drone

Drones will fly for days with new photovoltaic engine

UC Berkeley researchers just broke another record in photovoltaic efficiency, an achievement that could lead to an ultralight engine that can power drones for days and deep space probes for centuries.

Drones will fly for days with new photovoltaic engine

7/17/2019, by Linda Vu UC Berkeley researchers just broke another record in photovoltaic efficiency, an achievement that could lead to an ultralight engine that can power drones for days. For the past 15 years, the efficiency of converting heat into electricity with thermovoltaics has been stalled at 23 percent. But a groundbreaking physical insight has allowed researchers to raise this efficiency to 29 percent...

Full article

X
piezoelectric patch

Adding touch to virtual and augmented reality

7/15/2019, by Linda Vu Today’s augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) technologies simulate a vivid interactive experience by altering the scene users see and the sounds they hear. But what if users could also feel their way through an experience? A new flexible, wearable device developed by Berkeley Engineering researchers could someday make this a reality.

Full article

X

Berkeley students get a global perspective of technology innovation

7/9/2019, by Linda Vu Twenty UC Berkeley students — most with limited travel experience, including some that have never left the United States — went on a whirlwind educational tour of Singapore and the Philippines earlier this summer to learn firsthand how technology innovation and application is approached in countries outside of the United States.

Full article

X
Globe Ambassadors
  • Algorithms uncover hidden scientific knowledge

    7/5/2019 Berkeley Lab - A team of materials science researchers from Berkeley Lab and Berkeley Engineering has found that with minimal training, machine-learning text mining of the existing scientific literature can lead to new discoveries.

  • White House honors engineering faculty with early career awards

    7/3/2019 - Anca Dragan and Javad Lavaei have been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the White House announced this week.

  • New RIOS Lab to expand open-source ecosystem for dominant computer processor instruction set

    7/1/2019 - The Tsinghua-UC Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI) has launched a non-profit research lab to expand and elevate the capabilities of reduced instruction set computer (RISC) microprocessors. The RISC-V International Open Source Laboratory, or RIOS, will involve the development of open-source hardware and software designs.

  • Berkeley professors named innovators under 35

    6/25/2019 - Two Berkeley Engineering professors — mechanical engineering’s Grace Gu and EECS’ Raluca Ada Popa — were included in MIT Technology Review’s list of “innovators under 35” today. This honor is given annually to technologists whose work has great potential to change the world

Spring magazine

The latest edition  of Berkeley Engineer magazine includes features on the impact of self-driving vehicles, tiny machines that heal, the future of food and more.

Images from spring magazine issue

Read it online

N=16

Berkeley Engineering programs ranked in the top 5 nationally by USN&WR

Stellar faculty

Our faculty includes 73 members of the National Academy of Engineering