Professor Xu Develops Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery

Professor Xu’s group has developed a new family of nanoparticles that have been shown to be successful in carrying therapeutics across the brain/blood barrier.  These new nanocarriers, which are formed from the self-assembly of amphiphilic peptides and polymer, have been shown to hold promise for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme, a virtually inoperable cancer of […]

Professor Healy’s Research Featured

Professor Healy’s research, involving the the development of templates for growing beating cardiac tissue from stem cells, is featured in this months edition of Berkeley Engineering.  The work has led to the development of systems that can serve as a model for early heart development, and a drug screening tool.  More information about the research […]

Professor Ceder in the Economist

Professor Ceder is quoted in an article entitled “New Materials for Manufacturing” in the December Technology Quarterly section of the Economist.  The article discusses how materials science is “rapidly transforming the way that everything from cars to lightbulbs is made” and the Materials Project effort of Professors Ceder and Persson is featured prominently.  The full […]

Professor Gronsky Named Amongst Top 10 University Professors

Professor Ron Gronsky was named in the top-ten of the 2014-15 list of Highest Rated University Professors based on student feedback on the “Rate My Professors” website.  This award adds to other recognitions received by Professor Gronsky for his teaching, including his naming as one of the nation’s top undergraduate professors in the Princeton Review’s […]