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 Phone: 510-486-6943   Websites: 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 […]

Sherburne, Matthew


  Lecturer, Departments of Materials Science and Engineering Director Singapore-Berkeley Research Initiative for Sustainable Energy (SinBeRISE) 481 Hearst Memorial Mining Building Berkeley, CA 94720 Office Hours: Monday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Tuesday 11:00am – 12:30pm, Wednesday 9:00am – 10:00am, Thursday 11:00am – 12:30pm, or by appointment. Email:   Education: 1999 B.S. Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Mineral […]

Professor Doyle appointed Dean of the Graduate Division

Professor Fiona Doyle, Donald H. McLaughlin Professor of Mineral Engineering, has accepted appointment to the position of the Dean of the Graduate Division, effective January 1, 2015.  This appointment continues an outstanding record of service in leadership capacities in our Department, the College of Engineering and the Berkeley Campus. Professor Doyle’s record has included service […]

Professor Martin and Colleagues “Speed-up” Ferroelectric Switching


 In a recent report in the journal Nature Materials, a Berkeley MSE team including graduate student Ruijuan Xu, postdoctoral researcher Anoop Damodaran, and Professor Lane Martin, together with colleagues form the University of Pennsylvania, have reported on a new type of switching in ferroelectrics. The findings are particularly interesting for two reasons. First, by controlling the […]

Salmeron Named Recipient of 2015 APS Davisson-Germer Prize

Professor Miquel Salmeron was named a co-recipient of the 2015 Davis-Germer Prize Davisson-Germer Prize in Surface or Atomic Physics.  Professor Salmeron is being honored “For the development of instrumentation for atmospheric pressure photoelectron spectroscopy and STM at high pressures and temperatures, and for his elegant studies of hydrogen dissociation and reactivity and the wetting of […]

MSE C286- ME C201- Modeling and Simulation of Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Course Number: MSE 286C, ME C201 Course Units: 3 Instructor: Professor T. Zohdi Course Description: This course provides the student with a modern introduction to the basic industrial practices, modeling techniques, theoretical background, and computational methods to treat classical and cutting edge manufacturing processes in a coherent and self-consistent manner. Also listed as Mechanical Engineering C201. Prerequisites:An undergraduate course […]