More than just a place for discovery, UCR has earned a reputation for incubating pathbreaking ideas and translating them into actionable solutions.

We engineer tissues with polymers to create new supplies of compatible bone, cartilage, organs and limbs. We collaborate with a global network of academic, government and industry partners to explore the commercial potential of emerging technologies. We develop new materials for energy, manufacturing, communications and ultra-fast computing. We educate 21st century architects, engineers, urban planners and entrepreneurs.

We don’t just ride the wave of technological change shaping our era, we harness its power to invent the future.

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Imagine a world of instant, invisible, integrated, intelligent technology. At UCR, that's what we do.

Did You Know

Distinguished Professor Chandra Varma was awarded the 2012 Bardeen Prize for his outstanding contributions to explaining the intriguing phenomenon of superconductivity.

By researching the powerful mantis shrimp, Professor David Kisailus hopes to improve military body armor.

Fourteen UCR graduate students won 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships for having demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.

Measuring scientific impact and university involvement in scientific collaboration, Leiden University’s survey of 500 top universities (2013) ranks UCR 35th in the world and 29th in North America, and 10th in natural sciences and engineering.

Distinguished Professor James Dieterich and Associate Professor David Oglesby received a $4.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to work with other universities as the lead institution in a large project to develop large-scale models of the west coast earthquake system that will generate new state-of-the-art simulations.

2010 TED Conference features spider silk expert Cheryl Hayashi, a MacArthur Genus Grant award- winner.

Using LED lights, researchers are investigating connecting electronic devices wirelessly through visible light.

The Center for Ubiquitous Communication is reshaping the way we communicate and navigate in places where radio frequency is limited or prohibited.

By researching sea snails, sea urchins and coral, Professor David Kisailus hopes to discover more efficient energy storage and conversion.

The University Research Park is a partnership between UCR and the City and County of Riverside to create a campus for new-technology businesses.

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UCR researchers are inventing portable biomedical devices that can detect and diagnose contagious diseases and designing nanosensors that measure exposure to viruses, toxins and bacteria in our air food and water. Learn More

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