Berkeley alum Anantha Chandrakasan named MIT dean of engineering
6/23/2017 MIT - Anantha P. Chandrakasan (B.S.'89 M.S.'90 Ph.D.'94 EECS) has been named dean of MIT’s School of Engineering. Earlier this year, Chandrakasan received an Electrical Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award from UC Berkeley.
On California, the drought and the ‘yuck factor’
6/23/2017 - David Sedlak, professor of civil and environmental engineering, says our aging urban water infrastructure needs a major upgrade in order to keep our cities thriving. He spoke with Berkeley News about technologies being developed to recycle water, capture storm water and use water more efficiently.
Ana Claudia Arias wins FLEXI R&D award
6/22/2017 SEMI - EECS associate professor Ana Claudia Arias has won the 2017 FLEXI R&D Achievement award for her development of flexible medical sensors and printed flexible devices.
Dubón named vice chancellor of equity and inclusion
6/22/2017 - Associate dean Oscar Dubón, professor of materials science and engineering, has been selected as UC Berkeley’s next vice chancellor of equity and inclusion.
Dawn Tilbury to head NSF engineering
6/21/2017 NSF - Dawn Tilbury (M.S.'92, Ph.D.'94 EECS), a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Michigan, will lead investments in fundamental engineering research and education as the newly appointed head of the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Engineering.
Imagining a post-combustion world
6/19/2017 - After teaching a climate change mitigation course for more than a decade, civil and environmental engineering professor William Nazaroff has drawn a few conclusions. One is that it’s time to develop and deploy technologies that move beyond combustion.
FDA clearance for Eko Devices' latest tool
6/14/2017 BioSpace - Eko Devices, a startup led by alumnus Connor Landgraf (B.S.'13, M.Eng.'14 BioE), has received FDA clearance for its second tool, a combined digital stethoscope and electrocardiogram.
Viral infections decrease muscle health
6/13/2017 - UC Berkeley bioengineers, led by associate professor Irina Conboy, have found unexpected effects of viral infections on muscle regeneration and other health factors, a discovery that may explain why viruses can make people feel so lousy.
EECS alum Warren Hoburg joins astronaut corps
6/12/2017 NASA - Warren “Woody” Hoburg (M.S.'11, Ph.D.'13 EECS), 31, an MIT assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, is one of 12 new astronaut candidates selected by NASA from its largest field of applicants ever.
V&A Café brings dining and collaboration to Etcheverry
6/12/2017 - The Berkeley Engineering community has an inviting new space for meetings and collaboration with the June 8 grand opening of the V&A Café in Etcheverry Hall.