Berkeley Engineering in the News

Wearable sensors detect what’s in your sweat

sensor on forehead

8/16/2019 - A team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, is developing wearable skin sensors that can detect what’s in your sweat. They hope that one day, monitoring perspiration could bypass the need for more invasive procedures like blood draws, and provide real-time updates on health problems such as dehydration or fatigue.

Meet Berkeley’s new data science leader

Jennifer Tour Chayes

8/14/2019 - The University of California, Berkeley, announced today that Jennifer Tour Chayes, Microsoft technical fellow and managing director for Microsoft Research in New England, New York and Montreal, will become the university’s new Associate Provost for the Division of Data Science and Information and Dean of the School of Information.

Jerome R. Singer, pioneer of magnetic resonance imaging, dies at 97

Jerome Singer

8/6/2019 - Jerome R. Singer, a UC Berkeley professor emeritus and a pioneer in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), passed away July 30. He was 97. Singer taught and conducted research for 25 years in the electrical engineering and computer sciences and the biophysics departments at Berkeley.

You can’t squash this roach-inspired robot

Thumbnail of video: This robot has some eerie similarities to cockroaches

8/1/2019 - A new insect-sized robot created by UC Berkeley researchers can scurry across the floor at nearly the speed of a darting cockroach and can't be squashed. Small-scale robots like these could be advantageous in search and rescue missions.

UC Berkeley launches joint master’s degree in business and engineering


7/23/2019 - Haas School of Business and UC Berkeley have joined forces to launch a concurrent MBA/MEng degree program to equip innovative leaders with the skills to take on complex and technical challenges. Enrolling for fall 2020, the program will allow students to earn both a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Engineering degree in just two years.