BEARS (University of California, Berkeley) and CARES (University of Cambridge) team up in a new intra-CREATE programme

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A three-year programme will bring together researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, University of Cambridge, the, the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to develop ways of transforming carbon dioxide (CO₂) emitted as part of the industrial process into compounds that are useful in the chemical industry supply chain.  It commenced […]

MSE Leads the Way in Safety at UC Berkeley

The laboratory compound run by Professors Martin and Ramesh was named the winner of the UC Berkeley Excellence in Laboratory Safety Award in the Large Physical Sciences category. Professor Martin will represent the laboratory at the award ceremony in Feb. 2018. This award is given to one laboratory on campus based on the results of […]

Hand in Hand: Using the handedness of X-rays to probe the handedness of electronic vortices

Chirality – or handedness – is an intriguing symmetry property in nature and it simply means that a chiral system is non-superposable on its mirror image. An example of a chiral system we all know are our hands: When the thumbs point in the same direction, the palms are opposite. Your hands are mirror images, […]

Professors Asta and Chrzan in New Leadership Roles

Professor Asta ended his term as Department Chair of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) on January 1, and has assumed the role of Materials Sciences Division Director at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Professor Asta’s leadership has been invaluable to MSE, and MSE thanks him for his service.  Though Prof. Asta will be missed as […]

A New Metacanvas for Metamaterials

Unlike natural materials where the properties are defined by their chemical composition, metamaterials are a class of artificial materials where the functionalities and properties are achieved by designing the materials’ microstructures. Typically these metamaterials are made with photolithography of structures composed of both dielectrics and metals. Once made, these meta-structures cannot be altered; if a […]