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.

Professor T. Xu has won the Camille-Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award


May 2011 – The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences.

Professor J. Wu has won an DOE Early Career Research Program Award


May 2011 – From approximately 1200 applications 65 researchers were awarded The DOE Early Career Research Program Award. The awards is given for work on “Functional Domain Walls as Active Elements for Energy Technology”.

Professor J. Wu has won an NSF CAREER Award for 2011-2016 from the DMR Ceramics Program


March 2011 – The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.

Professor R. Ramesh has been elected to The National Academy of Engineering


February 2011 –  Professor R. Ramesh has been elected to The National Academy of Engineering. For contributions to the science and technology of functional complex oxide materials.