Professor Doyle Selected as 2016 Recipient of Milton E. Wadsworth Award

Professor Fiona Doyle, Donald H. McLaughlin Professor of Mineral Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Dean of the Graduate Division, has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Milton E. Wadsworth Award for the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME).  The Milton E. Wadsworth Award was established in 1992 […]

Professor Ceder Wins MRS Materials Theory Award

Gerbrand Ceder, Chancellor’s Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley and Faculty Staff Scientist in the Materials Sciences Division at Berkeley Lab, will be receiving the 2016 Materials Theory Award from the Materials Research Society.   Gerd will be recognized for developments creating the field of computationally guided materials design, including […]

Christine Ho (MSE Alumna) Named Top Innovator Under 35!

Christine Ho (MSE Alumna) Named Top Innovator Under 35! Read the full story here.

Berkeley MSE Ranked 3rd in 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities

The Materials Science and Engineering program at UC Berkeley was ranked 3rd in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published and copyrighted by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.  The ARWU worldwide ranking is based on six objective indicators, and includes the number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Reuters, number of articles published in journals of […]

Sahar Saremi Selected as Lam Research Fellow

Sahar Saremi has been selected as a Lam Research Fellow for the 2016-2017 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 […]

Novel Charge Storage Mechanism in Lithium-ion Batteries Revealed

Lithium batteries work by shuttling Li+ ions and electrons around between two electrode materials (the anode and cathode). The beauty of a lithium battery is that the flow of Li+ ions and electrons is separated with the Li+ ions moving inside the battery between the two electrodes while the electrons flow through the outside connectors […]

President Obama awards National Medals to Professors Alivisatos and Hu

President Barack Obama honored Paul Alivisatos, director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a professor of chemistry, and Chenming Hu, a professor emeritus of electrical engineering and computer sciences with National Medals of Science and of Technology and Innovation. Read more about the medals and honorees here!

“Springy” Domain Walls featured in Nature Materials

A collaborative effort between MSE at Berkeley, the National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory identifies a pathway to produce spring-like response in ferroelectric domain walls. The efforts, led by Joshua Agar and Anoop Damodaran in the group […]

MSE Alumna Nicole Michenfelder-Schauser Wins Hertz Fellowship

MSE Alumna and 2015 recipient of the MSE Department Citation has been named a winner of the prestigious Hertz Foundation Fellowship. A link to the award announcement can be found here.  The Hertz Foundation Fellowship is known as the most competitive PhD fellowship program in science and engineering in the United States. Nicole is one […]

Professor Birgeneau 2016 Recipient of the National Science Board’s Vannevar Bush Award

Bob Birgeneau, Chancellor Emeritus and Arnold and Barbara Silverman Distinguished Chair in the Departments of Physics, Materials Science and Engineering and Public Policy, has been selected the 2016 recipient of the National Science Board’s Vannevar Bush Award.  The award recognizes Professor Birgeneau’s “exceptional public service and scientific leadership – including lifelong, high caliber research committed […]