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 […]

Ramesh Appointed Associate Lab Director for Energy Technologies

Professor Ramesh, Purnendu Chatterjee Endowed Chair in Energy Technologies and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Physics at UC Berkeley, will be returning from his leave as the Deputy Director for Science and Technology at Oak Ridge to accept the position of Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Technologies at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. […]

Professor Xu Recognized for Research on Quickly Self-Assembling Thin Films

Professor Xu recently reported in Nature Communications a new technique for the accelerated generation of nanoparticle assemblies.  The technique enables self assembly processes that normally require hours to order up, to be formed in just one minute.  The achievement opens up exciting possibilities or nanomanufacturing and for development of metamaterials for applications spanning solar energy […]

Lane Martin and Phil Messersmith will be joining MSE Faculty

Lane Martin -- professor, materials science and engineering

Lane Martin and Phill Messersmith will be joining MSE Faculty in Fall 2014.   Dr. Lane W. Martin joins the faculty of Berkeley MSE as an Associate Professor on July 1, 2014. Dr. Martin received his B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University in Dec. 2003 and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in […]

Berkeley MSE well represented at Presidential Award Ceremony


    Professor Junqiao Wu, Professor Lane W. Martin, and Dr. Jeremy Robinson (Naval Research Laboratories, Ph.D. 2007) were together in Washington D.C. April 14, 2014 to be honored as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) – the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and […]

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Gareth Thomas

Professor Emeritus of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering Gareth Thomas (1932-2014) passed away on the 6th of February, 2014 in Oegstgeest, the Netherlands, at the age of 81. Professor Thomas was born in Maesteg, Wales, UK.  He earned his PhD in metallurgy from Cambridge University, and joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1960. […]

Professor Junqiao Wu Receives Presidential Early Career Award

Congratulations to Professor Junqiao Wu on his receipt of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.  This  award represents “the highest honor bestowed by the United States  Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages  of their independent research careers.”  This is a truly outstanding  recognition of Professor Wu’s achievements.  More […]

Professor Kevin Healy Named AAAS Fellow

Kevin Healy, UC Berkeley professor of bioengineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon the association’s members by their peers. Healy was cited for his distinguished contributions to the fields of bioengineering and biomaterials science, particularly for the understanding and development of bioinspired materials. […]

Professor Robert Birgeneau awarded Arnold and Barbara Silverman Distinguished Chair Award

Last week, Bob Birgeneau was awarded the Arnold and Barbara Silverman Distinguished Chair Award here at Cal. This chair is intended to recognize a faculty member who “has achieved great distinction and recognition,” and whose work “should form an integral part of important campus initiatives that build UC Berkeley’s preeminence.” 

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Jack Washburn

Professor Emeritus of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of UC Berkeley and former Principal Investigator of the Materials Science Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Jack Washburn (1921-2013) passed away on the 26th of October 2013 in his Berkeley home at the age of 92. Professor Washburn was born in Mt Vernon, […]