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, […]

Haimei Zheng joins Berkeley MSE

Dr. Haimei Zheng joined the Department in July 1, 2013, as an Adjunct Assistant Professor.  

Jie Yao joins the MSE faculty

Dr. Jie Yao joins faculty of Berkeley MSE on August 15, 2013.

Professor Devine on Bay Bridge Corrosion Issues

Professor Devine was consulted by the Sacramento Bee in their recent investigation concerning potential corrosion problems facing the new Bay Bridge.  The problem concerns the corrosion of the steel tendons that structurally support the bridge.  The Sacramento Bee investigation was published on May 18.

Rob Ritchie Awarded 2014 Acta Materialia Gold Medal

Rob Ritchie has been awarded the 2014 Acta Materialia Gold Medal Award.  This international award is given in recognition of research contributions and leadership in materials science.

Professor Ritchie on Bay Bridge Bolt Failure

MSE faculty member Professor Robert Ritchie was interviewed recently about the Bay Bridge bolt failures, and how a tougher standard of testing could have led to the discovery of the fracture problems before installation.

Professor Hellman Elected into the AAAS

Professor Hellman has been named a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Professor Bragg Honored

Professor Bragg was honored with a Professional Achievement Award from his alma mater, the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Professor Devine on Bay Bridge Bolt Failures

MSE faculty member Professor Tom Devine has been widely quoted recently for his views on the Bay Bridge bolt failures, their origin and how they could have been prevented.