Berkeley Engineering in the News

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

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  • Rahul Mehendiratta working on plastic filament recycling
    Empowering communities through sustainability

    1/12/2017 Medium - Reflow Filament, cofounded by Fung Institute alumnus Rahul Mehendiratta (M.Eng.'14 ME), aims to create a new model for the 3D printing industry that empowers communities and encourages innovation in developing regions worldwide.

  • Adam Arkin
    Arkin lab method may save lives during blood transfusion

    1/5/2017 Science Translational Medicine - Bioengineering professor Adam Arkin and collaborators have developed a method, using dynamic modeling, that can quickly calculate individualized blood transfusion requirements during an emergency.

  • Timothy Downing, Ankur Aggarwal, Thibault Duchemin and Tim Wang
    Berkeley engineers named to 30 Under 30

    1/4/2017 - Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 list for 2017, a compilation of the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers across 20 industries, includes four Berkeley Engineering alumni.

  • A crystallized version of malonic acid, made by yeast, at Lygos
    Clean tech rises again, retooling nature for industrial use

    1/4/2017 New York Times - Clean tech companies are aiming for a comeback in their quest to use genetic editing to make industrial chemicals. Among them is Lygos, spun out of Berkeley bioengineering in 2011 to create malonic acid from yeast (instead of the usual cyanide) for use in fragrances and cosmetics.

  • Mushrooms along a fence
    The future of fungi

    1/4/2017 Berkeley Science Review - Doctoral researcher Sonia Travaglini (M.S.'15 ME) writes about her exploration of the many non-culinary uses of mushrooms, from engineering building blocks and faux leather to bioremediation of toxic waste.

  • Justin Whiteley and Ian Hamilton
    Argonne Lab's embedded entrepreneurs have Berkeley ties

    12/20/2016 - Justin Whiteley (B.S.'10 NE & ME) and Ian Hamilton, an alumnus of the Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp, are part of the first cohort for Chain Reaction Innovations, a start-up hub for sustainable energy innovators embedded at Argonne National Laboratory.

  • Computer code
    Berkeley ranks as #1 U.S. school for coders

    12/16/2016 HackerRank - In a contest to find the best college coders, run by HackerRank, a learning and competition community for programmers, UC Berkeley was the top-ranked American school and the only U.S. institution to crack the top ten globally.

  • Ikhlaq Sidhu (right) on the Breakfast program on New Zealand TV
    Sutardja Center advances innovation and entrepreneurship Down Under

    12/16/2016 - As part of a keynote appearance at the Growing Entrepreneurs Summit in New Zealand, Sutardja Center Chief Scientist Ikhlaq Sidhu appeared on New Zealand television, speaking on whether entrepreneurs are born or made and explaining Berkeley’s approach to developing entrepreneurs.

  • Jacobs Hall
    Jacobs Hall ranks platinum for sustainability

    12/7/2016 - Jacobs Hall, home of the College of Engineering’s Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, has won platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program.

  • Bill Marczak
    How a grad student found spyware that could control anybody’s iPhone

    12/6/2016 Vanity Fair - Last summer, computer science Ph.D. candidate Bill Marczak stumbled across a program that could spy on an iPhone’s contact list and messages — and even record calls. Illuminating shadowy firms that sell spyware to corrupt governments across the globe, Marczak’s story reveals the new arena of cyber-warfare.