Fetal Surgery Stands to Advance From New Glues Inspired by Mussels

UC Berkeley engineer Professor Phillip Messersmith is happy to be learning lessons from a lowly mollusk, with the expectation that the knowledge gained will enable him and fellow physicians to prevent deaths among their youngest patients — those who haven’t been born yet. Read full article: http://news.berkeley.edu/2016/06/30/fetal-surgery-stands-to-advance-from-new-glues-inspired-by-mussels/

Materials Project Releases Massive Trove of Battery and Molecule Data

The Materials Project, a Google-like database of material properties aimed at accelerating innovation, has released an enormous trove of data to the public, giving scientists working on fuel cells, photovoltaics, thermoelectrics and a host of other advanced materials a powerful tool to explore new research avenues. Two new sets of data were released last month: […]

Professor Peidong Yang Elected to National Academy of Science

Professor Peidong Yang is one of six UC Berkeley faculty elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) this year.  The NAS is the most prestigious recognition of the contributions of a scientist in the US.  The NAS, along with the National Academies of Engineering and Medicine, provides science, technology, and health policy advice to […]