Student engineers at WCEC

This April marks our 15th Anniversary and in celebration of this special occasion, each month we will be featuring a photo from our archive. Above – a recent photo of students working in our labs. Providing research opportunities to students, even in challenging times, is critical to our mission.

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Faculty Recognized for Outstanding Achievements

Jesus Velazquez, Department of Chemistry, received a 2021 CAREER grant, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for early career faculty. Jermey Munday, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was named as a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, recognizing his significant contributions to the field through professional and technical excellence. Congratulations!
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New Funding to Advance Commercial & Residential Plug Loads

The California Lighting Technology Center and its partners, the California Energy Alliance and UC Irvine’s California Plug Load Research Center, were recently awarded approximately $1M from the California Energy Commission to identify, test and recommend commercial and residential plug loads that present the best opportunity for energy savings as part of future energy codes and appliance standards. [More Info]

Register Now for Virtual Energy Audit Bootcamp

We are working with Pacific Gas & Electric to provide a 2-day virtual training course for students interested in developing energy auditing skills associated with small-and medium-sized commercial facilities. Students will learn about building technologies with an emphasis on distinguishing older, inefficient equipment from newer efficient systems. In-class exercises and mock-audit activities will allow the attendees to immediately apply what they have learned through virtual field exercises. [Register]
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UC Davis Give Day – April 16-17

Each year, UC Davis hosts Give Day – a campus-wide online fundraising event that gives everyone a chance to come together to support their favorite programs. By giving to our Energy Innovation Fund you will help advance sustainable energy solutions and train the next generation of energy leaders. The top priority of these gifts are our extraordinary students. [Learn More] 
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Join Us Remotely for our Spring Seminar Series

Every Friday this spring we will be hosting our Energy Bites seminar series remotely. Each webinar will have 2 short presentation “bites” over the lunch hour (12pm to 1pm PST). We hope you can join us and check out some of our latest research. Bring your lunch and connect with our students, staff, and faculty. Our first seminar is Friday, April 2. [More]

Upcoming Events

Energy Bites Seminar Series
Every Friday this spring from 12pm to 1pm PST
UC Davis Give Day
April 16-17,2021
Giving Site
Energy Audit Bootcamp
June 28 & 29, 2021



General Deadline for UC Davis Energy Graduate Group
M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in Energy Systems
Associate Director
California Lighting Technology Center