Mar 11, 2014 U.S. News & World Report Berkeley Engineering garners four No. 1 rankings
In the U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate programs released Tuesday, Berkeley Engineering ranked 1st in computer science, environmental engineering, civil engineering, and electrical engineering. Bioengineering moved from 10th to 7th. All programs remain ranked in the top 10.
Mar 10, 2014 Berkeley Lab Indian company licenses invention for arsenic-free water
Berkeley researchers, led by Ashok Gadgil and Susan Amrose of civil and environmental engineering, have developed technology that uses electricity to remove arsenic from groundwater, where it can be a silent killer. More importantly, they have created a business model and partnered with a company in India to improve the technology's chances for longevity.
Mar 04, 2014 Contra Costa Times Reducing the risk of earthquake collapse in California cities
In a guest commentary, four California professors, including Berkeley Engineering's Jack Moehle, write about their joint research into the seismic risks posed by older concrete buildings, and the methods and costs of mitigating that risk.
Mar 04, 2014 Berkeley Lab Scientists show which surfaces attract clingy Staph bacteria
Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers are investigating how shapes and surface texture influence the adhesion of infectious Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria. Their work, led by Mohammad Mofrad, a Berkeley Lab faculty scientist and a professor of bioengineering and mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley, could guide the development of bacteria-resistant materials.
Mar 04, 2014 National Inventors Hall of Fame Gadgil's inventions win him spot in hall of fame
Ashok Gadgil, professor of civil and environmental engineering, had been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Gadgil was honored for two inventions that have helped millions of people in remote areas: UV Waterworks, a low-powered water disinfection system that uses UV light to kill pathogens, and the Berkeley-Darfur Stove, which reduces fuel demands of those in displacement camps.
Feb 28, 2014 UC Berkeley NewsCenter Berkeley team takes its energy innovation to Capitol Hill
A research team from Berkeley Engineering and the Berkeley Lab appeared on Capitol Hill Thursday to show off their innovation in energy efficiency: a backpack-mounted system for quickly mapping energy use throughout a building and identifying ways to reduce it.
Feb 27, 2014 National Geographic What does an ‘energy transition’ look like?
On National Geographic's Great Energy Challenge blog, Daniel Kammen, professor of energy and society at Berkeley Engineering, talks about first-hand experience with the kind of dramatic transition to a clean-energy economy that he studies as director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory.
Feb 27, 2014 SiliconValley.com Women missing out on lucrative careers in computer science
A special report on women in computing profiles Ayushi Samaddar (B.S.'13 EECS), having a "marvelous" time in her first post-graduation job as an associate software engineer, and talks to EECS chair David Culler about the need to involve more women in shaping information technology, "something that is so important to our future."
Feb 26, 2014 National Public Radio Portable potables: How to fight drought by reusing water
David Sedlak, professor of civil and environmental engineering, talks with NPR's All Things Considered about the many methods of capturing and reusing drinking water.
Feb 25, 2014 San Jose Mercury News For this software engineer, computer science is 'key to the world'
Ayushi Samaddar (B.S.'13 EECS), having a "marvelous" time in her first post-graduation job as an associate software engineer at Pleasanton's Workday, would love to see more women follow her into the traditionally male-dominated field.
Feb 24, 2014 Insight@Berkeley Rex Walheim - NASA astronaut and Berkeley engineer
Rex Walheim (B.S.'84 ME), veteran of more than 500 hours in space, talks about the value of tenacity, the power of passion, and the need for engineers to lay down their computers and polish their people skills.
Feb 19, 2014 Berkeley Lab In Memoriam: Electron microscopist Gareth Thomas
Gareth Thomas, founder of Berkeley Lab’s National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM), a professor emeritus of materials science and engineering at UC Berkeley, and one of the world’s foremost experts on electron microscopy, passed away on February 7. He was 81.