Dean Doyle to retire in Summer 2019

Fiona Doyle, vice provost of graduate studies, longtime leader in the College of Engineering and campus, champion of student services and an influential pioneer in mineral engineering, will retire in June 2019 after a remarkable 36-year career at Berkeley. Read more here.  

Invitation to Memorial for Prof. Eugene Haller

Prof. Haller's Memorial Invitatation

You are invited to join us for a celebration of the life of our dear friend, mentor and colleague, Prof. Eugene E. Haller to be held October 14, 2018 at 2 PM in the Moore Lobby of the Hearst Memorial Mining Building on the UC Berkeley campus. The memorial is open to all, but our records are incomplete.  Please forward […]

UC Berkeley Makes it to the Top 5 Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018!

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018 have been released and UC Berkeley makes it to the top 5 universities in the world.  The complete rankings and links to more details can be found here.

New Materials for 5G Microwave Communications and Beyond

A joint team from the University of California, Berkeley, Drexel University, Bar-Ilan University in Israel, the Carnegie Institution of Science, and the University of California, Santa Barbara have made an important observation in the search for next-generation microwave communication materials. The work, published in the journal Nature (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0434-2), redefines the role of domain walls in high-frequency applications. […]

Symposium on Advanced Materials

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On August 11th the Materials Science and Engineering departments of UC Berkeley – Zhejiang University held a Symposium on Advanced Materials. Speakers from UC Berkeley and Zhejiang University highlighted advances in Materials Characterization, Design, Discovery and Applications.  

Professor Ting Xu joins the ranks of the Bakar Fellows

MSE Professor Ting Xu, was recognized as one of the five UC Berkeley faculty innovators that have been selected for the 2018-19 Bakar Fellows Program. Read full news story here.

DMR Summer 2018 Newsletter (feat. Professor Kristin Persson)

Advanced spectroscopy opens up many pathways to study the local electronic environment of materials, probing the electronic structure directly, the atomic environments and the bonding; all of which are key to the development of next-generation simulations for materials discovery. Despite this importance, the collation of spectroscopic data, both experimental and theoretical is still lacking. Kristin […]

Eugene Haller, leading expert in semiconductor materials, dies at 75

Eugene Haller

 Eugene E. Haller, UC Berkeley professor emeritus in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and founder of the Electronic Materials Program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), died on Friday, June 22. He was 75. Haller, who held the Liao-Cho Innovation Chair at UC Berkeley, was a highly regarded leader in the field […]

Future Tech Highlighted During Public Works Week

Dr. Matthew Sherburne of the Materials Science Engineering Department, Program Director for the Singapore-Berkeley Research Initiative for Sustainable Energy (SinBeRISE) hosts members of the Public Works at the Sembawang Naval Installation to the research center at Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE).  More information here.

eCO2EP Project Leaders Publish a Perspective on the Electrochemical Synthesis of Bulk Intermediates from Carbon Dioxide

In the 18th of May issue of Science, the Professors Joel Ager (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California Berkeley) and Alexei Lapkin (Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge) outlined their perspective on the prospects of using excess renewable grid electricity to convert carbon dioxide […]