Accelerating Materials Discovery With World’s Largest Database of Elastic Properties by Materials Science and Engineering May 8, 2015 A team of Berkeley Lab scientists, including MSE department’s Chair Mark Asta and Ph.D. candidate Maarten de Jong, have published the world’s largest database of the complete elastic properties of inorganic compounds. The data set is expected…

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Congratulations to Professor Oscar Dubon on his appointment as the Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion! by Eugene Pang January 15, 2019 Materials Science & Engineering Professor Oscar Dubón has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion at UC Berkeley. He previously served as Associate Dean for Equity & Inclusion and Student Affairs…

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Researchers create surface coating that can create false infrared images Professor Junqiao Wu group develops a decoy that fools infrared cameras into perceiving a designated temperature rather than the actual temperature of the object.  Read full news story here.   Contact Us Department offices are located in 210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, in the Northeast corner…

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MSE connection to Nobel Prize in Chemistry Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Doudna for winning the Nobel Prize for CRISPR-cas9 technology developed in her lab.  In her news conference, Professor Jennifer Doudna credits our own Jillian Banfield for sparking her interest in the problem that led to CRISPR. Read full news conference here. Contact Us Department offices are…

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Professor Junqiao Wu is the winner of the 2020 Bakar Prize! “A few years ago, Junqiao Wu, a UC Berkeley professor of material science and engineering, figured out how he could use thermal power to transform materials: roofs that adapt to temperatures and save energy, new types of sunglasses and even tools that could screen…

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Crystal with a twist: scientists grow spiraling new material Prof. Jie Yao’s team have created new inorganic crystals made of stacks of atomically thin sheets that unexpectedly spiral like a nanoscale card deck. Their surprising structures, reported in a new study appearing in the Wednesday, June 20 issue of the journal Nature, may yield unique optical, electronic and…

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Berkeley MSE Graduate Ranking Moves up to #3 in 2018 USN&WR Rankings: by Daisy Hernandez April 05, 2019 The 2018 US News and World Reports graduate rankings have been released and UC Berkeley’s Materials Engineering program has moved up a slot to number 3 in the nationally.  The complete rankings and links to more details…

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