04/26/21 — By stacking and twisting graphene layers, researchers have converted a linear material into one with non-linear capabilities crucial to technology.
04/26/21 — A chemical process that converts polyethylene plastic into a strong adhesive could create economic incentives for recycling plastic bags.
04/21/21 — Ting Xu's lab has embedded polymer-eating enzymes in plastic to allow programmed degradation after the plastic's useful life is over
03/24/21 Berkeley Lab — Heavy elements and a really powerful microscope help scientists map uncharted paths toward new materials and cancer therapies
12/17/20 — New catalytic process can stick polyethylene to metal or other materials, potentially boosting the economics of recycling
12/10/20 LBL — Scientists from Berkeley Engineering and Berkeley Lab have designed a rechargeable N95 mask with a custom fit
12/02/20 — Engineering professors Sanjay Kumar (bioengineering), Robert Ritchie (mechanical engineering and materials science) and Peidong Yang (chemistry and materials science) are among five Berkeley scholars elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
11/05/20 — Professor Junqiao Wu is developing next-gen technologies with vanadium dioxide, a compound that can change from an insulator to a metal.
10/29/20 — Advance could lead to new generation of ultrafast computer chips that retain data even when there is no power
10/20/20 — By stacking sheets of graphene on top of each other and twisting them, researchers have converted a common linear material into one with nonlinear optical capabilities crucial to everyday technology.
09/28/20 — Five new faculty members are joining the College of Engineering as faculty fellows, with ample funding to equip labs, hire graduate students and get their research projects up and running.
08/19/20 Berkeley Lab — New material could ultimately combine the efficiency and robustness of capacitors with the energy storage capabilities of larger-scale batteries for use in consumer electronics.
08/05/20 — MSE professor's pioneering use of data-driven methodologies for materials discovery is spurring a new age of innovation
07/23/20 — The visual decoy technique could lead to new advances in encryption technology
06/22/20 — Junqiao Wu, professor of material science and engineering, awarded campus's new $225,000 prize for real-world potential of his thermal-powered material transformations
06/22/20 Berkeley Lab — High-tech imaging of carp scales by Berkeley materials scientists reveals remarkable properties that could lead to advanced synthetic materials
05/08/20 — Kristin Persson leads the Materials Project, an open-access online database to assist scientists searching for the next big thing in batteries, solar cells, and computer chips
04/29/20 — Ramesh has created nanosized materials that can power small electrical devices with minimal amounts of energy
04/22/20 — A team of researchers have managed to grow ultra-thin material on silicon that can power small electronic devices
04/14/20 — Researchers have created a synthetic material that is as effective as naturally occurring proteins in transporting molecules through membranes.