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University of California, Riverside
Bourns College of Engineering
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Cal Poly Pomona AIChE Meeting
December 4, 2014
Application Deadlines for Admission
University of California, Riverside
Bourns College of Engineering
 Priority deadline: December 15th
 Fall deadline: January 5th
 Application fee: Free for domestic students
and $100 for international students
 Any further questions on admission can be
addressed to:
Graduate Student Affairs Officer
Kimberly Claffey
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 951-827-2859
Graduate Program Overview
University of California, Riverside
Bourns College of Engineering
 Started Fall 1999
 Joint Chemical and Environmental
Engineering graduate program
 Offering M.S. and Ph.D. degrees
 Currently 97 CEE graduate students
Graduate Student Enrollments
100
University of California, Riverside
Bourns College of Engineering
80
60
40
Currently
85 Ph.D. students
12 M.S. students
20
0
1999
2004
2009
2014
Graduate Student Awards
University of California, Riverside
Bourns College of Engineering
2013-2014 Awardees
• 3 NSF GRFP Fellows
• 9 NSF IGERT Fellows
• 13 GAANN Fellows
(Dept of Education)
• 1 EPA Graduate Fellow
• 2 USDA Graduate Fellows
• 1 ACS Grad Student Award
• 4 Dissertation Year Program
Fellows
• Numerous Travel Awards
New Hires (2012-2014)
Dr. Harvey Blanch:
Protein Interaction, DNA
electrophoresis, mammalian cell metabolism
Dr. Ruoxue Yan: Advanced materials for biological
and energy applications to address the pressing
medical, energy and environmental challenges facing
humanity.
Dr. Bryan Wong: Development and application of
theoretical tools to calculate, understand, and
rationally design functional materials.
Kisailus to Lead Research Team in
$7.5M DOD Grant
to Investigate Bio-Inspired Materials
David Kisailus, Winston Chung
Professor of Energy Innovation
in the Department of Chemical
and Environmental Engineering,
will lead a multidisciplinary team
of researchers in a $7.5-million
Department of Defense grant to
uncover design rules
and develop scientific
foundations for the design of
advanced materials inspired by
a diverse collection of plant and
animal structures
Recent Young Investigator Awards
AFOSR Young Investigator (2012)
Prof. Ian Wheeldon
Army Young Investigator (2013)
Prof. Philip Christopher
NSF Career Winner (2012)
Prof. Akua Asa-Awuku
NSF Career Winner (2010)
Prof. Sharon Walker
Honors and Recognitions
Prof. Ashok Mulchandani was named as The W.
Ruel Johnson Professorship in Environmental
Engineering
Prof. Nosang V. Myung is the recipient of
Korean Institute of Chemical Engineering
(KIChE) President Award
Prof. Nosang V. Myung is named a Brainpool
Fellow by Korea National Research Foundation.
Prof. David Kisailus is named a Kavli Fellow by
members of National Academy of Sciences
Prof. Sharon Walker is named ELATE Fellow for
2014-2015
University of California, Riverside
Bourns College of Engineering
Faculty Growth
22
20
18
16
14
12
10
8
2009
+2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
University of California, Riverside
Bourns College of Engineering
Research Areas
Phillip Christopher
Juchen Guo
Robert Haddon
David Kisailus
Ashok Mulchandani
Nosang Myung
Ruoxue Yan
Akua Asa-Awuka
David Cocker
Joseph Norbeck
University of California, Riverside
Bourns College of Engineering
Research Areas
Harvey Blanch
Xin Ge
Ashok Mulchandani
Ian Wheeldon
Charles Wyman
Bryan Wong
Jianzhong Wu
University of California, Riverside
Bourns College of Engineering
Research Areas
Philip Christopher
Juchen Guo
David Kisailus
Nosang Myung
Ian Wheeldon
Charles Wyman
David Jassby
Haizhou Liu
Mark Matsumoto
Sharon Walker
Publication Statistics 2012-2014
University of California, Riverside
Bourns College of Engineering
 Papers / faculty / year =
6.7
 # of citation / faculty / year =
 h-index average =
+
32
373
Tips for Applying from Current Students
 Personal statements:
University of California, Riverside
Bourns College of Engineering
 Pay attention to grammar!
 Personalize your statement
 Look up professors’ research, but stay true to your actual interests
 Have good references!
 Know what the program/school requires (eg. classes, GPA…)
 Explain or “patch up” discrepancies in your transcript
 Pay attention to deadlines!
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What’s Grad School Like?
University of California, Riverside
Bourns College of Engineering
 Major difference from college: time management!
 MORE emphasis on research than classes
 More independence
 LOTS of learning and writing
 Words of advice: Don’t pursue your PhD just because you can’t
find a job!
 Hard work, but very rewarding!
 Questions?
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