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  • Ravi Prasher
    Ravi Prasher to lead energy technologies at Berkeley Lab

    7/19/2018 Berkeley Lab - Ravi Prasher, adjunct professor of mechanical engineering, has been promoted to associate laboratory director for energy technologies at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he previously headed the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division.

  • Young interns in the CITRIS Invention Lab
    Young interns design and create in CITRIS Invention Lab

    7/16/2018 CITRIS - Teenagers from Bay Area junior high and high schools are spending two weeks in the CITRIS Invention Lab this summer, using things like laster cutters and 3D printers to spread their maker wings and fly.

  • Alessandro Chiesa, John Schulman and Chelsea Finn
    Three Berkeley engineers named as top young innovators

    6/29/2018 - An EECS professor, graduate student and recent alumnus have been named to MIT Technology Review’s 2018 list of “35 Innovators Under 35.”

  • Construction cranes on the Los Angeles skyline
    A seismic change in predicting how earthquakes will shake tall buildings

    6/28/2018 New York Times - "There are going to be large changes coming" in the calculation of risk faced by by tall buildings during a major West Coast earthquake, adjunct civil and environmental engineering professor Norman Abrahamson told a conference of earthquake engineers in Los Angeles.

  • Eugene Haller
    Eugene Haller, leading expert in semiconductor materials, dies at 75

    6/28/2018 - Eugene E. Haller, professor emeritus of materials science and engineering, founder of Berkeley Lab's Electronic Materials Program and a pioneer in the field of ultrapure materials, died June 22.

  • Alice Agogino with BEST Lab students on staircase
    Alice Agogino wins top U.S. award for mentoring

    6/27/2018 - Mechanical engineering professor Alice Agogino has been named winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, the government’s highest honor for mentors in STEM fields.

  • Mouse exhibiting repetitive digging behavior
    CRISPR reduces autism symptoms in mice

    6/26/2018 - Scientists have used a CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique developed by Berkeley bioengineer Niren Murthy to lessen some autism symptoms in mice with a form of fragile X syndrome, the most common known single-gene cause of autism spectrum disorder.

  • Tsu-Jae King Liu
    Tsu-Jae King Liu named new dean of Berkeley Engineering

    6/19/2018 - EECS professor and NAE member is known for her innovations in semiconductor technology; appointment effective July 1.

  • Sebastian Palluk and Daniel Arlow in a lab at the Joint BioEnergy Institute
    New technique could speed synthesis of DNA

    6/18/2018 - A team of scientists in chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Jay Keasling's lab has made a breakthrough in the synthesis of new genes, offering promise for cheaper, faster and safer development of medicines.

  • Lisa Alvarez-Cohen
    Alvarez-Cohen to lead academic planning for campus

    6/18/2018 - Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, the Fred and Claire Sauer Professor of Environmental Engineering, has been named as Berkeley’s next vice provost for academic planning, effective July 1.


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