Professor Persson Publishes New Database of Piezoelectric Properties

Professors Kristin Persson and Mark Asta, along with MSE students Maarten de Jong and Henry Geerlings, and LBNL postdoc Wei Chen, have published the largest database of single-crystal piezoelectric constant tensors currently available.  The data set, published in the Nature Publishing Group journal Scientific Data, is anticipated to find use in the design of new […]

Professor Peidong Yang wins MacArthur Fellow “Genius” Award

The John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation has named Professor Peidong Yang, the S.K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Professor of Energy, as a 2015 recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellows award.  This recognition, commonly referred to as the MacArthur “genius” award, provides generous fellowships to “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication […]

Professor Phil Messersmith Appointed Member of the NADCRC

Professor Phil Messersmith has been appointed as a member of the National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council( NADCRC), the advisory council of the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research(NIDCR) of the National Institute of Health (NIH). The NADCRC has the responsibility in advising, consulting with and making recommendations to the Secretary, Department of Health […]

MSE Alumn, Matthew Scullin, in the News for His Startup Company focused on Converting Waste Heat into Electricity

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Everyday, there are countless amounts of heat that are wasted; the heat from the tailpipes in our cars, power plant chimneys, and the list goes on. Matthew Scullin founded Alphabet Energy in 2009 in order to find ways to make use of that wasted heat. Scullin’s company uses thermoelectrics, via what they call PowerBlocks, in […]

Professor Digby Macdonald Awarded 2015 Ad Augusta Award

The Auckland Grammar School Old Boys Association (OBA) and the School recognizes Professor Digby Macdonald as the recipient of the 2015 Ad Agusta Award for his outstjanding contribution to Academia. The ‘Ad Augusta’ Awards replace what was previously the ‘Old Boy of the Year’ award, which have been running for around 35 years. The awards are for Old Boys to recognize […]

Professor Andrew Minor Appointed Facility Director of National Center for Electron Microscopy

Professor Andrew Minor has been appointed the position of Facility Director of the National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  Professor Minor is  a leading researcher in the nanoscale mechanical behavior of materials. He pioneered an analytical and imaging approach–combining nanoindentation-based in situ testing with TEM– a technique now used by […]

Ruijuan Xu Selected as Lam Research Fellow

Ruijuan Xu has been selected as a Lam Research Fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Lam Research Corporation is a leading supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the global semiconductor industry. Lam Research develops innovative solutions that help customers build smaller, faster, more powerful, and more power-efficient electronic devices—the kind that are driving […]

Professor Kevin Healy and Colleagues Create Model of Early Human Heart Development from Stem Cells

Professor Kevin Healy, along with other Berkeley researchers and scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, developed a template for growing beating cardiac tissue from stem cells, creating a system that could serve as a model for early heart development and as a drug-screening tool to make pregnancies safer. Their research findings were published in Nature Communications. Read the full […]

Gerbrand Ceder and Kristin Persson join MSE Faculty

Professor Gerbrand Ceder joins the faculty of Berkeley MSE as a Professor on July 1, 2015. He received an engineering degree from the University of Leuven, Belgium, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991. Professor Ceder’s research interests lie in the computationally driven design of novel materials for […]

Ceder, Gerbrand

Professor of Materials Science & Engineering Chancellor’s Professor 328 Hearst Memorial Mining Building Berkeley, CA 94720 gceder@nullberkeley.edu Office Hours: Monday 11:30am-12:30pm Websites: Research: http://ceder.berkeley.edu/ Education: 1988 M.S. Metallurgy and Applied Materials Science, University of Leuven, Belgium 1991 Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley   Professional Experience: 1989 Teaching Assistant, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, […]