Professor Yao named Bakar Fellow

Jie Yao has been selected as one of five new Bakar Fellows 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 for a maximum of five years to help translate their ground-breaking discoveries […]

Professor Martin Wins the ACers Coble Award for Young Scholars

Professor Lane Martin is the recipient of the 2016 Robert L. Coble Award for Young Scholars from the American Ceramic Society (ACers).  The award recognizes young scholars, below 35 years of age, for outstanding contributions in ceramics research.  The award will be presented at the ACerS Honors and Awards Banquet at the 118th Annual Meeting […]

Professor Persson and Alumnus Alex Luce in Forbes

Professor Kristin Persson and Dr. Alex Luce (PhD from MSE, and currently Program Manager at CalCharge) are quoted in a recent article in Forbes magazine, entitled “With Super-Computing, The Process of Disruptive Innovation in Energy is Likely to Accelerate.”  The article documents how breakthroughs in high performance computing and materials science are helping to accelerate […]

MSE PhD student, Nathan Velez, is being honored as a Distinguished Fellow

Graduate Division and the Office of Equity & Inclusion have announced that MSE student, Nathan Velez will be amongst the students honored at the upcoming “Celebration of Distinguished Fellows.” This celebration is honoring Berkeley’s outstanding graduate students and their supporters.

Professor Jie Yao Receives the SPIE Early Career Achievement Award

Professor Jie Yao has been named the 2016 recipient of the Early Career Achievement Award from the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).  Professor Yao has received this award in recognition “of his contributions to the investigation of light matter interaction at deep subwavelength scale and development of optical materials for nanophotonic applications.”  Professor […]

Mingxi Zheng is a finalist in the Berkeley Grand Slam Championship!

Congratulations to MSE student, Mingxi Zheng for advancing to the finals of Berkeley’s Grad Slam Championship! Mingxi’s video entry is one of the ten that have been selected by our first-round judges to enable you to move on to the next round! The campus-wide competition will take place on Monday, March 28, 2016, 3:00-5:30 p.m. at […]

Megan McClarty: Hyperloop Design Weekend Inspires New Innovation

A few hundred years ago, if you wanted to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles, your best bet would be to take a horse-drawn wagon. The journey would take you days of arduous jostling over uneven terrain in the hot sun. Heading to Los Angeles meant you were probably going to stay in Los […]

Paul Alivisatos awarded Dan David Prize for nanoscience research

Paul Alivisatos, UC Berkeley’s newly appointed vice chancellor for research and the outgoing director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been awarded the international Dan David Prize for his contributions in the field of nanoscience. Read more here.

Dean Fiona Doyle Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Dr. Fiona Doyle, Donald H. McLaughlin Professor of Mineral Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Dean of the Graduate Division at UC Berkeley, has been elected into the National Academy of Engineering.  Dean Doyle joins 80 new members and 22 new foreign members, announced by the NAE on February 8, 2016.  […]

Professors Ramesh, Martin and Colleagues identify novel “polar vortices”

As winter sets in across the country, scientists in MSE at Berkeley have proved that even sunny California can experience a polar vortex now and then. In this case, however, those polar vortices are only a few nanometers wide and could represent a hot new direction in materials science. In a recent report in the […]