Grace O’Connell (right) and PhD graduate student Megan Pendleton in the lab

How to grow back the back

Grace O’Connell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is exploring ways to grow human disc tissue – the spongy, protective material between vertebrae – in order to repair or replace damaged cartilage.

Eli Yablonovitch

Eli Yablonovitch wins Newton Medal for photonic crystal work

7/1/2015 The United Kingdom’s Institute of Physics has awarded its prestigious Isaac Newton Medal to EECS professor Eli Yablonovitch, a pioneer in the field of optoelectronics and nanophotonics.

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Ernest Kuh, professor and dean emeritus, 1928-2015

6/29/2015 Ernest S. Kuh, who greatly expanded the College of Engineering’s partnerships with its alumni and industry networks while serving as dean in the 1970s, died June 27 at age 86. A complete obituary will be published shortly.

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Ernie Kuh
  • UC Berkeley holds NSA-sponsored hacking summer camp for teens

    7/6/2015 KGO-TV - It is summer camp season and at UC Berkeley it is the government's cyberspies — the National Security Agency — who are sponsoring the summer fun. Instead of cloak and dagger, it's all about codes and hackers.

  • Ride-sharing forces automakers to rethink how they sell cars

    6/30/2015 Los Angeles Times - Every vehicle that goes into a full-time car-sharing service, such as short-time rental company Zipcar, supplants four to six new car sales and postpones the purchase of up to seven more, says Susan Shaheen, a transportation sustainability researcher and adjunct professor of civil and environmental engineering.

  • Steve Wozniak receives top alumni honor

    6/29/2015 Cal Alumni Association - The Cal Alumni Association presented Steve Wozniak ('86 EECS) with its most esteemed honor, the 2015 Alumnus of the Year award, at a gala event at Memorial Stadium's University Club.

  • Environment takes big hit from water-intensive marijuana cultivation

    6/24/2015 - A new study from the Nature Conservancy, co-authored by environmental engineers and other researchers from UC Berkeley, highlights the toll that the illegal cultivation of thirsty marijuana is taking on the environment, particularly on fragile watersheds.

Biodesign Immersion Experience

Bioengineers build bridges — between the clinic and the lab, between engineering and medicine, between pioneers and practitioners. This summer, the Biodesign Immersion Experience (BIE) will help prepare UC Berkeley juniors and seniors to bridge engineering innovation and unmet clinical needs. 

Conceived and led by Professor Amy Herr, and funded by a 5-year NIH grant, the BIE puts 8-10 students through an intensive training to identify areas where bioengineering invention is needed.

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