3/7/2016 California magazine - Thanks to outdated systems and structures, California's water managers don't know how much water the state truly has, how much we really use, or how much leaks from ancient pipes before it ever reaches a tap. Berkeley engineers like Paul Sagues (M.S.'80 ME) are working on ways to dry up that waste.
2/25/2016 - Students in mechanical engineering professor Hayden Taylor's group have won the $100,000 grand prize in the Berkeley Cleantech University Prize competition for their development of an omniphobic coating that can boost air conditioner efficiency.
2/25/2016 MIT Technology Review - Scientists are using artificial intelligence to help them achieve precise, dynamic measurements of water levels around the world. CEE professor Steven Glaser says most current water models are based on readings from the last 50 years.
2/16/2016 - Sally Thompson, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, directs an interdisciplinary group of researchers studying northern California's Eel River.
1/27/2016 CNBC - In a new video series on sustainable energy, civil and environmental engineering professor Arpad Horvath compares the environmental footprints of emerging transportation technologies, from biofuels and high-speed rail to maritime shipping and aviation.
1/21/2016 San Jose Mercury News - Sylvia McLaughlin, a co-founder of the Save the Bay organization and widow of Berkeley Engineering dean Donald McLaughlin, died Jan. 19 at her Berkeley home; she was 99.
1/15/2016 - CEE professor Baoxia Mi is developing a more efficient water filtration membrane constructed from graphene oxide, a carbon-based material that’s made from naturally-occurring graphite, the same material found in pencils.
12/16/2015 - A Louisiana native and environmental engineering Ph.D. student, Madeline Foster-Martinez is studying the fluid dynamics of a local marsh to better understand tidal wetland restoration.
12/15/2015 Scientific American - For three years, doctoral mechanical engineering student Sonia Travaglini has been studying inventor Phil Ross's mushroom composite as a sustainable alternative to wood, plastic and other materials.
11/16/2015 - Alumnus Glen Langstaff (B.S.’77 ME/NE) wants to use new technology to make disposing of old technology cheaper and more efficient. Here’s how: