Berkeley Engineering in the News

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

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  • atomic structure of a ferroelectric material
    Discovery advances ferroelectrics in quest for lower power transistors

    12/17/2014 CITRIS - A new study led by engineers at UC Berkeley and CITRIS describes the first direct observation of a long-hypothesized but elusive phenomenon called “negative capacitance” in ferroelectric material, which could open the door to a radical reduction in the power consumed by transistors and the devices containing them.

  • graduate student Aislan Foina discusses drones with Expo attendees
    Students show off ‘autonomous vehicles’ at L.A. Drone Expo

    12/16/2014 - Berkeley Engineering students joined civil engineering professor Raja Sengupta at the first-ever Drone Expo in Los Angeles on Saturday, demonstrating their “unmanned autonomous vehicles” to a crowd of hobbyists and enthusiasts.

  • Jay Keasling, Jennifer Doudna and Richard Mathies
    Berkeley innovators named fellows of National Academy of Inventors

    12/16/2014 - Three UC Berkeley faculty members whose innovations have launched startups and whole new areas of research, including biochemical engineer Jay Keasling, have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.

  • Markets of the Trajan complex in Rome
    Study reveals resilience of Roman architectural concrete

    12/15/2014 - An international research team studying the mortar used to build ancient Roman architectural marvels, led by Marie Jackson of civil and environmental engineering, has found a secret to the material’s resilienceformation during curing of a crystalline binding hydrate that prevents microcracks from propagating

  • Heavy truck entering the Caldecott Tunnel
    Air pollution down thanks to California’s regulation of diesel trucks

    12/11/2014 Berkeley Lab - Detailed measurement of emissions from thousands of heavy trucks in the Bay Area by Berkeley Lab air quality scientists, led by adjunct professor Thomas Kirchstetter and professor Rob Harley, both of civil and environmental engineering, showed a dramatic reduction in pollutants in the wake of aggressive new regulations implemented by the California Air Resources Board.

  • Maneesh Agrawala
    Paul Allen gives $5.7M to ‘cutting-edge’ artificial intelligence researchers

    12/11/2014 GeekWire - EECS professor Maneesh Agrawala, who is researching ways for machines to better "read" diagrams and other visualizations, is one of seven scientists who will share $5.7 million awarded this month by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation as part of the Allen Distinguished Investigator Program.

  • David Patterson
    Berkeley’s RISC-V wants to be free

    12/10/2014 EE Journal - EECS professor David Patterson and his graduate assistants are promoting their open-source RISC-V microprocessor instruction set as the go-to computer teaching tool, a CPU architecture for everything from SoC to IoT.

  • pulse oximeter sensor composed of all-organic optoelectronics
    Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors

    12/10/2014 - UC Berkeley researchers have created a pulse oximeter using all organic materials instead of silicon. The advance could lead to cheap, flexible sensors that could be used like a Band-Aid.

  • Dr. Jessica Kaplan examines Izzy Cohen's ears with a Cellscope Oto
    Got an earache? S.F. startup says a smartphone’s the cure

    12/9/2014 SFGate - CellScope, a San Francisco startup born in Dan Fletcher's bioengineering lab, believes that telemedicine’s next frontier is buried under earwax. On Tuesday, the company started selling a device that transforms an iPhone into an ear-viewing otoscope.

  • Björn Hartmann
    Design Note: Björn Hartmann on design, teamwork and expertise

    12/8/2014 berkeleyByte - In an interview with the student-run berkeleyByte design blog, Björn Hartmann of EECS and the Jacobs Institute discusses what led him to human-computer interaction, where he thinks design education is heading, and the importance of interdisciplinarity.