Honors & awards

Adam Arkin wins DOE's 2013 Lawrence Award

Adam Arkin

4/16/2014 Berkeley Lab - Bioengineering professor Adam Arkin, director of Berkeley Lab’s Physical Biosciences Division and a biologist who is recognized as a leading authority on the evolutionary design principles of cellular networks and populations and their application to systems and synthetic biology, has been named one of six recipients of the 2013 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, the Department of Energy’s highest scientific honor.

Email innovator Eric Allman named to Internet Hall of Fame

Eric Allman

4/9/2014 Internet Society - Software pioneer Eric Allman (B.S.'77 EECS, M.S.'80 CS), whose creation of the sendmail program in the 1980s made possible email as we know it today, has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. Joining him as a member of the class of 2014 is the late Douglas Engelbart (Ph.D.'55 EE), father of the computer mouse.

Ashok Gadgil named an I-House alumni of the year

Ashok Gadgil

4/3/2014 International House - Ashok Gadgil, a prolific inventor and Berkeley professor of civil and environmental engineering, and philanthropist Wendy Schmidt have been selected as Alumni of the Year 2014 by International House at UC Berkeley.

Students’ energy-efficiency proposal wins ‘Most Innovative’ in DOE competition

Winners of DOE energy efficiency innovation award

3/26/2014 Daily Californian - A team of four Berkeley Engineering undergraduates won “Most Innovative” in one of six categories at the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Case Competition for its proposal to improve energy efficiency at universities. Members of the Golden EnergTech team were Nanavati Low (IEOR '16), Daniel Tjandra (ChemE '14), Michael Chang (CEE '15) and Grace Vasiknanonte (MSE '16).

Berkeley Engineering garners four No. 1 rankings

McLaughlin Hall

3/11/2014 U.S. News & World Report - In the U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate programs released Tuesday, Berkeley Engineering ranked 1st in computer science, environmental engineering, civil engineering, and electrical engineering. Bioengineering moved from 10th to 7th. All programs remain ranked in the top 10.

Gadgil's inventions win him spot in hall of fame

Ashok Gadgil with his Berkeley-Darfur stove

3/4/2014 National Inventors Hall of Fame - Ashok Gadgil, professor of civil and environmental engineering, had been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Gadgil was honored for two inventions that have helped millions of people in remote areas: UV Waterworks, a low-powered water disinfection system that uses UV light to kill pathogens, and the Berkeley-Darfur Stove, which reduces fuel demands of those in displacement camps.

Pinning down malevolent cancer cells

Lydia Sohn and her research

2/7/2014 Berkeley Research - Lydia Sohn, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is analyzing circulating tumor cells in the bloodstream of breast cancer patients, aiming to find new methods for early diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Her work has earned her recognition as one of five new Bakar Fellows on the Berkeley campus.

NAE adds three Berkeley faculty to its ranks

Carlos Daganzo, J. Karl Hedrick and Jack Moehle

2/6/2014 - Three Berkeley Engineering faculty — Carlos Daganzo (CEE), J. Karl Hedrick (ME) and Jack Moehle (CEE) — are among 67 new members and 11 foreign associates elected Thursday to the National Academy of Engineering.

BioE's Herr and Li are new AIMBE Fellows

Amy Herr and Song Li

2/6/2014 - Bioengineering professors Amy Herr and Song Li have been named members of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows. The college is composed of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country.