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  • Illustration of metal carbides sparking a reaction that splits water into oxygen and valuable hydrogen gas
    Jiggly Jell-O makes powerful new hydrogen fuel catalyst

    12/13/2018 - A cheap and effective gelatin-based catalyst, developed by Berkeley researchers led by mechanical engineering professor Liwei Lin, can generate hydrogen fuel from water just as efficiently as platinum, the far more expensive current standard.

  • Professor Joyashree Roy and project team member Sreeman Mypati tasting water from ECAR plant.
    This innovation removes deadly arsenic from India's water

    12/12/2018 The Better India - Everyday, tens of millions of people drink water that significantly increases their risk of cancer and other deadly diseases. UC Berkeley professor Ashok Gadgil amd Asian Institute of Technology's Joyashree Roy hope to fix that with an efficient and cost-effective system called Electrochemical Arsenic Remediation (ECAR) for removing arsenic contamination from drinking water.

  • Connie Chang-Hasnain
    Connie Chang-Hasnain named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

    12/11/2018 - EECS professor Connie Chang-Hasnain has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, an organization that champions the societal benefits of university research.

  • Eli Yablonovitch
    Eli Yablonovitch wins 2019 Franklin Medal

    12/10/2018 - Eli Yablonovitch, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, will receive the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering.

  • Sports-Tech class
    Sports Tech - The future of Cal Athletics

    12/7/2018 Berkeley Science Review - A new collaboration between Cal Athletics and the College of Engineering, puts athletes and engineers to work developing base technologies or applications that improve athletic performance.

  • Illustration of MIT's ion-powered aircraft
    Ion drive flight test points to radically different future for aviation

    12/5/2018 Forbes - Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have conducted a successful 8-second flight test of an aircraft with an ion drive propulsion system, a larger version of the same cutting-edge technology that Berkeley engineers are using to fly centimeter-scale microrobots .

  • MESO Project
    New quantum material could take computers beyond semiconductors

    12/3/2018 - Researchers from Intel Corp. and UC Berkeley's MSE are looking beyond current transistor technology and preparing the way for a new type of memory and logic circuit that could someday be in every computer on the planet.

  • Allen Goldstein and Katherine Yelick
    Allen Goldstein and Katherine Yelick elected AAAS fellows

    11/27/2018 - EECS professor Katherine Yelick and CEE professor Allen Goldstein, both faculty scientists at Berkeley Lab, were elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Tsu-Jae King Liu honored for contributions to research and industry

    11/19/2018 - This month, Berkeley Engineering dean Tsu-Jae King Liu was honored by the Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) and Women’s Inc. magazine for her trailblazing contributions to research and industry.

  • Traffic on freeway interchange
    Watch just a few self-driving cars stop traffic jams

    11/19/2018 Science - Anyone can start a traffic jam — just by tapping the brakes. Now, scientists at Berkeley have shown that a few self-driving cars can prevent such jams — and in some cases double the average speed of surrounding vehicles.


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