Big Thanks for Supporting MSE by Ariana Castro November 23, 2015 A Big Thanks for all of you who supported MSE during the Nov. 19 Big Give campaign.  With your generous support we raised over $12,000 for MSE.  We greatly appreciate all of your support.  The funds will support directly our academic programs and will…

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Professor Yao Awarded NSF CAREER Grant by Ariana Castro November 12, 2015 Professor Yao has been awarded an NSF CAREER grant for work his proposal “Electric Field Localization and Enhancement at Optical Frequencies Enabled by Material’s Dissipation.”  The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) wide program that supports outstanding…

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Professor Ceder Honored by TMS and the Royal Flemish Academy by Ariana Castro October 29, 2015 Professor Gerbrand Ceder was recently elected as a foreign member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts.  In addition, he has also been named the 2016 Recipient of the Morris Cohen Award from The…

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Professor Wu Discovers New Thermal Properties of Black Phosphorous by Ariana Castro October 15, 2015 Professors Junqiao Wu, along with MSE postdoc Sangwook Lee and student Joonki Suh, and LBNL postdoc Fan Yang, have discovered that the thermal conductivity in the zigzag direction in black phosphorous is two times higher than along its armchair direction…

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Professor Birgeneau Receives the Darius and Sarah Anderson Distinguished Service Award by Ariana Castro October 16, 2015 Robert Birgeneau, the Arnold and Barbara Silverman Distinguished Professor of Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, and Public Policy, and Chancellor Emeritus, was awarded the 2015 Darius and Sarah Anderson Distinguished Service Award from Berkeley’s Institute for Governmental Studies. …

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Professor Persson Publishes New Database of Piezoelectric Properties by Ariana Castro September 30, 2015 Professors Kristin Persson and Mark Asta, along with MSE students Maarten de Jong and Henry Geerlings, and LBNL postdoc Wei Chen, have published the largest database of single-crystal piezoelectric constant tensors currently available.  The data set, published in the Nature Publishing…

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Professor Peidong Yang wins MacArthur Fellow “Genius” Award by Daisy Hernandez September 30, 2015 The John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation has named Professor Peidong Yang, the S.K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Professor of Energy, as a 2015 recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellows award.  This recognition, commonly referred to as the MacArthur “genius”…

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