Illustration of metal carbides sparking a reaction that splits water into oxygen and valuable hydrogen gas

Jiggly Jell-O makes powerful new hydrogen fuel catalyst

A cheap and effective gelatin-based catalyst, developed by Berkeley researchers led by mechanical engineering professor Liwei Lin, can generate hydrogen fuel from water just as efficiently as platinum, the far more expensive current standard.

Jiggly Jell-O makes powerful new hydrogen fuel catalyst

12/13/2018 A cheap and effective gelatin-based catalyst, developed by Berkeley researchers led by mechanical engineering professor Liwei Lin, can generate hydrogen fuel from water just as efficiently as platinum, the far more expensive current standard.

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Eli Yablonovitch

Eli Yablonovitch wins 2019 Franklin Medal

12/10/2018, by Linda Vu Eli Yablonovitch, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, will receive the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering.

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This innovation removes deadly arsenic from India's water

12/12/2018 Everyday, tens of millions of people drink water that significantly increases their risk of cancer and other deadly diseases. UC Berkeley professor Ashok Gadgil amd Asian Institute of Technology's Joyashree Roy hope to fix that with an efficient and cost-effective system called Electrochemical Arsenic Remediation (ECAR) for removing arsenic contamination from drinking water.

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Professor Joyashree Roy and project team member Sreeman Mypati tasting water from ECAR plant.

150 years of innovation

Berkeley Engineering 150As Berkeley Engineering celebrates a century and a half of making our mark on history, we're highlighting people with the pioneering spirit, creative energy and social responsibility that characterize the college. This week: Richard S. Muller, MEMS pioneer.

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