Research

Is spaghetti the key to building a better robot?

1/22/2020 - Studying how spaghetti reacts to water might offer clues to how robots built from flexible materials can better mimic human movement, according to Oliver O'Reilly, professor of mechanical engineering.

Ceder peeks into the battery pipeline

Gerbrand Ceder

12/16/2019 Berkeley Lab - From cobalt-free to sodium-ion, materials science and engineering professor Gerbrand Ceder evaluates some of the most promising battery technologies in development.

Heat energy leaps through empty space, thanks to quantum weirdness

Vacuum chamber used to test heat transfer

12/11/2019 - In a surprising new study, Berkeley researchers led by Xiang Zhang, professor of mechanical engineering, showed that heat energy can travel through a complete vacuum due to invisible quantum fluctuations, a discovery that could have profound implications for the design of computer chips.

Building a world where data privacy exists

Dawn Song in her office

11/18/2019 New York Times - Electrical engineering and computer sciences professor Dawn Song, a leading expert in computer security and trustworthy artificial intelligence, is building a platform in which people control their own data online and are compensated for its use by corporations.

Weill Neurohub to fuel race for new brain disease treatments

11/14/2019 Berkeley News - The newly launched Weill Neurohub, supported with a $106 million gift from the Weill Family Foundation, will bring together researchers in engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry and mathematics to speed the development of new therapies for brain and neural diseases.

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