Mechanical Engineering

Berkeley Mechanical Engineering is the top ranked public mechanical engineering program in the nation and consistently ranked as one of the top mechanical engineering departments in the world. Our teaching and research laboratories are among the most active, innovative and productive in the nation, and our faculty and students represent the best, the brightest and the most diverse.

  • Department News
  • Events & Seminars
  • Announcements

ME Professor Liwei Lin's research advances on-chip inductor technology.

March 24, 2014
div line
ME Professor Reza Alam and visiting student Marcus Lehmann discuss how their research team’s wave carpet can deliver energy and fresh water.

March 11, 2014
div line
ME and BIOE Professor Mohammad Mofrad and his lab investigate how bacterial adhesions lead to Staph infections and research which surfaces are immune to these adhesions for use in medical implant devices.

March 11, 2014
div line
NASA Astronaut and ME alumnus Rex Walheim discusses his time at Cal and his time in space.

March 7, 2014
div line
ME Professor Xiang Zhang's postdoctoral scholar, Hamidreza Ramezani, won the "Biruni" 2014 Graduate Student Research Award given to promote and recognize outstanding research by a physics graduate student of Iranian heritage currently studying at an institution of higher education in the US.

March 7, 2014
div line
New applications for NASA robot design created in ME110.

Wired

Wired—UK  

March 7, 2014
div line
ME Professor Xiang Zhang's former student, Volker Sorger, now a faculty member at George Washington University, won the AFOSR Young Investigator Research Program Award. This award is given to conduct research on nanophotonics devices with capabilities beyond classical photonics limits.

Shaomin Xiong, a current graduate student advised by Zhang and ME Professor David Bogy, won the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad. The award is presented by the Chinese Ministry of Education to recognize outstanding academic achievement of self-financed Ph.D. students abroad.

February 25, 2014
div line
Ekso Bionics Inc.,  a company founded in 2005 by ME Professor Homayoon Kazerooni and ME graduate Nathan Harding (MS ’93), that specializes in designing, developing and commercializing exoskeletons, went public on January 15, 2014.

Design to Improve Life

Wikepedia.org

February 18, 2014
div line
ME Professor and James Marshall Wells Academic Chair Karl Hedrick has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to "analysis and control methods for nonlinear systems and applications to practical problems.

February 6, 2014
div line
ME Professor Emeritus Boris Rubinsky’s new technology, Cerebrotech, improves the monitoring and care of stroke and traumatic brain injury victims.

January 15, 2014
div line
ME alumnus Christopher Ategeka named to Forbes 30 Under 30.

January 8, 2014
div line
George Leitmann
, Professor of the Graduate School and Professor Emeritus of Engineering Science, has been awarded  Knight of the French Legion of Honor (Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur). The award is France’s highest tribute recognizing military and civil service on behalf of the French nation.

YouTube

December 20, 2013div line
Students from the fall 2013 class Managing New Product Design, taught by ME Professor Alice Agogino and Haas Lecturer Jonathan Propp, showcased their projects on December 15.

Haas Achieves

December 20, 2013
div line
ME Professor Emeritus Charles W. Radcliffe dies at age 91.

December 20, 2013
div line

ME Ph.D. student Hyuk-Jun Kwon studying under Professor Costas P. Grigoropoulos has been selected to receive the Best Poster Award at the Materials Research Society Fall 2013 meeting in Boston. 

December 11, 2013

div line

Professor Costas P. Grigoropoulos's graduate student Hyuk-Jun Kwon wins the Gold Award (sponsored by LG Display) at The 13th International Meeting on Information Display based on his research paper titled: Selective Contact Laser-Anneal Effect for High-Performance Flexible Multilayer MoS2 Thin-Film Transistor


December 11, 2013

div line

ME Professor Shawn Shadden, with Robert Schwartz, cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, discuss their research on the flow and characteristics of stroke causing particles.

Daily Californian

December 9, 2013 div line
Stanley A. Berger, Montford G. Cook professor emeritus of mechanical engineering and bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and a renowned expert in fluid mechanics, died on Nov. 25, 2013. He was 79.

College of Engineering News Center

December 4, 2013 div line

David Horsley, ME alumni and UC Davis Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, discusses the ultrasound chip designed by graduate student Richard Przybyla at the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center.

Berkeley Engineering

MIT Technology Review

November 4, 2013
div line
The Human-Powered Gym (HPG) scheduled to deploy at RSF on November 5, 2013.

October 28, 2013
div line
ME Professor Tarek Zohdi, along with co-editors Eugenio Oñate and Peter Wriggers, is launching a new journal, Computational Particle Mechanics, that publishes full-length original articles addressing the modeling and simulation of systems involving particles and particle methods. The goal is to enhance communication among researchers in the applied sciences who use "particles" in one form or another in their research.

October 24, 2013
div line
ME Professor David Steigmann is awarded the 2013 Levi-Civita Prize.

Università Degli Studi Dell’Aquila—Tullio Levi-Civita Prize

October 2, 2013
div line
ME Professor Al Pisano receives the Berkeley Citation.

September 20, 2013
div line
BEST Labbers win "Reviewers' Favourite Award" at the 2013 International Conference on Engineering Design. The award is in recognition of a paper that was uniformly rated excellent (top 10%) by all reviewers. Euiyoung Kim was the lead author (with Prof. Alice Agogino and undergraduate researchers Victoria Stanton Kocsik and Cecile Eren Basnage) on the paper titled: Human-Centric Study of Digital-Paper Transitions: Framing Design Opportunity Spaces.

