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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