Materials science

Piranha-proof fish scales offer inspiration for armor

Piranha

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 is #3 in U.S. News rankings

Engineering students pose with Oski

9/9/2019 U.S. News & World Report - Berkeley Engineering's undergraduate program was again ranked third overall and the top public engineering school by U.S. News & World Report. Eight individual engineering programs were ranked among the top 5 in their respective fields, and all were in the top 10.

Algorithms uncover hidden scientific knowledge

Word cloud diagram of terms related to thermoelectric

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.

Berkeley Engineers off to change the world

Commencement 2019

5/22/2019 - At two rainy commencement ceremonies, speakers called on graduates to draw on their Berkeley Engineering education to promote equity as well as innovation.

Greener days ahead for carbon fuels

Diagram demonstrating recycling carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals through a copper catalyst

12/18/2018 Berkeley Lab - Researchers led by Joel Ager, MSE adjunct professor, have discovered copper's potential as a catalyst for turning carbon dioxide into sustainable chemicals and fuels without wasteful byproducts.

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