Katya Rakhmatulina

Fire & water

Restoring natural fire regimes to California’s mountains could be a win-win-win: more water, improved biodiversity and a reduced risk of catastrophic fires.

Fire & water

Restoring natural fire regimes to California's mountains could be a win-win-win: more water, improved biodiversity and a reduced risk of catastrophic fires

11/14/2018, by Nate Seltenrich The verdant meadows of Illilouette Creek drain directly into the southeastern corner of bustling Yosemite Valley via 370-foot Illilouette Falls. Springtime wildflower displays draw crowds from the popular lookout at Glacier Point, a short hike away. The Illilouette Creek Basin also happens to be surrounded by a bowl of pure Yosemite granite, meaning its 40,000 acres are actually quite isolated in one important way: fire. When a blaze ignites by lightning, it’s not likely to escape. Typically firefighters don’t even...

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Trees burning in smoky forest

New group to explore engineering solutions for wildfires

11/16/2018 The newly formed Fire Research Group , led by mechanical engineering professor Tarek Zohdi, brings together scientists from UC Berkeley, the Space Sciences Lab and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to find more effective engineering solutions for uncontrolled wildfires.

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Playing high school football changes the teenage brain

11/15/2018 A single season of high school football may be enough to cause microscopic changes in the structure of the brain, according to a new study by researchers from three universities led by Berkeley EECS professor Chunlei Liu.

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MRI scans showing changes in the brains of young football players
  • 'I don't really want to work at Facebook'

    11/15/2018 New York Times - A visit to Cal Hacks finds that for many young engineers, including Berkeley computer science students, the stigma of working for Facebook is beginning to outweigh the financial and other benefits.

  • Shmuel Oren awarded Berkeley Citation

    11/13/2018 - Recently retired IEOR professor Shmuel Oren, now serving as a professor of the graduate school, has been awarded the Berkeley Citation, one of UC Berkeley’s highest awards honoring individuals "whose achievements exceed the standards of excellence."

  • Skin-like sensor maps blood-oxygen levels anywhere in the body

    11/7/2018 - A new flexible sensor developed by engineers at UC Berkeley can map blood-oxygen levels over large areas of skin, tissue and organs, potentially giving doctors a new way to monitor healing wounds in real time.

  • Berkeley engineers selected to modernize the grid

    11/2/2018 - The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has selected eighteen teams, including two with Berkeley Engineering researchers, to participate in the Grid Optimization Competition. which aims to develop new management software for the nation's electricity grid.

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: Andy Grove, visionary CEO.

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