UCLA Samueli School of Engineering Newsletter February 2021
In recognition and celebration of Black History Month
, UCLA Samueli's Center for Excellence in Engineering and
Diversity (CEED) program will highlight throughout the month of February
the impact and contributions of African American visionaries who have
made significant contributions to UCLA, STEM and social justice. Please
visit CEED's website to learn more.
Global Experience Prof. Stewart has also been involved in another Webinar and report
on the Oct 30, 2020 M7 Samos Island (Aegean Sea) earthquake and in the
Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association’s report on the Aug 4, 2020 Port of Beirut blast.
IEEE Computer Society: Women in STEM with Jayathi Murthy The IEEE Computer
Society recently interviewed Jayathi Murthy, the Ronald and Valerie
Sugar Dean at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, as part of its
Women in STEM series. Murthy is the first female dean in the school’s
Three UCLA Samueli Faculty Named 2021 Sloan Fellows Kai-Wei Chang and Ravi Netravali, both assistant professors of computer science, as well as Harold Pimentel, an assistant professor of computational medicine — a department affiliated with both UCLA Samueli and the David Geffen School of Medicine — have each received a two-year, $75,000 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support their research.
Chemical Engineer Receives Early Career Grant for CO2 Capture Carlos Morales-Guio,
an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has
received a 2020 Scialog Collaborative Innovation Award to support
collaborative research in capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
and transforming it into solid carbon.
Civil Engineering Alumnus Named University of La Verne Provost The University of La
Verne announced that Kerop Janoyan, will be its next provost and vice
president for academic affairs. Janoyan, who is a professor and dean of
the Graduate School at Clarkson University in New York, received his
B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from UCLA in civil engineering.