MSE student, Tyler Chen is this year’s University Medalist, the highest honor for a graduating senior.

Extremely excited to share that Tyler Chen is this year’s University Medalist, the highest honor for a graduating senior. Tyler is a double major in Materials Science and Engineering and in Bioengineering . Read full story here.    

Greener Days Ahead for Carbon Fuels

MSE graduate student Yanwei Lum and adjunct professor Joel Ager have discovered that a simple copper-based catalyst can be used to electrochemically convert carbon dioxide selectively to commodity chemicals such as ethylene and ethanol. Selective production of the desired product reduces the need for expensive separation steps and thus advances considerably the commercial viability of […]

MSE Assistant Professor Position Open

MSE Faculty Position Ad 2019

Professor Al Balushi, welcome to Cal MSE!

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is very proud and pleased to announce that Prof. Zakaria Al Balushi will join our faculty as an Assistant Professor effective January 1, 2019.  Prof. Zakaria obtained his B.S., M. S. and Ph. D. from The Pennsylvania State University.  Prof. Zakaria comes to us via his present appointment […]

APS Names 5 New Fellows at Berkeley Lab – Professor Junqiao Wu is one of them!

The 2018 American Physical Society (APS) Fellows have named five Berkeley Lab scientists, one of them being Professor Junqiao Wu. Read more about the APS Fellows here.

Memorial for Professor Eugene Haller

Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2:00pm  Hearst Mining Building Lobby

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.  

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 (, redefines the role of domain walls in high-frequency applications. […]

Symposium on Advanced Materials


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.