Berkeley Engineering in the News

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

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  • Sketch of Hyperlane concept
    A superfast lane for self-driving cars?

    3/22/2017 Fortune - Imagine a future where self-driving cars zip beside interstates at 120 mph, with absolutely zero congestion. That future that could exist as soon as 2050, according to grad students Baiyu Chen (B.S.'14 CEE, M.S.'15 CEE, M.S.'17 EECS) and Anthony Barrs, whose Hyperlane idea was awarded top prize and $50,000 at the Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge.

  • Shell and Berkeley officials at signing ceremony
    EBI signs partnership with Shell to fund energy tech research

    3/15/2017 - UC Berkeley’s Energy Biosciences Institute has entered into a five-year, multimillion dollar research agreement with Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. to fund research that meets the growing demand for energy in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible.

  • Spider-silk tie
    Synthetic spider silk for sale in a $314 necktie

    3/15/2017 MIT Technology Review - Bolt Threads, co-founded by bioengineering grad David Breslauer (Ph.D.'10), is releasing its first commercially available spider-silk product: a $314 limited-edition necktie, spun from fibers grown in the startup's lab.

  • Kevin Healy
    Berkeley engineers join $24 million push for craniofacial repair therapies

    3/9/2017 - UC Berkeley is part of a California-based, six-university consortium that has been awarded $12 million by the National Institutes of Health to develop strategies for treating craniofacial defects, which affect millions of Americans.

  • Inside the Enel Innovation Hub
    Berkeley, power company Enel launch innovation hub

    3/8/2017 - The Berkeley campus has a new innovation hub, the result of a partnership between Enel, a multinational power company, and CITRIS and the Banatao Institute.

  • WikiLeaks says it has obtained trove of CIA hacking tools

    3/8/2017 Washington Post - Nicholas Weaver (Ph.D.'03 CS), a senior researcher at the Berkeley-affiliated International Computer Science Institute, says the massive collection of CIA hacking data being released by WikiLeaks "is probably legitimate or contains a lot of legitimate stuff."

  • CalHacks competition
    Inside Berkeley's startup ecosystem

    2/21/2017 California magazine - From the Sutardja Center to SkyDeck to a new searchable online network, UC Berkeley is working to streamline and improve the campus's web of classes, accelerators, incubators, competitions and other resources for startups.

  • Simulation of Mars mission (NASA image)
    New NASA teams will make human Mars missions light and efficient

    2/17/2017 New Scientist - For a crewed mission into deep space, every piece of technology and equipment has to be better: lighter, stronger, multi-purpose. NASA just funded two new teams of researchers, one led by Berkeley bioengineering professor Adam Arkin, to work toward that goal.

  • Elena Kassianidou
    Kumar lab sheds new light on cellular stress fiber networks

    2/17/2017 - New research from Professor Sanjay Kumar’s lab, led by bioengineering PhD student Elena Kassianidou, uncovers fundamental design principles of how cells and tissues define and maintain their structure, combining sophisticated micropatterning technologies to engineer cell shape, laser nanosurgery to cut individual stress fibers with light and probe their internal structure, and mathematical modeling.

  • Scott Silva and Nicole Panditi with a pile of plastic 3-D printer waste.
    As 3-D printing grows, so does need to reclaim plastic waste

    2/16/2017 - With more than 100 3-D printers on campus, at least 600 pounds of plastic trash is generated each year. Undergraduates Nicole Panditi, a mechanical engineering senior, and Scott Silva, a CNR junior, have a solution.