Machines that heal

Rikky Muller and nerual dust component

5/1/2019 Rikky Muller is building tiny, wireless devices that can be implanted in the brain, with the aim of treating conditions such as epilepsy or spinal cord injuries.

Berkeley Quantum to accelerate innovation in quantum science

Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry Nanofabrication clean room.

9/28/2018 Berkeley Lab - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley have partnered to form Berkeley Quantum, a research alliance that will tackle some of the most difficult problems in quantum information science, and will facilitate the design, fabrication, and testing of quantum devices and technologies.

'Soft' semiconductors could transform HD displays

Single nanowires shown emitting different colors.

6/29/2017 Berkeley Lab - A class of semiconductors called halide perovskites could usher in new generation of optoelectronic devices, according to Berkeley Lab scientists led by materials science and engineering professor Peidong Yang.

Small wonder

5/1/2017 Researchers have created the world’s smallest transistor, a development that could advance the performance and efficiency of electronics.

Using brain implants to tune the mind

Jose Carmena

4/7/2017 Kavli Foundation - EECS and neuroscience professor Jose Carmena joined a discussion of how the federally funded BRAIN Initiative could advance brain implants as treatment for a variety of illnesses and disorders, including epilepsy, depression, Alzheimer's and PTSD.

Synthetic spider silk for sale in a $314 necktie

Spider-silk tie

3/15/2017 MIT Technology Review - Bolt Threads, co-founded by bioengineering grad David Breslauer (Ph.D.'10), is releasing its first commercially available spider-silk product: a $314 limited-edition necktie, spun from fibers grown in the startup's lab.

Kumar lab sheds new light on cellular stress fiber networks

Elena Kassianidou

2/17/2017 - New research from Professor Sanjay Kumar’s lab, led by bioengineering PhD student Elena Kassianidou, uncovers fundamental design principles of how cells and tissues define and maintain their structure, combining sophisticated micropatterning technologies to engineer cell shape, laser nanosurgery to cut individual stress fibers with light and probe their internal structure, and mathematical modeling.

For this metal, electricity flows, but not the heat

Berkeley Lab scientists use a nano-Auger electron spectroscopy instrument to measure the content of materials.

1/26/2017 Berkeley Lab - A study led by MSE professor and Berkeley Lab physicist Junqiao Wu finds that electrons in vanadium dioxide can conduct electricity without conducting heat — a law-breaking property that could lead to applications in thermoelectrics and window coatings.


Experiment in bioengineering lab

1/26/2017 Futurism - Berkeley scientists, led by bioengineering professor Kevin Healy, have developed technology that allows you to grow a model of your organs on a microchip.

Sprinkling of neural dust opens door to electroceuticals

Tiny (3mm) sensor on a fingertip

8/4/2016 - Tiny, implantable wireless sensors have been developed by a team led by EECS professors Michel Maharbiz and Jose Carmena. The dust-sized prototypes could stimulate and monitor internal nerves, muscles and organs, as well as introduce the possibility of "electroceuticals" to be used in a wide variety of treatments.