Upcycling: Turning plastic bags into adhesives Professor Messersmith’s lab has collaborated on a new chemical process that converts polyethylene plastic into a strong and valuable adhesive. This development could make plastic bag recycling economically feasible. Read full article here.   Contact Us Department offices are located in 210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, in the Northeast…

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Professor Ramamoorthy Ramesh has joined the Biden-Harris agency review team for the Department of Energy! Professor Ramamoorthy Ramesh has joined the Biden-Harris agency review team for the Department of Energy! Congratulations Professor Ramesh! Read more here. Contact Us Department offices are located in 210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, in the Northeast corner of campus. Address:…

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Why did you choose to study MSE? In high school I was a pretty big chem nerd (I still am); I found it mildly entertaining to just read through organic, inorganic, and physical chem books and bash through synthesis and spectra. I also wanted to work in a field that has positive environmental impacts. From…

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The Transformer Professor Junqiao Wu from the MSE Department is featured in the College of Engineering’s magazine, Berkeley Engineer, where Prof. Wu describes his recent research achievements in infrared imaging and radiative heat modulation with phase change materials. Read full story here. Contact Us Department offices are located in 210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, in…

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Berkeley Engineers give Graphene a New Twist to Boost Optoelectronics As reported in the October issue of the journal Matter, researchers in our department have converted a common linear material into one with nonlinear optical capability by stacking two single-atom-thick sheets of graphene on top of each other and twisting them. The discovery relies on…

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Q+A with Dean Doyle on Women in Engineering Professor Emerita Fiona Doyle, an advocate for students across campus, speaks to a class of Girls in Engineering participants about opportunities in engineering. Read full interview here.  Photo by Matt Beardsley Contact Us Department offices are located in 210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, in the Northeast corner…

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