Professor Kristin Persson has been named Director of Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry! Big congratulations to Professor Persson. Read full news story here. 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…

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Wide Band Gap Chalcogenide Semiconductors Scientists at UC Berkeley / Berkeley Lab (R. Woods-Robinson and K. Persson) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have released a comprehensive review of a unique, emerging class of materials called “wide band gap chalcogenide semiconductors”. These are materials composed of chalcogen elements (sulfur, selenium, and tellurium) that are both…

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Professor Persson Wins TMS 2017 Early Career Faculty Fellow Award by Daisy Hernandez November 2, 2016 Kristin Persson, Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley and Faculty Staff Scientist in the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been named a winner of the 2017 TMS Early…

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Professor Persson and Alumnus Alex Luce in Forbes by Daisy Hernandez March 22, 2016 Professor Kristin Persson and Dr. Alex Luce (PhD from MSE, and currently Program Manager at CalCharge) are quoted in a recent article in Forbes magazine, entitled “With Super-Computing, The Process of Disruptive Innovation in Energy is Likely to Accelerate.”  The article…

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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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