UC Berkeley Student Wins Best Poster Award at MRS


Members of the Martin Group celebrate the best poster award, from left to right Josh Agar (Ph.D candidate, Shishir Pandya (Ph.D. candidate and award winner), Anoop Damodaran (Postdoctoral researcher), and Eric Breckenfeld (Ph.D. from Martin Group in May 2014) Graduate student Shishir Pandya (adviser Lane Martin) was recognized with a Best Poster Award at the […]

Kumai, Chris


Lecturer 270 Hearst Memorial Mining Building Berkeley, CA 94720 ckumai@nullberkeley.edu Phone: 510-642-3827 Office Hours: Monday 1:00pm-2:00pm, Tuesday 5:00pm-6:00pm Education: 1985 B.S. Materials Science and Mineral Engineering, University of California, Berkeley 1992 M.S. Materials Science and Mineral Engineering, University of California, Berkeley 2000 Ph.D. Materials Science and Mineral Engineering, University of California, Berkeley   Professional Experience: […]

Professor Minor awarded MSA Burton Medal

Professor Andy Minor has been named the 2015 recipient of the Burton Medal from the Microscopy Society of America (MSA).  The award has been given since 1975 to recognize a scientist under the age of 40 who has made distinguished contributions to the field of microscopy and microanalysis.  Andy will receive the award at the […]

Wu Group Discovers New 2D Semiconductor


  Nano-beam electron diffraction pattern of rhenium disulfide with a zoom-in insert image reveals a quasi-hexagonal reflection pattern. Prof. Junqiao Wu’s group has discovered a new two-dimensional (2D) semiconductor, Rhenium disulfide (ReS2). Unlike molybdenum disulfide and other well studied dichalcogenides, ReS2 behaves electronically as if it were a 2D monolayer even as a 3D bulk […]

MSE Faculty Unravel the Mechanism of Oxygen Embrittlement of Titanium


In the February 6 issue of the journal Science, a team of researchers led by Professor Minor and Professor Chrzan report new insights into the mechanism by which titanium is strengthened and embrittled by oxygen.  The work, which combined high-end electron microscopy characterization with first-principles theoretical calculations, establishes the key role of the interactions between […]

Professor Martin and Colleagues Take Big Step Towards Making Graphene Electronics


In a recent report in the journal Nature Communications, a Berkeley MSE team led by Professor Lane Martin, together with colleagues form the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, have found a way to control the movement and placement of electrons in graphene, and to do so in a way that can […]

Ager, Joel

Adjunct Professor, Departments of Materials Science and Engineering 1 Cyclotron Road Materials Sciences Division, 2-211 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkley, CA 94720 jwager@nulllbl.gov Phone: 510-486-6943   Websites: http://emat.lbl.gov/members/ager Research Areas:   Fundamental transport in photovoltaic materials, solar to electricity and solar to fuel materials, discovery of solar fuel catalysts Education: 1986 Ph.D. Chemical Physics, University of […]