Dec 05, 2013 CITRIS News David Culler to receive the Okawa Prize, 2013
EECS Department Chair and Director of the CITRIS Energy Initative David Culler has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 Okawa Prize, which is awarded annually by the Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications.
Dec 04, 2013 College of Engineering Stanley Berger, known for his work in blood flow, dies at 79
Stanley A. Berger, Montford G. Cook professor emeritus of mechanical engineering and bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and a renowned expert in fluid mechanics, died on Nov. 25, 2013. He was 79.
Dec 02, 2013 White House Press Office Susan Graham appointed to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Policy
Susan Graham, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, was appointed by President Obama to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).
Nov 27, 2013 Forbes Educating a maker: The Berkeley perspective
Students are busy in the CITRIS Invention Lab, on the bottom floor of Sutardja Dai Hall. The lab, which is co-directed by Bjoern Hartmann and Eric Paulos, both EECS professors, houses new rapid prototyping equipment, such as 3D printers and laser cutters. Hartmann teaches an interactive device design class, while Paulos teaches a class called Critical Making. Both classes emphasize design thinking and hands-on learning.
Nov 26, 2013 UC Berkeley NewsCenter Kevin Healy named AAAS Fellow
Kevin Healy, professor of bioengineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon the association’s members by their peers. Healy was cited for his distinguished contributions to the fields of bioengineering and biomaterials science, particularly for the understanding and development of bioinspired materials.
Nov 21, 2013 Daily Californian Solar car team works into the night months before next race
The CalSol team has been hard at work — including nights and football weekends — getting Zephyr, their latest solar-powered car, ready for the July 2014 American Solar Challenge race from Texas to Minnesota.
Nov 19, 2013 Mechanical Engineering George Leitmann receives French Legion of Honor
George Leitmann, professor of the Graduate School and professor emeritus of Engineering Science, has been awarded Knight of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest tribute recognizing military and civil service on behalf of the French nation.
Nov 18, 2013 UC Berkeley NewsCenter Could magnets end the era of transistors?
New work by Berkeley Engineering researchers could soon transform the building blocks of modern electronics by making nanomagnetic switches a viable replacement for the conventional transistors found in all computers.
A new center now open in Shanghai will strengthen the College of Engineering’s research and educational partnerships with academic and industry colleagues in China. The Shanghai Zhangjiang Berkeley Engineering Innovation Center, or Z-BEI, was formally launched in a Nov. 15 ceremony presided over by officials from UC Berkeley, Zhangjiang High-Tech Park and the Shanghai-area government.
Nov 13, 2013 UC Berkeley NewsCenter New data science institute to help scholars harness ‘big data’
The Moore and Sloan Foundations are putting $37.8 million toward a new data science initiative to advance data-driven scholarship in the social and physical sciences. Their five-year million grant will be shared by UC Berkeley, the University of Washington and New York University to encourage collaboration on new ways of supporting researchers and students to mine today’s data flood for new discoveries.
Nov 06, 2013 UC Berkeley NewsCenter New measures to make Berkeley labs, workshops safer
Mark Freiberg, executive director of the campus Office of Environment, Health and Safety, discusses new University of California policies on personal protective equipment and lab safety training and how they will affect UC Berkeley researchers.