05/04/23 — Successful water treatment technologies require a deeper understanding of users’ challenges
01/13/23 — Mathews Tisatayane (M.DevEng’22) applies his knowledge of development engineering and social entrepreneurship to provide fellow Malawians clean energy and new economic opportunities
12/22/22 — Berkeley's newest engineers — the first in the country to receive the M.DevEng degree — reflect on the importance of working together to develop global solutions
09/21/22 — Berkeley engineers have created a simple, low-cost arsenic treatment system to help low-income communities access safer water (With video)
04/05/22 — Award recognizes his outstanding vision and lasting global impact in water research
03/01/22 — Statement from Blum Center leaders mourns death of Berkeley alumnus and champion of development engineering
11/15/21 — Researchers have developed a low-cost, non-electric, reusable warming device that can reduce infant mortality rates.
08/06/21 Blum Center — Berkeley's Blum Center for Developing Economies will be a primary beneficiary, expanding its food, energy and water systems work in Native American communities
06/24/21 Blum Center — Prototypes developed through a Blum Center for Developing Economies class tackle language, diplomacy and distance barriers
04/29/21 Berkeley Lab — Technology developed by Ashok Gadgil's team shows a big drop in infant mortality in Rwanda hospitals
11/05/20 — An infant-warming device developed by civil and environmental engineering professor Ashok Gadgil and a Berkeley Lab colleague received an honorable mention
11/05/20 — Professor Ashok Gadgil has found an affordable, scalable way to remove arsenic from drinking water.
04/10/20 — Paige Balcom is co-founder of Takataka Plastics, which has its roots in Berkeley's Big Ideas Contest.
10/07/19 — New center will help visitors and students learn what the college has to offer
05/04/18 Graduate Division — At the UC-wide Grad Slam competition on May 3, environmental engineering doctoral student Joseph Charbonnet brought home the first-place ‘Slammy' - and $9,000 in prize money - for his three-minute talk on using manganese-coated sand to capture, clean and re-use stormwater.
02/13/18 — Ashok Gadgil, professor of civil and environmental engineering, redesigned a simple technology - the wood cookstove - to help women in refugee camps in Darfur, Sudan. The inexpensive and efficient Darfur stove not only reduced the danger of gathering firewood in the war-torn region, it also reduced health and climate risks from excessive smoke.
11/07/17 — Byron Zhang (B.S'15 EECS) is using computer science to make health care more accessible in developing economies.
09/12/17 — Over 90 percent of wastewater generated on the planet every day is dumped into the environment without any treatment. CEE alum Ashley Muspratt is working on a solution.
08/22/17 PBS NewsHour — In a Brief but Spectacular video on PBS, Berkeley Engineer and entrepreneur Christopher Ategeka (B.S.'11, M.S.'12 ME) tells how he is using his influence to recruit health professionals to work in underserved parts of Africa.
06/30/17 Berkeley Science Review — Traditional aid programs import finite resources that require an agency to distribute and maintain. Blum Center development engineers are changing the game by helping communities use their own resources, knowledge and people-power to solve their problems, says mechanical engineering alum Sonia Travaglini.