Dec 10, 2012 BioE News Sanjay Kumar named Stem Cells Young Investigator
Bioengineering professor Sanjay Kumar has been named the 2012 STEM CELLS Young Investigator Award winner by AlphaMed Press.
Dec 10, 2012 Berkeley Lab Space-age ceramics get their toughest test
Berkeley Lab researchers, led by UC Berkeley materials science professor Robert Ritchie, have developed a real-time CT-scan test rig for ceramic composites at ultrahigh temperatures.
Dec 10, 2012 New Cities Foundation Study gives glimpse of crowd-sourced commuting future
Sharing real-time information about traffic or other transportation delays provides drivers and riders greater control over their commute, and it could help local authorities improve transportation planning, says a new study conducted by CITRIS researchers in partnership with San Jose and Ericsson.
Dec 04, 2012 UC Berkeley NewsCenter Gronsky to head new Global Engagement Office
Materials science and engineering professor Ron Gronsky has been named to head UC Berkeley's newly established Global Engagement Office, which will facilitate and coordinate the campus’s international initiatives. Gronsky already serves as the special faculty assistant to the chancellor for international relations.
Dec 03, 2012 BBC One Berkeley's exoskeletons a 'Miracle of Nature'
The new BBC show "Miracles of Nature," hosted by Richard Hammond, filmed a recent episode at Berkeley's Etcheverry Hall, where the crew explored the medical exoskeleton system being developed by mechanical engineering professor Homayoon Kazerooni and his graduate students.
Nov 29, 2012 UC Berkeley NewsCenter Eric Norman of Nuclear Engineering named AAAS fellow
Eric Norman, professor of nuclear engineering, was named Thursday as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science “for distinguished contributions to nuclear science and applications to national security, and high commitment to public education and outreach, particularly following the Fukushima nuclear disaster.”
Nov 28, 2012 CBS This Morning Personal robots moving closer to reality
Personal robots that can bake cookies, shoot pool and -- in the hands of EECS professor Pieter Abbeel -- fold laundry are evidence of a new generation in artificial intelligence, jump-started by a Silicon Valley tech company's PR2 robots.
Nov 26, 2012 News Center UC Berkeley opens online degree program in integrated circuit design
The new part-time program, taught by top faculty from the department of electrical engineering and computer sciences, will let working professionals earn a master's degree within two years.
Nov 21, 2012 MarketWatch New program to explore 'crowdfunding,' other innovations in entrepreneurial finance
The Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership has launched a program for innovation in entrepreneurial and social finance that aims to explain the new phenomenon of "crowdfunding" and identify best practices in micro-, mobile- and early-stage entrepreneurial finance.
Nov 21, 2012 MSE News In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Alan Searcy
Alan W. Searcy, a professor emeritus of materials science and engineering, passed away on Nov. 5 at the John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek.
Nov 19, 2012 Discovery News Seafloor platform 'cloaks' structures from big ocean waves
Offshore oil drilling platforms, wind farms and buoys are vulnerable to waves and damage from storm swells. But a team led by Berkeley's Mohammed-Reza Alam, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has found a way to make such structures invisible to waves, using a rippled platform that sits on the seafloor to 'cloak' the structure directly above.
Nov 19, 2012 UC Berkeley NewsCenter Engineering senior heading to Oxford as Rhodes Scholar
Daniel A. Price, who will graduate from Berkeley in May with dual B.S. degrees in bioengineering and in electrical engineering and computer sciences, is one of 32 students selected as Rhodes Scholars for 2013. Price, from Grass Valley, Calif., plans to focus on medical devices, robotics and global health during his three years of graduate study at the University of Oxford in England.