Berkeley Engineering in the News

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

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  • Eko Devices founders with Core stethoscope
    Forbes' "30 Under 30" includes Eko stethoscope

    1/20/2015 California magazine - The Skydeck | Berkeley startup accelerator landed two teams on Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30" list of the brightest entrepreneurial stars, including Eko Devices (founded by Berkeley bioengineer Connor Landgraf), which developed the Core digital stethoscope.

  • Imitation Game poster
    Mainstreaming science in the movies

    1/13/2015 berkeleyByte - Energy engineering undergrad Alison Ong discusses how Hollywood has been giving STEM fields a boost lately — The Imitation Game, Interstellar, The Theory of Everything — and notes the tension between good science and good storytelling.

  • Plutonium speck
    Identifying Seaborg's lost plutonium

    1/8/2015 Physics Central - A tiny radioactive fleck — rediscovered in a bucket on its way to a disposal site — may well be the first sample of plutonium big enough to be seen by the naked eye, produced in 1942 by the element's discoverer, Glenn Seaborg.

  • Oil barrels
    The impact of falling oil prices on your wallet

    1/5/2015 WalletHub - In a recent Ask the Experts column, Robert Bea, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering, discusses the precipitous drop in oil prices and its likely effect on the economy.

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

    12/17/2014 CITRIS - Berkeley engineers describe 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 resilience — formation 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.