Berkeley Engineering in the News

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

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  • Jacobs Hall at UC Berkeley
    Berkeley and San Diego explore future of engineering education through making

    7/1/2016 California Council on Science & Technology - UC Berkeley and UC San Diego, both located in world-renowned hubs of engineering education and high-tech innovation, have both invested in facilities that break the mold of traditional engineering education, looking to the Maker movement for inspiration.

  • Byssal threads on a mussel
    Fetal surgery stands to advance from new glues inspired by mussels

    6/30/2016 - Using lessons learned from a lowly mollusk, bioengineer Phillip Messersmith is making better glues that can be used for fetal surgery and other medical procedures.

  • President Obamaat the Select USA Investment Summit
    California is new headquarters for smart manufacturing institute

    6/21/2016 - President Obama announced $140 million in funding on Monday for an advanced manufacturing institute headquartered at UCLA; Berkeley will host a regional center.

  • Marcus Lehmann presents the Wave Carpet at Berkeley Lab's Pitchfest in San Francisco.
    Wave energy’s make-or-break moment

    6/21/2016 University of California - The CalWave team, led by researchers from Berkeley Engineering and Berkeley Lab, is working to take their unique “wave carpet” technology out of the test tank and into the open ocean, in hopes of winning a $2.5 million Department of Energy competition.

  • Kristin Persson
    Massive trove of battery and molecule data released

    6/16/2016 Berkeley Lab - The Materials Project, a Google-like database directed by materials science and engineering professor and Berkeley Lab scientist Kristin Persson, recently released a huge amount of scientific data to the public as a tool to assist engineers working on fuel cells, especially battery technology.

  • Two two VelociRoACH robots work together to climb a step
    Roach-like robots run, climb and communicate with people

    6/13/2016 National Science Foundation - While the ability of insects to go just about anywhere can be disturbing at times, electrical engineer Ronald Fearing sees their talent as inspiration for a special breed of tiny robots that can travel rough terrain, follow instructions, and work together to save lives in a disaster.

  • Michael Yartsev
    Yartsev wins Pew Scholar award for biomedical research

    6/13/2016 - Three young assistant professors, including Michael Yartsev of bioengineering, have received research awards from the Pew Charitable Trusts to pursue biomedical science and cancer research.

  • Stuart Russell
    We can't prevent AI changing the world but we can stop robots cooking cats

    6/7/2016 TechRepublic - EECS professor Stuart Russell on the dramatic changes he believes artificial intelligence will bring about, and the thorny problem of making sure smart machines have our interests at heart.

  • Football tackle
    The science of football: Which positions take the hardest hits?

    6/6/2016 Live Science - Mechanical engineering professor Dennis Lieu, who has studied blunt trauma injury in sports for decades, says a new study on football-related injury impact is "high-quality and unique" in its finding that running backs are the most severely battered offensive players.

  • Ken Goldberg and robot surgery
    Would you trust a robot surgeon to operate on you?

    6/2/2016 IEEE Spectrum - The role of surgeons may change dramatically as more and more surgical tasks are automated within the next 10 years, says Ken Goldberg, a roboticist and professor of industrial engineering who recently programmed a da Vinci surgical robot in his lab to conduct surgical incisions.