Professor Gerbrand Ceder Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Gerbrand Ceder, Chancellor’s Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley, and Senior Faculty Scientist in the Materials Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering “For the development of practical computational materials design and its application to the improvement of energy storage technology”. Election to […]

Eicke Weber Appointed Director and CEO of BEARS

Professor Eicke R. Weber was recently appointed as the Director and CEO of the Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS).  Professor Weber returns to UC Berkeley after 10 years as director of the Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, the largest solar energy research institute in Europe.  BEARS was launched in 2011 in […]

Professor Kevin Healy: Heart-On-A-Chip

The crew from Futurism visited Berkeley to learn more about the heart chip work in the Healy Lab. During their visit, the Healy Lab team showed Luke Robert Mason how they are combining cutting edge microfabrication techniques and stem cell biology to create human cardiac microphysiological systems that can be used as a drug-screening tool. […]

Congratulations to Professor Paul Alivisatos for receiving the 2017 NAS Award in Chemical Sciences!

Professor Paul is recognized for his pioneering work in the field of nanotechnology that has had important ramifications for the development of renewable energy, biomedical imaging, light-emitting devices, and other fields. The NAS Award in Chemical Sciences is presented annually to honor innovative research in the chemical sciences that contributes to a better understanding of […]

Wu group discovered a new mode of electron conduction in solids: decoupled charge and heat transport.

In metals, electrons carry both charge and heat. As a consequence, electrical conductivity and the electronic contribution to the thermal conductivity are typically proportional to each other. Prof. Junqiao Wu’s group and collaborators found a large violation of this so-called Wiedemann-Franz law near the insulator-metal transition in VO2 nanobeams. In the metallic phase, the electronic […]

Shilpa Raja Awarded High Honors by the Material Research Society

Congratulations to Shilpa Raja! Read more about the MRS Graduate Students Awards here.

Professor Paul Alivisatos Announced as Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Professor Paul Alivisatos has been named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).  This represents the highest professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society.  The […]

Professor Gerd Ceder Wins IBA Research Award 2017

Professor Gerd Ceder has been named the recpient of the 2017 Research Award from the International Battery Association (IBA).  This award recognizes “individuals who have made outstanding accomplishments in battery research.”  Professor Ceder will receive the award and deliver a plenary lecture in March at the 2017 meeting of the IBA in Nara, Japan. Read more […]

Professor Rob Ritchie Announced as Winner of the 2017 TMS Morris Cohen Award

Professor Robert Ritchie, Chua Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley, and Faculty Senior Scientist of the Materials Sciences Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been named the 2017 winner of the Morris Cohen Award from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS).  The award was established in 2012 to […]

Professor Persson Wins TMS 2017 Early Career Faculty Fellow Award

Kristin Persson, Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley and Faculty Staff Scientist in the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been named a winner of the 2017 TMS Early Career Faculty Fellow Award.  This award was established in 2007 to honor an Assistant Professor “for […]