Graphic of Lucira coronavirus test device and 4-step instructions

Home coronavirus test springs from Berkeley Engineering roots

First FDA-approved, rapid test for home use was developed by Lucira Health, founded by bioengineering Ph.D. graduates Debkishore Mitra and John Waldeisen

Time-lapse photo of robotic arm grasping and moving various objects

Deep learning helps robots grasp and move objects with ease

Combining neural networks with motion planning software gives robots the speed and skill to assist in warehouse environments

Stories from Fall 2020 Berkeley Engineer magazine

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Our fall magazine digs into a next-gen material, arsenic in drinking water and the latest research news on campus

JPS project supplies awaiting pick-up.

Creativity still shines through remote learning

Remote learning has inspired creative thinking for Berkeley Engineering courses that emphasize team collaboration and maker projects

Ashok Gadgil and Ph.D. student Dana Hernandez, right, test new technology at Gadgil’s lab.

Safe to drink

Professor Ashok Gadgil has found an affordable, scalable way to remove arsenic from drinking water


A newborn infant receives supplemental warming while getting skin-to-skin contact with the mother

Patents for Humanity honors Berkeley-designed infant warmer

An infant-warming device developed by civil and environmental engineering professor Ashok Gadgil and a Berkeley Lab colleague received an honorable mention
A microscope image of the structures used to initiate the magnetization switching

Researchers break magnetic memory speed record

Advance could lead to new generation of ultrafast computer chips that retain data even when there is no power
UC Berkeley workers remove a wastewater autosampler from a sewer drain

Tracking COVID-19 in our sewers

Berkeley civil engineers have developed a rapid, low-cost and effective method to test for the presence of the coronavirus in wastewater flowing through municipal sewer systems
WOman and man viewing research poster presentation

To help diversify STEM faculty, Berkeley-led model goes national

Consortium of nine top research universities is 'confronting systemic practices that don’t advance equity'
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