06/08/23 — As California moves toward an electric vehicle future, professor Scott Moura is creating a smart charging system that promotes grid stability.
06/01/23 — CITRIS: Startups founded by Berkeley engineers work to combat climate change, improve energy efficiency and develop more sustainable solutions
05/17/23 — To identify climate-friendly farming practices for biofuel crops, scientists are devising a tracking system that uses inexpensive printed sensors.
05/17/23 — A device from Gridware, founded by engineering alums, uses harmonics from power poles to evaluate grid integrity and hazard risks.
04/11/23 — Salting and burying biomass crops in dry landfills could economically capture greenhouse gases for thousands of years
03/01/23 — Berkeley Lab: Berkeley engineers help design a new blueprint for solid-state batteries that may lead to greater efficiency and affordability
02/16/23 — Berkeley Lab: Berkeley engineers capture real-time movies of copper nanoparticles as they convert carbon dioxide and water into renewable fuels and chemicals, gaining valuable insights
01/25/23 — Founded by Berkeley Engineering alumni, Gridware uses sensors to tackle the threat of wildfires
01/04/23 — Berkeley Lab: Berkeley engineers Drew Lilley and Ravi Prasher hope ionocaloric cooling can someday replace current refrigerants and provide safe, efficient cooling and heating for homes
12/22/22 — Andrea Kritcher (M.S.’07, Ph.D.’09 NE) and Brian Spears (Ph.D.’04 ME) share their thoughts on the future of fusion research and how their time at Berkeley shaped their careers
12/09/22 — Magazine cites Ph.D. candidate Jiachen Li for work on an all-season, smart-roof coating, and MEng alumna Alison Burklund of Nanopath for diagnostics that speed treatment of pelvic and gynecologic infections
11/30/22 — Berkeley Lab: Scientists led by Peidong Yang have developed a nature-inspired technique for converting carbon dioxide into solar fuels
06/24/22 — Berkeley Lab: Scientists led by materials science professor Lane Martin turn century-old material into a thin film for next-gen memory and logic devices
04/27/22 — The high efficiency, light weight and flexibility of the latest solar cell technology means photovoltaics could provide all the power needed for an extended mission to Mars, or even a permanent settlement there, according to a new analysis led by Berkeley engineers
04/13/22 — New study describes materials that offer stability and high conductivity in solid-state batteries
04/07/22 — New negative capacitance material reduces energy needed to control advanced silicon transistors
03/30/22 — If successful, a geothermal heat pump system to help heat and cool buildings more efficiently could become part of UC Berkeley’s plan to decarbonize the campus
12/16/21 — Berkeley Lab: Rooftop material that automatically switches between radiative cooling in the summer to heat retention in the winter could lower household energy costs
10/21/21 — Kammen, who holds joint appointments in energy and resources, public policy and nuclear engineering, will serve as senior adviser for energy, climate and innovation for the U.S. Agency for International Development.
09/06/21 — Researchers report that moisture-induced energy harvesting could be a potential new source of power, particularly in areas of naturally high humidity