Berkeley Engineering in the News

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

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  • 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, UC Berkeley professor of structural engineering, comments on the safety of towers that have transformed San Francisco’s skyline over the past decade.

  • solar panel installation
    Our energy grid is vulnerable. Locally sourced power may be the answer.

    10/11/2019 - EECS adjunct professor Alexandra “Sascha” von Meier talks about the risks posed by the current energy grid and possible solutions moving forward.

  • Andy Packard
    Andy Packard, professor, pioneer in robust control systems, dies at age 56

    10/7/2019 - Professor Andrew (Andy) K. Packard, professor of mechanical engineering and a pioneer in robust control theory who holds the FANUC Chair of Mechanical Systems, passed away at age 59 on September 30, 2019 after a long battle with cancer.

  • Jennifer Marigold
    Berkeley receives grant to grow public interest technology

    10/7/2019 - UC Berkeley received a $180,000 grant from the Public Interest Technology University Network to develop an innovative curriculum that encourages students to work across disciplines and understand the ethical, political and societal implications of technology.

  • Ribbon cutting
    ESS turns 10, Bechtel becomes a welcome center

    10/7/2019 - The heart of Berkeley Engineering for students is expanding. On the 10th anniversary of Engineering Student Services, the Bechtel Engineering Center will also become the site of Berkeley Engineering's Welcome Center, a place where visitors and prospective students can come to learn about everything the college has to offer.

  • water fountain
    Berkeley researchers help secure water future

    9/27/2019 - The National Alliance for Water Innovation , which includes researchers from Berkeley Engineering, has been awarded a five-year, $100 million Energy-Water Desalination Hub by the U.S. Department of Energy to address water security issues in the United States.

  • Eight Berkeley engineers honored as Siebel Scholars

    9/25/2019 - Eight Berkeley Engineering graduate students — five from bioengineering, two from computer science and one from energy science — have been named to the Siebel Scholars Foundation’s 2020 class.

  • San Francisco
    Can cellphones help cities be more energy efficient?

    9/23/2019 - Berkeley Engineering, Berkeley Lab and MIT researchers have created a new tool that uses cellphone data to estimate building occupancy rates in urban areas, with the aim of optimizing energy use at a citywide scale — and helping to mitigate climate change.

  • Stuart Russell
    Warning! AI is heading for a cliff

    9/19/2019 California Magazine - EECS professor Stuart Russell proposes a solution to AI’s fundamental "design error."