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 […]

Professor Junqiao Wu has been selected as a 2017-18 recipient of the Bakar Fellows Award!

Junqiao Wu has been selected as a 2017-18 recipient of the Bakar Fellows award at UC Berkeley.  The Bakar Fellows Program fosters faculty entrepreneurship in the STEM+ fields including Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Architecture. Bakar Fellows receive discretionary research support to help translate their discoveries into commercial solutions. More information about […]

Capstone Project in Prof. Xu’s Lab Highlighted

A Masters of Engineering team led by Prof. Xu has been working on new drug-delivery platforms to treat neurologic and brain-related diseases.  The work focuses on the development and commercialization of a nano-carrier designed to help transport drugs from the blood to the brain, and importantly through the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB).  The work was […]

Benson Jung wins best poster award at ACS


Benson Jung, working with Professor Ting Xu, received a “PMSE Best Poster Award” at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting in San Francisco.  The poster was selected under the category of the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) division.  The poster was entitled “Structural Characterization of Three-Helix Micelle Delivery Platform for Neurological Disease Treatment” […]

Professor Healy leads Berkeley arm of C-DOCTOR

UC Berkeley is a partner in one of two newly established Resource Centers as part of the The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research’s Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Tissue Regeneration Consortium (DOCTRC). Aimed at developing resources and strategies for regenerating dental, oral, and craniofacial tissues that have been damaged by disease or injury, the […]

Professor Gerbrand Ceder Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Gerbrand Ceder, Chancellor’s Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley, and Senior Faculty Scientist in the Materials Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering “For the development of practical computational materials design and its application to the improvement of energy storage technology”. Election to […]

Eicke Weber Appointed Director and CEO of BEARS

Professor Eicke R. Weber was recently appointed as the Director and CEO of the Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS).  Professor Weber returns to UC Berkeley after 10 years as director of the Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, the largest solar energy research institute in Europe.  BEARS was launched in 2011 in […]

Professor Kevin Healy: Heart-On-A-Chip

The crew from Futurism visited Berkeley to learn more about the heart chip work in the Healy Lab. During their visit, the Healy Lab team showed Luke Robert Mason how they are combining cutting edge microfabrication techniques and stem cell biology to create human cardiac microphysiological systems that can be used as a drug-screening tool. […]