Ren Ng wins Sloan 'rising star' fellowship
2/22/2017 - Ren Ng, an EECS assistant professor developing advanced imaging technologies, is one of five young UC Berkeley faculty members awarded 2017 Sloan Research Fellowships, coveted grants for scientists and scholars at the beginning of their academic careers.
Berkeley alum Gary May selected as UC Davis chancellor
2/21/2017 UCOP - University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday that she has selected Gary May, dean of Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering and a Berkeley Engineering alumnus (M.S.'88, Ph.D.'91 EECS), as her choice to become the seventh chancellor of UC Davis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eicke Weber assumes leadership of Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore
2/6/2017 - Eicke Weber, a global leader in solar energy research, has been appointed director and chief executive officer of BEARS, the Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore. Weber returns to UC Berkeley after 10 years as director of the University of Freiburg’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems.
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.
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