September 17, 2013
div line
ME Professor Xiang Zhang and Physics Professor Hartmut Haeffner have been awarded $1 million by the W. M. Keck Foundation for their project Creating a New State of Matter: Space-Time Quantum Crystals.

August 26, 2013 div line
ME Professor Liwei Lin received the 2013 College of Engineering Outstanding Alumnus Award from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.

August 26, 2013
div line
In Physical Review Letters, ME Professor Philip Marcus discusses how variations in gas density generate whirlpool-like vortices, or zombie vortices, needed to form stars.

UC News Center

August 20, 2013
div line
Ryan Sochol, a postdoc in ME Professor Liwei Lin's group, was nominated as a 2013 "Outstanding Poster Presentation Award Finalist" by the 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems in Barcelona, Spain, for his work Single-Layer Microfluidic Spring Diodes via Optofluidic Lithography

August 20, 2013
div line
ME Professor and former ME Department Chair Al Pisano named dean of engineering at UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.

July 15, 2013
div line
ME doctoral student Jessica Vechakul’s paper, A Comparison of Two Transdisciplinary Human-Centered Design Approaches for Poverty Alleviation, won the Best Presentation Award at the International Workshop on the Future of Transdisciplinary Design, held in Luxemburg, June 2013. Vechakul’s paper, co-authored by ME Professor Alice Agogino, is based on her research with the International Development Design Summit (IDDS).

July 8, 2013
div line

ME News 2013
ME News 2012
ME News 2011
ME News 2010
ME News 2001 - 2009


Department of Mechanical Engineering
Russell Severance Springer Colloquium presents


Nanoindentation of Ultraprecision Surfaces

Professor Don A. Lucca
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Oklahoma State University

Monday, April 14, 2014
3:30 - 5:00 PM
3110 Etcheverry Hall
div line Department of Mechanical Engineering presents:

Laser-Matter Interaction in the Near and Far Field: Fundamental Aspects and Applications

Professor Wolfgang Kautek
University of Vienna
Department of Physical Chemistry
Waehringer Strasse 42, A-1090 Vienna
Austria

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
11:00 AM
3110 Etcheverry Hall
div line Department of Mechanical Engineering
Russell Severance Springer Colloquium presents


Energy Sustainability: A Combustion Perspective

Dr. Suk Ho Chung
Director, Clean Combustion Research Center
Mechanical Engineering
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
4:00 PM
3110 Etcheverry Hall
div line Department of Mechanical Engineering presents:

How to Harvest and Manipulate Heat Energy? From Thermoelectric and Phononic Devices to Thermal Metamaterials

Professor Baowen Li
Department of Physics, Centre for Computational Science and Engineering
Graphene Research Center
National University of Singapore

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
11:00 AM
3110 Etcheverry Hall
div line Development Engineering
Research in Action Speaker Series | Spring 2014

Using Technical and Socioeconomic Contraints to Drive Innovation

Amos Winter
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
MIT & Director of GEAR Lab
MIT

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Room B100 Blum Hall
div line The Department of Mechanical Engineering presents:

Energy Releasing from Elastic Structure

Davide Bigoni
University of Trento

Friday, April 18, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 PM
3110 Etcheverry Hall
div line E-201 Ocean Engineering Seminar
Spring 2014

The Center for International Cooperation in Long Pipe Expirements (CICLoPE): A New Facility to Unravel the Fine-Scale Structure or Turbulence

Dr. Gabriele Bellani
Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Bologna, Italy

Friday, April 18, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 PM
3110 Etcheverry Hall

ME Student Machine Shop scheduling begins January 21, 2014. To schedule your training, please see Gordon, Mick, Dennis, Jesse or Scott in 1166 Etcheverry.

Training must be completed by March 21, 2014.

div line

The Fall 2013 ME Alumni Newsletter is now online
download newsletter

div line

The Fall 2012 ME Alumni Newsletter is now online
download newsletter

div line

The Fall 2011 ME Alumni Newsletter is now online
download newsletter

div line

The Fall 2010 ME Alumni Newsletter is now online
download newsletter

div line

Make a Gift div line Plan a Visit div line Learn More About Our
Programs div line Fostering Diversity div line ME External Advisory Board

facebook icon
Follow us on Facebook

E201 Ocean Engineering Seminar
Spring 2014 (series schedule)




The Center for International Cooperation in Long Pipe Expirements (CICLoPE): A New Facility to Unravel the Fine-Scale Structure or Turbulence

Dr. Gabriele Bellani

Friday, April 18, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 PM
3110 Etcheverry Hall

Spring Faculty Newsletter


Spring 2014 semester information and announcements for faculty and lecturers from the Student Services Office



ME seeking temporary lecturers for regular and summer courses

 

Announcement


To activate cardkey access to doors, visit the registration site:


www.me.berkeley.edu/cardkeys


ME Commencement 2013 (video)

 

Photos by Yawo Akpawu


ME Faculty


ME Faculty Research Profiles
(video) (.pdf format)

ME on YouTube


Berkeley Energy Symposium 2012 video


Lead Mechanician Gordon Long discusses how students use the equipment in the ME Student Machine Shop to design and create prototypes


Professor Carlos Fernandez-Pello and graduate studens discuss ongoing projects in the Combustion Processes Lab


Senior Lab Mechanician Mick Franssen leads a tour of the Mechanical Engineering Student Machine Shop

Professor Dave Dornfeld discusses manufacturing and sustainablity research in the LMAS Lab


Professor Francesco Borrelli describes the research and undergraduate opportunities in the Predictive Control Lab


Professor Alice Agogino and students discuss the research and projects in the Berkeley Energy and Sustainable Technologies (BEST) Lab