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.
Connie Chang-Hasnain named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
12/11/2018 - EECS professor Connie Chang-Hasnain has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, an organization that champions the societal benefits of university research.
Sports Tech - The future of Cal Athletics
12/7/2018 Berkeley Science Review - A new collaboration between Cal Athletics and the College of Engineering, puts athletes and engineers to work developing base technologies or applications that improve athletic performance.
Ion drive flight test points to radically different future for aviation
12/5/2018 Forbes - Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have conducted a successful 8-second flight test of an aircraft with an ion drive propulsion system, a larger version of the same cutting-edge technology that Berkeley engineers are using to fly centimeter-scale microrobots .
New quantum material could take computers beyond semiconductors
12/3/2018 - Researchers from Intel Corp. and UC Berkeley's MSE are looking beyond current transistor technology and preparing the way for a new type of memory and logic circuit that could someday be in every computer on the planet.