and his thoughts on being Black in BME.

Maury Hull Honored by ASME for Outstanding Education and Mentorship

May 20, 2021
University of California, Davis Distinguished Professor Emeritus Maury L. Hull has been named the 2021 recipient of the Robert M. Nerem Education and Mentorship Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The medal is given to an individual who has demonstrated a sustained level of outstanding achievement in education and mentoring of trainees.

Rucha Joshi Develops Online Course with Formative Feedback Amidst the Pandemic

March 18, 2021

With a motivation to immerse students in engineering design, graphics communication, and computer aided design (CAD) skills early-on in the biomedical engineering curriculum, Joshi and a few of her graduate students launched a new 2-unit laboratory course on “Graphics Design in BME” in the Spring 2020 quarter for UC Davis sophomores. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were faced with the significant challenge of converting to an online teaching format instead of the planned face-to-face instruction.

Catalyzing the Next Wave of Sustainable Engineering Solutions

March 09, 2021
This month’s spotlight is Rucha Joshi, Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Biomedical Engineering department at University of California, Davis. Dr. Joshi believes that through entrepreneurship, engineering students can launch trailblazing solutions for the most urgent sustainability and climate-related issues of our time.

Laura Marcu Elected as AAAS Fellow

March 02, 2021

Laura Marcu, professor in the biomedical engineering department, is among the eleven UC Davis professors elected to the 2020 class of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society.

Rucha Joshi Receives Grant from VentureWell

February 23, 2021

We’re proud to announce that Dr. Rucha Joshi recently received a VentureWell Faculty Grant in recognition of their commitment to inclusive support of students who are creating innovations for positive social and environmental impact! This funding will support two new courses that will introduce students to complex global problems identified in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

VentureWell’s Faculty Grants program helps faculty and staff at institutions across the country develop or sustain courses and programs that encourage STEM innovation.