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  • Khalid Mosalem
    Khalid Mosalam appointed director of Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center

    10/12/2015 - Khalid M. Mosalam, Taisei Professor of Civil Engineering at UC Berkeley, has been appointed director of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, a multi-institutional research and education center headquartered at Berkeley.

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    EECS faculty members awarded NSF grants for cybersecurity research

    10/8/2015 National Science Foundation - Three EECS faculty members, David Wagner, Dawn Song and Sanjit Seshia, were awarded cybersecurity research grants from the National Science Foundation. The grants are part of NSF’s $74.5 million Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program.

  • Thermal power plant
    Berkeley to lead energy and water consortium

    10/5/2015 - Berkeley, in partnership with UC Irvine and Berkeley Lab, will lead a five-year, multi-million dollar international research effort to tackle water-related aspects of energy production and use. Civil and environmental engineering professor Ashok Gadgil will head the new consortium.

  • EECS-linked startups boost entrepreneurship ranking

    9/30/2015 - With 118 startups under their collective belt, faculty and alumni in EECS have contributed heavily to UC Berkeley's #2 ranking for VC-backed undergraduate entrepreneurs and companies, as measured by the venture-capital research firm PitchBook.

  • Peidong Yang in his lab
    Peidong Yang receives MacArthur 'genius award'

    9/29/2015 - Peidong Yang, a UC Berkeley chemist and materials scientist who is trying to capture carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into a sustainable transportation fuel, has been named a MacArthur “genius” Fellow.

  • Arthur Bart-Williams
    Pocket-sized docent tours

    9/24/2015 - For years, Arthur Bart-Williams (B.S.’88 CE) had plans to build better tour-guide technology. Now he’s done just that.

  • Reports on handwashing studies for a development engineering class
    A new kind of development professional: The development engineer

    9/23/2015 devex - At UC Berkeley, engineers and computer scientists are in the same rooms as economists and political scientists, working together to test, implement and scale technologies in a way that can reframe global development as we know it.

  • threads of artificial spider silk
    Spinning synthetic spider silk

    9/21/2015 MIT Technology Review - A California company founded by UC Berkeley alumni may have figured out how to use genetic engineering to make extremely versatile fibers the way spiders can.

  • Vanessa Salas and Giovanni Pacheco discuss their project on particulate matter in West Oakland
    GM Foundation funding connects engineers with underserved communities

    9/18/2015 - A poster session focused on community engagement and improvement brings together students in the Engineering Scholars as Engaged Scholars program and their supporters from the GM Foundation.

  • Berkeley Engineering professors leading World Economic Forum panel
    Researchers talk new diagnostic methods at global tech conference

    9/18/2015 - Four Berkeley Engineering professors took part in the World Economic Forum’s ninth Annual Meeting of the New Champions last week in Dalian, China, leading a discussion on how breakthroughs in medical diagnostic technologies are transforming healthcare.


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