Berkeley Engineering in the News

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

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  • 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.

  • Gerbrand Ceder, Tsu-Jae King Liu and Katherine Yelick
    3 professors named to National Academy of Engineering

    2/13/2017 - Three professors from Berkeley Engineering have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.

  • Dan Fletcher, Amy Herr, Michel Maharbiz, Rikky Muller, Yun Song, Aaron Streets, Laura Waller, Nir Yosef
    CZ Biohub awards nearly $14.5 million to Berkeley researchers

    2/8/2017 - Thirteen UC Berkeley faculty, including 8 from EECS and bioengineering, are among 47 new investigators chosen by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to receive up to $1.5 million each over the next five years to conduct cutting-edge biomedical research — with no strings attached.

  • Experiment in bioengineering lab
    Heart-on-a-chip

    1/26/2017 Futurism - Berkeley scientists, led by bioengineering professor Kevin Healy, have developed technology that allows you to grow a model of your organs on a microchip.

  • Berkeley Lab scientists use a nano-Auger electron spectroscopy instrument to measure the content of materials.
    For this metal, electricity flows, but not the heat

    1/26/2017 Berkeley Lab - A study led by MSE professor and Berkeley Lab physicist Junqiao Wu finds that electrons in vanadium dioxide can conduct electricity without conducting heat — a law-breaking property that could lead to applications in thermoelectrics and window coatings.

  • Berkeley  By Jonathan Kauffman, San Francisco Chronicle January 24, 2017      0      Good Food Institute Senior Scientist Christie Lagally speaks during a January session of UC Berkeley's Plant-Based Meat Challenge Lab, a class where students will compete to innovate new meat substitutes. Photo: Scott Strazzante, The Chronicle  Photo: Scott Strazzante, The Chronicle Image 1 of 2 Good Food Institute Senior Scientist Christie Lagally addresses the Plant-Based Meat Challenge
    Meat substitutes on the curriculum at Sutardja Center

    1/25/2017 San Francisco Chronicle - Most UC Berkeley students will tell you that they’re shooting for an A. But the 45 young men and women enrolled in the “Challenge Lab” at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology are pursuing more ambitious goals: saving the world, and perhaps winning $5,000 in the process.

  • Robots unloading float glass on an assembly line.
    Berkeley a regional center in new robotics manufacturing consortium

    1/24/2017 - Berkeley Engineering is a key partner in the new $253 million Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Innovation Hub, launched this month by the Department of Defense to create and deploy next-generation robotic technology.

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