04/14/20 — New research refutes reports that Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is dying.
04/14/20 — A study has determined exactly what makes the scales of the Amazonian freshwater fish, Arapaima gigas, so tough.
04/14/20 — A new flexible, wearable device that can sense motion and give haptic feedback has applications for AR/VR technologies.
04/14/20 — Researchers have shown that heat energy, in the form of molecular vibrations, can travel across a few hundred nanometers of a complete vacuum.
04/10/20 Berkeley News — Paige Balcom is co-founder of Takataka Plastics, which has its roots in Berkeley's Big Ideas Contest.
04/02/20 — Converting CPAP and BiPAP machines safely could add tens of thousands to COVID-19 ventilator supply
03/18/20 — Berkeley researchers utilize photolithography and programmable DNA to rapidly “print” two-dimensional arrays of cells and proteins that mimic cellular environments in the body
02/18/20 UMD Right Now — Pines, the current dean of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering, will start his appointment July 1.
01/22/20 — 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.
01/02/20 American Academy of Mechanics — Tarek Zohdi, Chancellor's Professor and Will C. Hall Endowed Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been named the 2019 Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics. This is an honor accorded to only one person per year in the country.
12/11/19 — 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.
12/03/19 NBC News — After studying the behavior of Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot with computer simulations, Berkeley researchers, led by mechanical engineering professor Philip Marcus, say there is no evidence that the giant storm is dying, despite observations over the past decade suggesting it is shrinking.
10/25/19 — A new 3D printing technique may allow whole organs, living tissue, bone and blood vessels to be printed on demand.
10/25/19 — Engineers have created an insect-sized robot that can move as fast as a cockroach and withstand the weight of the average human.
10/07/19 — Professor Andrew Packard, professor of mechanical engineering, passed away in September. A popular and gifted teacher, Packard was a pioneering researcher in robust control theory.
09/09/19 U.S. News & World Report — Berkeley Engineering's undergraduate program was again ranked third overall and the top public engineering school by U.S. News & World Report. Eight individual engineering programs were ranked among the top 5 in their respective fields, and all were in the top 10.
08/12/19 — A program called Transfer-to-Excellence Research Experiences for Undergraduates offers students from California community colleges the opportunity to work alongside Berkeley researchers.
08/01/19 — Berkeley Engineering's contributions to the rise of the semiconductor industry were featured in a recent library podcast, while mechanical engineering professor emeritus George Leitmann was interviewed for an oral history project.
08/01/19 — A new insect-sized robot created by Berkeley researchers can scurry across the floor and squeeze into tight spaces like a cockroach, a big advantage in search-and-rescue missions.
07/15/19 — A new device developed by Berkeley Engineering researchers could allow users to feel their way through an augmented and virtual reality experience.