CITRIS UC Davis Network of Researchers

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Meet the people that make CITRIS at UC Davis what it is - our faculty researchers.  With over 150 research faculty connected through CITRIS in over 30 departments, schools and centers, UC Davis has a broad network of experts changing the world with the help of CITRIS funding.

2021 CITRIS Seed Award Recipients

This past year, in competition for the 2021 CITRIS Seed Awards, teams from the University of California campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Davis Health, Merced and Santa Cruz submitted 47 proposals for innovative, early-stage projects that emphasize collaboration across two or more institutions.

Of those highly competetive proposals, thirteen were chosen for funding - eleven of which included researchers from UC Davis.  CITRIS at UC Davis is proud to have 19 Principal Investigators associated with these innovative projects.


Air-drag-reducing microstructured surfaces (ARMS) for improved fuel efficiency

Auditing the compliance of California consumer privacy regulations at scale

Automated wearable ophthalmic imaging device

Clearing the air: Using smart thermostats to improve wildfire resiliency in Californian homes

  • Stefano Schiavon (Lead PI, UC Berkeley)
  • Mark Modera (UC Davis)

Electric tractors: Identifying paths to clean energy in farming operations

  • Ricardo Pinto de Castro (Lead PI, UC Merced)
  • Reza Ehsani (UC Merced)
  • Stavros Vougioukas (UC Davis)

Haptic smart phone-cover: A real-time navigation system for individuals with visual impairment

Mapping the global use of water resources in agriculture

Persistent, autonomous, patient-centered monitoring and its application to pressure injury prevention

The power of health in Africa: A novel data collection approach for analyzing how distributed energy systems support vaccine cold chain resilience

Uncrewed aerial vehicle swarms for large-scale and real-time air toxin measurement near wildland-urban-interface fires

Wearable sensor technologies for continuous monitoring of function and capacity in older adults

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Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs at CITRIS UC Davis

A strong cohort of UC Davis and UC Davis Health lead and co-investigators have received SEED Funding awards over the past several award cycles.   A full list of researchers in a variety of departments and disciplines is listed below for funded awards since 2016.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Feminist Research Institute

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