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.

Didier de Fontaine Honored by Northwestern University

Didier de Fontaine was chosen to receive the Distinguished Career Award for Alumni of the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Northwestern University

SinBeRISE Launched on January 1, 2013

The Singapore-Berkeley Research Initiative for Sustainable Energy (SinBeRISE) began on January 1, 2013. 

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Alan Searcy


Alan W. Searcy, a professor emeritus in the College of Engineering, passed away on November 5, at the John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek.

Miquel Salmeron wins the 2012 MRS Medal


August 15, 2012 –   Miquel Salmeron has been awarded the 2012 MRS Medal, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the molecular level understanding of material surfaces, made possible by the development and application of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Ambient Pressure Photo-electron spectroscopy. 

Gronsky named among top U.S. professors


April 4, 2012 – Professor Gronsky named one of the nation’s top undergraduate professors.  Professor Gronsky was named in the Princeton Review as one of the “Best 300 Professors“.  He was one of only nine engineering professors to receive this recognition.