05/24/23 — Hannah Stuart and Grigory Tikhomirov recognized for research with real-world impact
03/20/23 — Alternative polymers work as well as real proteins and are easier to synthesize, a possible game-changer for biomedical applications
02/02/23 — Insights may lead to more energy-efficient chips and electronic devices
01/10/23 — Alexander Alvara pushes past life's obstacles and sets his sights on new frontiers in engineering
07/27/22 — Berkeley Lab: Atomic-scale movie upends 100-year-old theory, as materials scientists observe nanoparticles ripening in solution at record-breaking resolution
05/24/22 — Berkeley Lab: Berkeley researchers show that the new material conducts heat 150% more efficiently, a result that could lead to smaller, faster computer processors
02/04/22 — Berkeley Lab: Breakthrough by materials scientist Ting Xu and her team could enable large-scale manufacturing of nanomaterials for industry
10/21/21 — Berkeley Lab: Research led by Andrew Minor, professor of materials science and engineering, shows sustainable manufacturing potential of nanotwinned titanium
08/31/21 — Bakar Fellows: EECS professor Kristofer Pister's research shows how embedding batteries on a chip could enable wearable sensors
08/11/21 — Material's "magical" properties under stress and strain could help meet growing demand in optical communications and more
03/15/21 — The at-will control over the behavior of single photons is key to developing optical quantum gates.
11/05/20 — In a breakthrough in the field of ferroelectricity, researchers have made an ultrathin material that powers the smallest of devices with lower amounts of energy.
06/11/20 — In this TEDMED talk, EECS professor Michel Maharbiz describes using extremely miniaturized implants to get a closer look at organs in real time
04/29/20 — Ramesh has created nanosized materials that can power small electrical devices with minimal amounts of energy
04/22/20 — A team of researchers have managed to grow ultra-thin material on silicon that can power small electronic devices
04/14/20 — Researchers have shown that heat energy, in the form of molecular vibrations, can travel across a few hundred nanometers of a complete vacuum.
02/20/20 — The research could lead to the development of ultra-sensitive devices that can quickly detect pathogens in human blood.
12/11/19 — In a surprising new study, Berkeley researchers led by Xiang Zhang, professor of mechanical engineering, showed that heat energy can travel through a complete vacuum due to invisible quantum fluctuations, a discovery that could have profound implications for the design of computer chips.
10/25/19 — A team of earthquake engineers, working out of the lab of professor Steven Glaser, is taking research on asperities to a new level by studying fault mechanics at nanoscale.
10/25/19 — Kurt Peterson was awarded the 2019 IEEE Medal of Honor for his contributions to microelectromechanical systems research.