ME NEWS - 2011

ME NEWS - 2011

OMAE to honor Professor Ronald W. Yeung at the 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, June 2012


December 9, 2011

KQED interviews Chair Dave Dornfeld at UC Berkeley's White House Manufacturing Conference


December 5, 2011

President Obama nominates Professor Arun Majumdar as Under Secretary of Energy


December 2, 2011

Ph.D student Sushrut Pavanaskar, his advisor Professor Sara McMains and their collaborator Professor Alla Sheffer of UBC won first prize in the 2011 International Audi Production Award competition. Eight finalist teams were invited to the finals workshop in Ingolstadt, Germany, November 16-17, where Pavanaskar presented the winning concept, A Novel Tool-Path Generation System for Energy Efficiency in CNC Machining.


November 25, 2011

CalSol's Impulse finishes 20th in the final rankings of the 2011 Veolia World Solar Challenge, Australia. Read Chris Cartland's reflections on the competition.


November 2, 2011

Dr. Daniel Lanzillotti Kimura, postdoctoral research fellow in ME
Professor Xiang Zhang’s group, wins the International Photothermal and
Photoacoustic Association Junior Prize that recognizes outstanding
researchers under the age of 40 who, at an earlier stage in their
career, have made significant contributions to photoacoustic,
photothermal and related techniques and applications that are expected
to have strong impact on diverse scientific and engineering communities.


November 1, 2011

ME Ph.D. student Jiyoung Chang wins the IEEE CPMT SCV Chapter Graduate Grant for the fall semester of the 2011/2012 academic year.


October 20, 2011

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology announces ME Professor Lisa Pruitt as the inaugural winner of the A. Richard Newton Educator Award recognizing teaching practices, techniques and innovative education approaches that attract girls and women to math, computing and engineering.


October 14, 2011

ME Ph.D. candidate Gregory James Mc Cauley dies at age 30.

September 28, 2011

ME doctoral student Jessica Vechakul, whose doctoral dissertation focuses on real-world projects to alleviate poverty, was named one of eight inaugural fellows selected from a pool of 400 applicants. The Fellowship Program "fosters design leaders of the future."

Design for Development

September 26, 2011 

ME alumnus Keith W. Tantlinger, whose steel locking corners allow cargo containers to be joined together for shipping, dies at the age of 92.


The New York Times

September 7, 2011

ME Professor Liwei Lin and Princeton chemistry Professor Haw Yang, who collaboratively researched the temperature of individual cells in the human body, presented their findings at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS).


September 5, 2011

ME graduate student Junsuk Rho wins the Embassy of the Republic of Korea's 2011 Korean Honor Scholarship. The award, a nationwide competition that receives over 1,000 applicants, is given to 105 outstanding recipients. Thirty-three graduate students were among the winners including three from the San Francisco Consulate General's quarter (Northern California, Utah, Wyoming and Colorado).


August 24, 2011

Exergetic Analysis of Hybrid Energy Conversion and Storage Scenarios for Use of Solar Power in Stationary Applications, a paper by ME Professor Costas Grigoropoulos and his former Postdoctoral Researchers Nico Hotz and Seung-Hwan Ko and doctoral graduate Heng Pan, wins Best Paper Award at the ASME Fourth International Conference on Energy Sustainability.


August 4, 2011

ME Professor Emeritus Chieh S. Hsu awarded ASME's 2011 J.P. Den Hartog Award for lifetime contributions to teaching and practice of vibration engineering. Hsu's fellow Professor Emeritus, Dan Mote Jr., will accept the award on his behalf.


July 27, 2011 

ME graduate Bradley Edgar (B.S. 1990, Ph.D. 1997) wins the 2010 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award, the premier award recognizing those who have made outstanding contributions toward improving air quality.


July 24, 2011

ME alumnus Rex Walheim discusses being on board the final flight of NASA's space shuttle Atlantis


July 19, 2011

Samuel Mao and his research group's invention, Nanostructured Antifogging Coating, wins R&D Magazine's 2011 award for significant proven technological advances


July 18, 2011 

President Obama announces the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership linking UC Berkeley and five other universities with the federal government to spur job creation and economic growth. COE Dean Shankar Sastry says, "With traditional strengths in semiconductor manufacturing, precision machining and manufacture, technologies for green industry and a vision for educating a new generation of engineering leaders, Berkeley is very pleased to have been chosen to be one of the six lead universities in AMI."

Berkeley News Center

President Obama's speech on

June 27, 2011

Xiang Zhang receives the Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Nanoscience Award


May 5, 2011

Graduate students Ryan Shelby (ME) and Yael Perez (Architecture) win second place in the Social Justice, Community Engagement Category for their CARES and PPN sustainable housing submission to Big Ideas @ Berkeley


May 3, 2011

Airborne, Autonomous & Collaborative, an article on unmanned aerial vehicles by Karl Hedrick and ME graduate students Brandon Basso and Joshua Love, is featured in the April edition of ASME's Mechanical Engineering


April 14, 2011

ME Graduating Senior and Achievement Award Program winner Christopher Ategeka honored at Cal Alumni Association Charter Gala 2011


April 13, 2011

Tarek Zohdi solves shattered sunroof problem


April 1, 2011

ME graduate student Kranthi Mandadapu and ME Ph.D. graduate Reese E. Jones win The Journal of Chemical Physics Editor's Choice Award


March 28, 2011

 Graduate student Adrienne Higa's submission, Mechanical Regulation of Collective Cell Behavior via Microtopographic Substates, wins Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center's Best Paper Award, Spring 2011


March 17, 2011

Graduate student Volker Sorger is awarded Best Student Paper in 2010 by the U.S. Advisory Committee to the International Commission for Optics


March 17, 2011

ME at Berkeley and Stanford tie for second place under Programs Ranked Best by Engineering School Department Heads in U.S. News Best Engineering Schools 2012 poll


March 15, 2011

CalSol discusses its plans to compete in the 2011 World Solar Challenge in Australia during an interview with CalTV


February 23, 2011

Former ME Professor Arun Mujumdar, director of Arpa-E (Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy), funds researchers looking for new ways to generate energy


February 18, 2011

Sam Mao leads research team searching for sustainable ways to generate hydrogen for clean-energy technologies


January 30, 2011

ME masters student Thomas Libby wins best graduate student paper award at SICB


January 26, 2011

Xiang Zhang and BEAST uncover the secrets behind nano-sized electromagnetic "hot spots"


January 24, 2011

Andrew Szeri named Faculty Program Head for Operational Excellence


January 11, 2011

Wired names Homayoon Kazerooni's eLEGS second Most Significant Gadget of 2010

( more about eLEGS)


January 7, 2011

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