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  • Paul Gray with Hall of Fame award
    Paul Gray named to Silicon Valley Hall of Fame

    4/17/2015 Silicon Valley Engineering Council - Paul Gray (EECS professor emeritus, executive vice chancellor and provost emeritus) has been inducted into the Silicon Valley Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding professional achievement and significant contributions to Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area.

  • The cyber-bio-physical research frontier

    4/16/2015 - Cyber-bio-physical systems, our newest research field, integrates sensing, computational and communications networks with human biology.

  • UN honors nanotech pioneer

    4/13/2015 UNESCO - Connie Chang-Hasnain, Whinnery Distinguished Professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, was awarded a medal from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in recognition of her innovative nanotechnology research.

  • Farshad Ghaffari and Sid Yenamandra,
    Buddy-movie tech entrepreneurs

    4/13/2015 - From college classmates to tech entrepreneurs, EECS alums endure the dramatic stumbles of the startup script and are now ready for prime time.

  • Students race car with just a few drops of gas

    4/8/2015 ABC-7 News - A team of mechanical engineering students race through the streets of Detroit in a car that employs cutting-edge materials and tools — but very little gas.

  • Thumbnail of video: Society of Women Engineers: Overnight Host Program
    Society of Women Engineers hosts new admits

    4/1/2015 - The campus chapter of the Society of Women Engineers invites newly admitted students to experience life at Berkeley for a weekend. (See video.)

  • Sheila Humphreys, Gary May and Lorraine Fleming
    President honors 3 from Berkeley Engineering as outstanding mentors

    3/31/2015 White House - President Obama on Monday named Sheila Humphreys, EECS director emerita of diversity, as one of 14 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. Also honored were Berkeley Engineering alumni Gary May (M.S.'87, Ph.D.'91, EECS), engineering dean at Georgia Tech, and Lorraine Fleming (Ph.D.'85 CEE) of Howard University.

  • Charging electric cars
    Electric vehicle batteries last longer than previously thought

    3/30/2015 Berkeley Lab - Scott Moura, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has co-authored a study with Berkeley Lab colleagues that may alleviate concerns over battery life in electric vehicles.

  • London plane trees on the Campanile esplanade
    Mobile tour tells campus story via trees

    3/30/2015 - A free, smartphone-based guided tour, developed by CNR experts in partnership with a Berkeley Engineering alum’s software company, highlights the campus’s landscape and cultural history through 16 exemplary trees.

  • Ivy clinging to wall
    Synthetic coatings: Super surfaces

    3/26/2015 Nature - Characteristics adapted from lizards, ivy and other natural materials could help to engineer everyday objects with remarkable properties. Professor Phillip Messersmith, a Berkeley materials scientist and bioengineer, is studying mussel adhesive, which is ideal for securing objects underwater.

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