Berkeley Engineering in the News

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

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  • LIDAR map from NOAA
    Self-sweeping laser could dramatically shrink 3-D mapping systems

    9/3/2015 - A new approach that uses light to move mirrors could usher in a new generation of laser technology for a wide range of applications, including remote sensing, self-driving car navigation and 3-D biomedical imaging. The engineering team was led by EECS professor Connie Chang-Hasnain.

  • Eko stethoscope
    Eko’s digital stethoscope green-lighted by FDA

    9/2/2015 - The digital stethoscope startup Eko Devices, co-founded by Berkeley Engineering graduates and nurtured by Skydeck, the campus accelerator, has won federal permission to enter the medical device market.

  • Copter flies over campus in 2012
    Copter to fly over campus in the name of science

    9/1/2015 - Kai Vetter, nuclear engineering professor and RadWatch director, is one of the scientists behind helicopter flyovers of campus this week as researchers seek to measure naturally occurring radiation in the environment.

  • Frame from time-lapse video showing DNA repair activity in a cell
    Time-lapse analysis offers new look at how cells repair DNA damage

    9/1/2015 Berkeley Lab - Time-lapse imaging can make lengthy, complicated processes easier to grasp. Now Berkeley Lab scientists led by Sylvain Costes (Ph.D.’99 NE) are using a similar approach to study how cells repair DNA damage.

  • Chameleon
    Nature’s mood rings: How chameleons really change color

    8/31/2015 KQED - A PBS program on chameleons' color-changing abilities also looks at work led by EECS professor Connie Chang-Hasnain to create a color-changing array out of nano-sized silicon ribbons etched onto a flexible film.

  • Thermoelectric PowerCard from Alphabet Energy
    Why not convert waste heat into power?

    8/26/2015 NPR - What if there were a way to take the waste heat that spews from car tailpipes or power plant chimneys and turn it into electricity? Matt Scullin (M.S.'07, Ph.D.'09 MSE) thinks there is, and he founded Alphabet Energy to turn that idea into a reality.

  • Paul Jacobs speaks at the opening of Jacobs Hall
    Grand opening for Jacobs Hall, the new hub for all things design

    8/21/2015 - With balloons, ribbon-cutting and four floors of student demos, the College of Engineering on Thursday threw open the doors of Jacobs Hall, where the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation will immerse students in hands-on, human-centered design.

  • Flashing LEDs on drone
    'License plates' for drones could make rogue operators accountable

    8/20/2015 MIT Technology Review - Berkeley engineers from the Lightcense project are testing a kind of license plate for drones — a rectangular array of bright, multicolored LEDs attached to the underside of a craft — that they think could help make drone operators more accountable.

  • Mouse with cheese
    Engineered hot fat implants reduce weight gain in mice

    8/20/2015 - Scientists at UC Berkeley have developed a novel way to engineer the growth and expansion of energy-burning “good” fat, and then found that this fat helped reduce weight gain and lower blood glucose levels in mice. The technique could lead to new approaches to combat obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders.

  • Ricky Muller
    Entrepreneur and alumna Rikky Muller named a top Innovator under 35

    8/18/2015 Berkeley Research - Rikky Muller (Ph.D.'13 EECS), co-founder of the medical device start-up Cortera Neurotechnologies, has been named one of 35 Innovators Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review. Muller's research into hardware that buzzes the brain at the right moments could help treat debilitating mental disorders.