06/06/22 — Technique is more sensitive than standard PCR tests in large sample volumes and can be adapted to emerging COVID-19 variants
04/26/22 — In honor of Earth Day, students from professor Tina Chow's CE 105 class joined with Edison High School to build and distribute air purifiers to the south Stockton community
04/15/22 — Using a novel method to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus, researchers worked with public agencies to monitor infection levels in local wastewater samples.
01/27/22 — SFGate: While indicators suggest COVID-19 cases are on the decline across the Bay Area, wastewater analyzed for SARS-CoV-2 at Berkeley Engineering professor Kara Nelson's lab suggests that three areas of the region may have yet to peak.
11/12/21 — Berkeley News: Berkeley engineers attached SARS-CoV-2 “spike” proteins to the surface of liposomes, creating lab-made mimics of the deadly virus as part of a process to enable efficient testing of antibody therapies.
04/27/21 — Nine engineering teaching groups were honored for innovations in remote instruction
12/10/20 LBL — Scientists from Berkeley Engineering and Berkeley Lab have designed a rechargeable N95 mask with a custom fit
12/04/20 — New diagnostic test, with accurate results in under 30 minutes, developed by scientists at Berkeley (including bioengineer Daniel Fletcher) and Gladstone Institutes
11/18/20 — First FDA-approved, rapid test for home use was developed by Lucira Health, founded by bioengineering Ph.D. graduates Debkishore Mitra and John Waldeisen
11/05/20 — In response to the pandemic, engineers at Berkeley pivoted their research to help test, treat and heal a growing number of patients.
10/29/20 — Berkeley civil engineers have developed a rapid, low-cost and effective method to test for the presence of the coronavirus in wastewater flowing through municipal sewer systems
07/14/20 — How various members of the Fung Institute community take initiative to support COVID-19 response
07/07/20 — Resourceful and affordable, about 600 apparatuses from Grace O'Connell's lab head to Ecuador this month
06/24/20 — Samples from a single collection station can reveal clues to how the SARS-CoV-2 virus is circulating in communities
06/24/20 — C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute announces new funding for projects
04/25/20 Berkeley News — Berkeley bioengineer Patrick Hsu and colleagues at UCSF found flaws in many of the 14 serology tests evaluated.
04/24/20 — Rebecca Abergel, Paul Adams, and Adam Arkin are overseeing projects designed to boost coronavirus diagnostic technology
04/16/20 — Hany Farid is conducting a major survey of people to see how much they believe conspiracies about COVID-19
04/16/20 SCET — New initiative helps designers, engineers and makers explore open-source plans for medical supplies needed by those on the frontlines of the COVID19 pandemic
04/15/20 — Engineers develop powered air-purifying respirators that can be rapidly manufactured using widely available components