10/17/2019 UCSD - UC Berkeley and UC San Diego material scientists have discovered the secret to Arapaima gigas's impermeable armor. The scales on this Amazonian freshwater fish could serve as inspiration for stronger, lightweight and flexible synthetic armors.
Berkeley Engineering in the News
10/15/2019 San Francisco Chronicle - Jack Moehle, UC Berkeley professor of structural engineering, comments on the safety of towers that have transformed San Francisco’s skyline over the past decade.
10/11/2019 - EECS adjunct professor Alexandra “Sascha” von Meier talks about the risks posed by the current energy grid and possible solutions moving forward.
10/7/2019 - Professor Andrew (Andy) K. Packard, professor of mechanical engineering and a pioneer in robust control theory who holds the FANUC Chair of Mechanical Systems, passed away at age 59 on September 30, 2019 after a long battle with cancer.
10/7/2019 - The heart of Berkeley Engineering for students is expanding. On the 10th anniversary of Engineering Student Services, the Bechtel Engineering Center will also become the site of Berkeley Engineering's Welcome Center, a place where visitors and prospective students can come to learn about everything the college has to offer.
10/7/2019 - UC Berkeley received a $180,000 grant from the Public Interest Technology University Network to develop an innovative curriculum that encourages students to work across disciplines and understand the ethical, political and societal implications of technology.
9/27/2019 - The National Alliance for Water Innovation , which includes researchers from Berkeley Engineering, has been awarded a five-year, $100 million Energy-Water Desalination Hub by the U.S. Department of Energy to address water security issues in the United States.
9/25/2019 - Eight Berkeley Engineering graduate students — five from bioengineering, two from computer science and one from energy science — have been named to the Siebel Scholars Foundation’s 2020 class.
9/23/2019 - Berkeley Engineering, Berkeley Lab and MIT researchers have created a new tool that uses cellphone data to estimate building occupancy rates in urban areas, with the aim of optimizing energy use at a citywide scale — and helping to mitigate climate change.
9/19/2019 California Magazine - EECS professor Stuart Russell proposes a solution to AI’s fundamental "design error."