Berkeley Engineering in the News

A constantly updated archive of press clippings about Berkeley engineers and the College of Engineering.

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  • Vacuum chamber used to test heat transfer
    Heat energy leaps through empty space, thanks to quantum weirdness

    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 thanks to invisible quantum fluctuations, a discovery that could have profound implications for the design of computer chips.

  • IEEE Mefdal of Honor winner Chenming Hu
    Chenming Hu awarded IEEE Medal of Honor

    12/6/2019 IEEE - The EECS professor emeritus was recognized for his distinguished work with semiconductor models, particularly 3-D device structures.

  • Jupiter
    Jupiter's Great Red Spot not dying

    12/3/2019 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.

  • Blue robot with flowers in a vase.
    AI-powered Berkeley robot among Popular Science’s ‘Best of What’s New'

    12/3/2019 - Berkeley's Blue robot named among Popular Science's 100 great innovations for 2019.

  • Rebecca Abergel and David Schaffer
    Abergel, Schaffer named to AAAS

    11/26/2019 - Rebecca Abergel, assistant professor of nuclear engineering, and David Schaffer, professor of bioengineering and of chemical and biomolecular engineering, are among five Berkeley faculty members named new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Dawn Song in her office
    Building a world where data privacy exists

    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.

  • Silicon Valley combatting deepfake videos that could upend an election

    11/5/2019 Los Angeles Times - Leaders in artificial intelligence are unveiling a tool to push back against deepfake videos, built in part on scanning software that UC Berkeley has been developing in partnership with the U.S. military.

  • Two brain scans: One as normally seen by a radiologist, and one with hemorrhaging areas highlighted by AI technology
    With AI, machines become expert at reading brain scans

    10/22/2019 - A computer algorithm developed by scientists at UCSF and UC Berkeley bested two out of four expert radiologists at finding tiny brain hemorrhages in head scans — an advance that one day may help doctors treat patients with traumatic brain injuries, strokes and aneurysms.

  • Piranha
    Piranha-proof fish scales offer inspiration for armor

    10/17/2019 UCSD - UC Berkeley and UC San Diego material scientists have discovered the secret to Arapaima gigas's impermeable armor. The scales on this Amazonian freshwater fish could serve as inspiration for stronger, lightweight and flexible synthetic armors.

  • SF Buildings
    Towers in earthquake country — designers say the new ones are safe to their core

    10/15/2019 San Francisco Chronicle - Jack Moehle, professor of structural engineering, comments on the safety of towers that have transformed San Francisco’s skyline over the past decade.

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