Greener Days Ahead for Carbon Fuels by Theresa Duque December 17, 2018 MSE graduate student Yanwei Lum and adjunct professor Joel Ager have discovered that a simple copper-based catalyst can be used to electrochemically convert carbon dioxide selectively to commodity chemicals such as ethylene and ethanol. Selective production of the desired product reduces the need…

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Professor Al Balushi, welcome to Cal MSE! by Daisy Hernandez January 15, 2019 The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is very proud and pleased to announce that Prof. Zakaria Al Balushi will join our faculty as an Assistant Professor effective January 1, 2019.  Prof. Zakaria obtained his B.S., M. S. and Ph. D. from…

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Memorial for Professor Eugene Haller by Daisy Hernandez October 14, 2018 Contact Us Department offices are located in 210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, in the Northeast corner of campus. Address: Department of Materials Science and Engineering 210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building University of California Berkeley, CA 94720-1760 Phone: (510) 642-3801 Fax: (510) 643-5792

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Dean Doyle to retire in Summer 2019 by Berkeley News August 27, 2018 Fiona Doyle, vice provost of graduate studies, longtime leader in the College of Engineering and campus, champion of student services and an influential pioneer in mineral engineering, will retire in June 2019 after a remarkable 36-year career at Berkeley. Read more here. Contact…

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New Materials for 5G Microwave Communications and Beyond by Daisy Hernandez August 20, 2018 A joint team from the University of California, Berkeley, Drexel University, Bar-Ilan University in Israel, the Carnegie Institution of Science, and the University of California, Santa Barbara have made an important observation in the search for next-generation microwave communication materials. The…

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Symposium on Advanced Materials by Daisy Hernandez August 19, 2018 On August 11th the Materials Science and Engineering departments of UC Berkeley – Zhejiang University held a Symposium on Advanced Materials. Speakers from UC Berkeley and Zhejiang University highlighted advances in Materials Characterization, Design, Discovery and Applications. Contact Us Department offices are located in 210…

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Professor Ting Xu joins the ranks of the Bakar Fellows by Daisy Hernandez July 27, 2018 MSE Professor Ting Xu, was recognized as one of the five UC Berkeley faculty innovators that have been selected for the 2018-19 Bakar Fellows Program. Read full news story here. Read the full interview here. Contact Us Department offices are located in 210…

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DMR Summer 2018 Newsletter (feat. Professor Kristin Persson) by Daisy Hernandez July 10, 2018 Advanced spectroscopy opens up many pathways to study the local electronic environment of materials, probing the electronic structure directly, the atomic environments and the bonding; all of which are key to the development of next-generation simulations for materials discovery. Despite this…

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