Berkeley Engineering in the News

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

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  • bag of blood for transfusion
    Young blood doesn't reverse aging in old mice, study finds

    11/23/2016 - A new study from Berkeley bioengineering associate professor Irina Conboy found that tissue health and repair dramatically decline in young mice when half of their blood is replaced with blood from old mice.

  • The CalWave Power Technologies team with their prize check
    CalWave rides Wave Energy Prize

    11/18/2016 University of California - Berkely Lab startup CalWave Power Technologies and its novel “wave carpet” earned second place (and a $500,000 prize) out of an initial 92 teams vying for the U.S. Department of Energy's Wave Energy Prize.

  • Worker using backX to lift a load
    Modular exoskeleton will make more workers bionic

    11/17/2016 MIT Technology Review - SuitX, a startup founded by mechanical engineering professor Homayoon Kazerooni, has launched a trio of devices — backX, shoulderX and legX — that use robotic technologies to enhance the abilities of able-bodied workers and prevent common workplace injuries.

  • Michael Yartsev and Egyptian rousette bats
    $1.5 million to study language development, via bats

    10/26/2016 - Seeking insight into the neurobiological basis of language learning, the New York Stem Cell Foundation has granted a $1.5 million Robertson Neuroscience Investigator award to Michael Yartsev, assistant professor of bioengineering, for his novel studies involving bats.

  • Jacobs Hall and its rooftop solar panels
    DOE recognizes Berkeley, Jacobs Hall for energy innovations

    10/26/2016 - The Energy Department’s Better Buildings Challenge program on Tuesday recognized UC Berkeley for its leadership in energy efficiency, citing in particular the 65 percent energy savings at Berkeley Engineering's new Jacobs Hall facility.

  • Building the Berkeley Hyperloop

    10/24/2016 - Berkeley Hyperloop, currently crowdfunding for a January 2017 launch, is taking on an ambitious design challenge — and it’s part of a rich ecosystem of Berkeley students applying classroom learning and hands-on design skills to real-world challenges.

  • Fire-cleared area in Yosemite's Illilouette Creek basin has become a wetland. (Scott Stephens photo)
    Wildfire management vs. suppression benefits forest and watershed

    10/24/2016 - An unprecedented 40-year experiment in Yosemite National Park, led by a team of Berkeley civil and environmental engineers, strongly supports the idea that managing fire, rather than suppressing it, makes wilderness areas more resilient to fire, with the added benefit of increased water availability and resistance to drought.

  • Alice Agogino
    NSF awards $3 million grant to development engineering program

    10/20/2016 - The National Science Foundation grant will support graduate students working to find innovative solutions to food, energy and water challenges in developing countries.

  • Huawei puts $1M into AI research partnership with UC Berkeley

    10/11/2016 TechCrunch - China's Huawei on Tuesday announced a $1 million partnership between its Noah’s Ark Laboratory and the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) Lab to perform basic research into machine learning, computer vision and other areas of artificial intelligence.

  • Ali Javey and graduate student Sujay Desai with a vacuum probe station
    Smallest. Transistor. Ever.

    10/10/2016 - For more than a decade, engineers have been racing to shrink the size of components in integrated circuits. Now, a research team led by EECS professor Ali Javey has surpassed a theoretical limit of physics and created the smallest transistor reported to date.