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.

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ME Professor Alice Agogino is chair of the new development engineering graduate group, a designated emphasis for doctoral students this fall.

September 16, 2014
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A recent Popular Science article discusses ME Professor Alice Agogino's BEST Lab tensegrity robot project with NASA Ames.

Also, check out this video on the Discovery Channel featuring the project, with ME undergraduate students Aliakbar Toghyan, Borna Dehghani, Laqshya Taneja, and Ian Matthew Krase, graduate students Andrew Sabelhaus and Kyunam Kim, and recent ME graduate Deaho Moon.

September 8, 2014
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ME Professor Xiang Zhang has been appointed the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Materials Sciences Division Director.

September 8, 2014
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ME alumnus George Ban-Weiss was named on the 2014 MIT Technology Review's "35 Innovators Under 35" list. Ban-Weiss, currently a USC professor, is developing reflective roof technology to help keep urban areas cool.

August 28, 2014
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ME Professors
Panayiotis Papadopoulos and Tarek I. Zohdi have been appointed as Chancellor's Professors for the UC Berkeley campus. These professorships were established in 1996 by then Chancellor, and former ME Department Chair, Chang-Lin Tien to recognize faculty for "distinguished achievement of the highest level in research, teaching and service."

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ME undergrad Lavanya Jawaharlal was among 100 guests invited to meet Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, who praised them for their work “to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders.”

August 27, 2014
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ME PhD Graduate Nathan Tom receives OMAE Subrata Chakrabarti Young Professional Award.

August 27, 2014
div lineME Student Machine Shop scheduling begins August 28, 2014. To schedule your training, please see Gordon, Mick, Dennis, Jesse, or Scott in room 1166 Etcheverry Hall. Training must be completed by October 24, 2014.

August
20, 2014
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The Shipping & Receiving/Faculty Support office has moved to 2120 Etcheverry. Delivery and pick-up hours are from 9am-12pm and 1-4pm.

August 19, 2014

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Relaxed Barrier Function Based Linear Model Predictive Control

Christian Ebenbauer
Professor
Computations in Control
Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control
University of Stuttgart
Germany

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
10:00 AM
3110 Etcheverry Hall
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Russell Severance Springer Lecture Series presents:


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

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Monday, September 29, 2014
3:00 PM
3110 Etcheverry Hall
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
4:00 PM
3110 Etcheverry Hall
div line Shuttling Heat via Time-Dependent Heat Bath Temperature

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
3:00 PM
3110 Etcheverry Hall
div line What Is Necessary and Sufficient Condition(s) for Fourier Law of Heat Conduction?

Monday, October 20, 2014
3:00 PM
3110 Etcheverry Hall
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Viscoelastic Fluid Suspension Problems in Fracking and Drilling

Eric Stefan G. Shaqfeh
Professor
Departments of Chemical and Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University

Friday, October 3, 2014
1:00 PM
3110 Etcheverry Hall
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Damping-Induced Self-Recovery Phenomena

Dong Eui Chang
Associate Professor
Department of Appplied Mathematics
Unviversity of Waterloo

Monday, October 6, 2014
1:30 PM
3110 Etcheverry Hall
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Atomistic Modeling at Experimental Strain and Time Scales

Harold S. Park
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Boston University

Monday, October 6, 2014
3:00 PM
3110 Etcheverry Hall
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ME Student Machine Shop scheduling begins August 28, 2014. To schedule your training, please see Gordon, Mick, Dennis, Jesse or Scott in 1166 Etcheverry.

Training must be completed by October 24, 2014.

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The Fall 2013 ME Alumni Newsletter is now online
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The Fall 2012 ME Alumni Newsletter is now online
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The Fall 2011 ME Alumni Newsletter is now online
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The Fall 2010 ME Alumni Newsletter is now online
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Fall 2014 ME Student Machine Shop Orientation Information.


Berkeley Engineering
Networking & Etiquette Dinner


Tuesday, October 14
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Faculty Club


ME seeking temporary lecturers for courses.

To activate cardkey access to doors, visit the registration site:
www.me.berkeley.edu/cardkeys

ME on YouTube


See class projects from Professor Homayoon Kazerooni's Mechatronics Design Course (ME102B), Spring 2014.


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


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

Click here for more ME videos.