MSE Graduating Seniors Receive College of Engineering Departmental Challenge Award

At the undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 16th, MSE graduating seniors received the “Departmental Challenge Award” recognizing the their distinction as the group of students with the highest participation rate in the senior-gift campaign.  We congratulate our newest alumni, and gratefully acknowledge their contributions to our College!  

Citation Award goes to David Mrdjenovich!


Congratulations to David Mrdjenovich for receiving the MSE Department Citation Award! The Citation is awarded to distinguished individuals whose contributions to the department go beyond the call of duty and whose achievements exceed the standards of excellence in their fields. More information about the citation award can be found here:  

Martin and Minor Groups Make Ferroelectrics Go Extreme

A collaborative effort between MSE at Berkeley, the National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the University of Pennsylvania has applied advanced growth and state-of-the-art characterization techniques to, for the first time, produce polarization gradients in materials which enable unprecedented operation of ferroelectrics across large temperature windows. The work, led […]

Capstone Project in Professor Xu’s Lab Wins Best Presentation Award at Showcase

Professor Xu’s Master of Engineering Capstone Team won the “Best Presentation” award at the Fung Institute’s Capstone Showcase on May 3rd. The award was given to the team with the most compelling and informative presentation, as voted by attendees of the Capstone Showcase. The team presented their work on a commercialization plan for a new […]

Professor Rob Ritchie has been elected as a foreign member of the Fellows of the Royal Society!

Congratulations to Professor Rob Ritchie, who has been elected as a foreign member of the Fellows of the Royal Society. Professor Ritchie was one of 10 new foreign members to receive this prestigious recognition this year. Rob is recognized for his “research into the mechanics and micro-mechanisms of fracture and fatigue of a broad range […]