Berkeley MSE Moves Up to 2 in the Shanghai Global Rankings

The recently released 2017 rankings from the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects list Berkeley MSE as number 2 worldwide in the field of Materials Science and Engineering.  The rankings are conducted under the Academic Ranking of World Universities.  The full ranking for MSE can be found here.

Exotic Phase Competition in Ferroic Materials

A team of students and postdocs lead by Prof. Lane Martin and Prof. R. Ramesh in Materials Science and Engineering and in collaboration with researchers from Pennsylvania State University, Argonne National Laboratory, the National Center for Electron Microscopy and the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the University of Colorado, Boulder, the Universidad […]

Congratulations to Professor Oscar Dubon on his appointment as the Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion!

Materials Science & Engineering Professor Oscar Dubón has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion at UC Berkeley. He previously served as Associate Dean for Equity & Inclusion and Student Affairs for the College of Engineering. As Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion, Professor Dubón will provide leadership to broaden programmatic access; create equitable experiences […]

MSE Graduating Seniors Receive College of Engineering Departmental Challenge Award

At the undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 16th, MSE graduating seniors received the “Departmental Challenge Award” recognizing the their distinction as the group of students with the highest participation rate in the senior-gift campaign.  We congratulate our newest alumni, and gratefully acknowledge their contributions to our College!  

Citation Award goes to David Mrdjenovich!


Congratulations to David Mrdjenovich for receiving the MSE Department Citation Award! The Citation is awarded to distinguished individuals whose contributions to the department go beyond the call of duty and whose achievements exceed the standards of excellence in their fields. More information about the citation award can be found here:  

Martin and Minor Groups Make Ferroelectrics Go Extreme

A collaborative effort between MSE at Berkeley, the National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the University of Pennsylvania has applied advanced growth and state-of-the-art characterization techniques to, for the first time, produce polarization gradients in materials which enable unprecedented operation of ferroelectrics across large temperature windows. The work, led […]

Capstone Project in Professor Xu’s Lab Wins Best Presentation Award at Showcase

Professor Xu’s Master of Engineering Capstone Team won the “Best Presentation” award at the Fung Institute’s Capstone Showcase on May 3rd. The award was given to the team with the most compelling and informative presentation, as voted by attendees of the Capstone Showcase. The team presented their work on a commercialization plan for a new […]

Professor Rob Ritchie has been elected as a foreign member of the Fellows of the Royal Society!

Congratulations to Professor Rob Ritchie, who has been elected as a foreign member of the Fellows of the Royal Society. Professor Ritchie was one of 10 new foreign members to receive this prestigious recognition this year. Rob is recognized for his “research into the mechanics and micro-mechanisms of fracture and fatigue of a broad range […]

Professor Junqiao Wu has been selected as a 2017-18 recipient of the Bakar Fellows Award!

Junqiao Wu has been selected as a 2017-18 recipient of the Bakar Fellows award at UC Berkeley.  The Bakar Fellows Program fosters faculty entrepreneurship in the STEM+ fields including Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Architecture. Bakar Fellows receive discretionary research support to help translate their discoveries into commercial solutions. More information about […]

Capstone Project in Prof. Xu’s Lab Highlighted

A Masters of Engineering team led by Prof. Xu has been working on new drug-delivery platforms to treat neurologic and brain-related diseases.  The work focuses on the development and commercialization of a nano-carrier designed to help transport drugs from the blood to the brain, and importantly through the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB).  The work was […]