Berkeley Engineering in the News

A constantly updated archive of press clippings about Berkeley engineers and the College of Engineering.

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  • Schematic of a PT symmetry microring laser cavity
    Lord of the microrings

    10/31/2014 Berkeley Lab - In a significant breakthrough in laser technology, scientists led by Xiang Zhang of Berkeley Engineering and Berkeley Lab have developed a unique microring laser cavity that can produce single-mode lasing even from a conventional multi-mode laser cavity.

  • Drawing of circuit boards as brain
    AI researchers say Elon Musk's fears 'not completely crazy'

    10/29/2014 Computerworld - Commenting on high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk provocative statement that artificial intelligence research is a danger to humanity, EECS professor and robotics researcher Stuart Russell says that "If we don't know how to control AI… it would be like making a hydrogen bomb. They would be much more dangerous than they are useful."

  • Proposed high-speed rail station
    Bullet train just a blur in California governor's race

    10/28/2014 Los Angeles Times - Civil engineering professor Robert Bea, a pioneering expert in the field of risk analysis, comments on the relatively small role California's bullet train is playing in the state's gubernatorial election, and how that could become a problem down the line.

  • Dan Kammen presenting SWITCH at Copenhagen sustainability conference
    New tool for clean energy action: “SWITCH”

    10/28/2014 CleanTechnica - A new policymaking tool to better enable the shift to renewable energy has been developed by researchers at UC Berkeley, led by Dan Kammen, Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy.

  • Ken Goldberg
    The robot in the cloud

    10/27/2014 New York Times - In a conversation with the New York Times' Bits blog, Berkeley Engineering professor, roboticist and new media pioneer Ken Goldberg discusses what he thinks will be one of the great technology breakthroughs of our age: the fusing of robotics and cloud computing.

  • Growing ferroelectric materials in a herringbone pattern
    Researchers find faster path for ferroelectrics

    10/26/2014 - Ferroelectric materials – commonly used in transit cards, gas grill igniters, video game memory and more – could become strong candidates for use in next-generation computers, thanks to new research led by Berkeley Engineering scientists and their colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Schematic of an electrochemical cell, with a gold electrode and water electrolyte
    Study reveals molecular structure of water at gold electrodes

    10/24/2014 Berkeley Lab - In a research first, a team led by Miquel Salmeron, Berkeley Lab senior scientist and MSE professor, has observed the molecular structure of liquid water at a gold surface under different charging conditions.

  • Autonomous surgical robot cutting circle out of gauze
    New research center aims to develop second generation of surgical robots

    10/24/2014 New York Times - With funding from the National Science Foundation and two private donors, Berkeley Engineering scientists will establish a research center intended to help develop medical robots that can perform low-level and repetitive surgical tasks.

  • prototype robot developed by engineers at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Scientists consider repurposing robots for Ebola

    10/23/2014 New York Times - Robotics scientists, pondering the intriguing possibility of repurposing existing search-and-rescue robots to help contain the Ebola epidemic, are planning a nationwide series of brainstorming meetings, including one Nov. 7 at UC Berkeley.

  • Laura Waller
    Waller honored with Packard Fellowship

    10/20/2014 Packard Foundation - The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has named Laura Waller, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, as a recipient of the 2014 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. The Fellowship was awarded to 18 innovative early-career scientists. Waller will receive a grand of $875,000 over five years to pursue her research.