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  • 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.

  • Michael Stonebraker
    Michael Stonebraker wins $1 million Turing Award

    3/25/2015 MIT - MIT researcher Michael Stonebraker, who revolutionized the field of database management systems in his nearly three decades as a Berkeley EECS professor, has won the Association for Computing Machinery’s A.M. Turing Award, often referred to as “the Nobel Prize of computing.”

  • EECS professor Ana Claidia Arias demonstrates her wearable MRI wrap to Barbara Bakar and Arnold Silverman.
    Bakar Fellows show off their discoveries to tech entrepreneurship world

    3/25/2015 - Sixteen UC Berkeley faculty, including many Berkeley Engineers, who are conducting commercially promising research supported by the Bakar Fellows Program traveled to San Francisco to deepen their connections with prominent venture capital firms, industry partners and entrepreneurs.

  • Xiang Zhang
    The waves of the future may bend around metamaterials

    3/24/2015 New York Times - In recent years, scientists have learned how to construct materials that bend light, radar, radio, even seismic waves in ways that do not naturally occur. A key pioneer of these metamaterials is Berkeley Engineering's Xiang Zhang, whose lab has created optical “superlenses” that may one day surpass the power of today’s microscopes.

  • Paul Alivisatos
    Paul Alivisatos to step down as lab director

    3/24/2015 Berkeley Lab - Berkeley Lab Director Paul Alivisatos, who is also a professor of materials science and engineering and chemistry, on Tuesday announced his intention to leave his position once a successor can be recruited to lead the lab.

  • Albion River Bridge
    Aging wooden bridge needs all the support it can get

    3/23/2015 New York Times - Structural engineering professor Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl has been hired as a consultant on a fight by local residents to save the Albion River Bridge — California's last wooden bridge on a coastal highway.

  • Tensegrity robot
    Tensegrity robots make headlines

    3/23/2015 BEST Lab - Tensegrity robots, the spherical cable-and-rod structures being developed by mechanical engineering professor Alice Agogino's team for tasks ranging from space exploration to home health care, have been featured in a host of recent media articles.

  • Inspecting underground pipe repair
    What’s the state of California’s water infrastructure?

    3/20/2015 KALW - On a program about California’s water crisis, David Sedlak, professor of civil and environmental engineering, talks about the extensive system of levees, aqueducts and pipes supply water to 25 million Californians and three million acres of farmland.

  • Shawn Shadden (right) and PhD graduate student Amir Arzani
    Bakar Fellow Shawn Shadden is using computer modeling to sharpen diagnostic tools

    3/20/2015 Berkeley Research - Bakar Fellow Shawn Shadden, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has developed computational strategies designed to serve as diagnostic tools to better inform treatment for medical conditions including stroke, heart disease and osteoporosis.

  • X-ray telescope image of the Bullet Cluster, providing evidence for dark matter
    Heising-Simons Foundation supports Berkeley search for dark matter axions

    3/18/2015 - Dark-matter axion research at four U.S. institutions, led by nuclear engineering professor Karl van Bibber, is one of two new grants to UC Berkeley scientists from the Heising-Simons Foundation.

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