1/16/2019 - In a new paper, Berkeley engineers build on 35 years of research with new algorithms that compute robust robot pick points, enabling robot grasping of a diverse range of products without training.
12/13/2018 - A cheap and effective gelatin-based catalyst, developed by mechanical engineering professor Liwei Lin and his Berkeley research team, can generate hydrogen fuel from water just as efficiently as platinum, the far more expensive current standard.
11/16/2018 Fung Institute - The newly formed Fire Research Group , led by mechanical engineering professor Tarek Zohdi, brings together scientists from UC Berkeley, the Space Sciences Lab and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to find more effective engineering solutions for uncontrolled wildfires.
11/14/2018 Using microfluidic technology, researchers can distinguish cells that are central to breast cancer development.
11/14/2018 Scientists have fabricated electronic switches and sensors directly onto paper, where folding it can switch circuits on and off.
11/14/2018 Researchers have developed a thin-film device that converts waste heat to energy, using pyroelectric energy conversion.
10/22/2018 - Berkeley engineers have come up with a clever and inexpensive solution to automatically regulate the temperature of lithium-ion batteries. Their technology could expand the practical use of electric vehicles and consumer electronics in more extreme temperatures.
10/15/2018 Medium - Six undergrad engineers are developing "SpinorSats" — each less than 10 grams, about the size of an Apple Watch — that they hope will be the smallest maneuverable satellites in space.
10/3/2018 - Chancellor Carol Christ reflects back on the legacy of Chang-Lien Tien, her predecessor and mentor, professor of mechanical engineering, builder of community and "an extraordinary leader."
7/19/2018 Berkeley Lab - Ravi Prasher, adjunct professor of mechanical engineering, has been promoted to associate laboratory director for energy technologies at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he previously headed the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division.