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Friday, September 23, 2016

Systematic Design in Hybrid Chalcogenides: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Dr. J. Nathan Hohman, LBNL Molecular Foundry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Isolating 2D monolayers from layered van der Waals solids has been a fruitful approach for discovering new properties in old materials.

For example, although layered transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are typically indirect band gap semiconductors in the bulk, TMD monolayers possess direct band gaps and high electron mobilities, a consequence of isolating materials that already exhibit...   More >



In-situ/operando resonant inelastic soft X-ray scattering characterization of chemical and catalytic reactions

Seminar | September 23 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Jinghua Guo, Ph.D., Advanced Light Source Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

College of Chemistry


The presentation focuses on the in-situ/operando soft X-ray spectroscopy for the studies of catalytic and electrochemical reactions developed at the Advanced Light Source in recent years, and how to overcome the challenge that soft X-rays cannot easily peek into the liquid electrochemical cells under vacuum conditions.

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Green Initiative Fund Mini-Grants Info Session

Information Session | September 26 | 6-7 p.m. | 54 Barrows Hall


Sharon Daraphonhdeth

Student Environmental Resource Center


The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) will be hosting an info session on their 2016 Fall Mini-Grants. Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to attend the info session to learn more about TGIF and how to apply for a mini-grant.

For more information on mini-grants, please visit: http://tgif.berkeley.edu/index.php/apply/fall-grants

About TGIF:
The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides...   More >

Friday, September 30, 2016

Ion Insertion Electrochemistry at the Molecular and Meso-scale: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. William Chueh, Stanford University, Materials Science & Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Electrochemically-active materials enable the efficient transformation of electrical energy to and from chemical energy, and are at the heart of carbon-neutral energy cycles. Understanding design rules that govern material composition, microstructure, and architecture holds the key towards rationally optimizing technologies such as batteries and fuel cells.

Unlike those described in...   More >

Friday, October 7, 2016

Experimental and Computational Investigations of Phonon Anharmonicity: The Role of Atomic Dynamics in Nanoscale Transport and Thermodynamics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Olivier Delaire, Duke Univ. / ORNL , Materials Science/ME/Physics

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


A detailed understanding of atomic dynamics is of broad interest for the design of efficient energy materials, and contributes to establishing the microscopic theory of thermal transport and thermodynamics. Lattice instabilities are deeply connected to atomic vibrations (phonons) and impact functional properties in many materials, including ferroelectrics, thermoelectrics, phase-change materials,...   More >

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Innovation for Global Good: Interview with Pierce Gordon, Energy and Resources Group

Seminar | October 11 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7FM


Pierce Gordon, PhD Candidate, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley

KALX 90.7 FM


Join us for a new episode of The Graduates as we speak with Pierce Gordon of the Energy and Resources Group about his work on the evaluation of innovation practices for global development issues. The Graduates, highlighting graduate student research at Berkeley and around the world, is broadcast every other Tuesday at 9AM.


All Audiences

Radio broadcast, on-air only 90.7FM or http://kalx.berkeley.edu

Friday, October 14, 2016

New Materials Under Extreme Environments: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Wendy L. Mao, Stanford University, Geological Sciences & SLAC

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The application of extreme environments (including variable pressure, temperature and irradiation) can induce dramatic changes in materials and give us a much broader field to discover new phases and explore novel phenomena.

Improving our understanding of the modifications that occur can also provide guidance for designing improved materials with desirable properties that can be utilized for...   More >



Grounds for Science: Seeing the Unseen

Special Event | October 14 | 7-9 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar


3960 Adeline Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

Sam Kenny; Rachel Thayer

Science@Cal


Grounds for Science grad student science Cafe this month explores how to study life at the tiniest scale. Featuring 2 short talks:
STORM-Life in Color at the Nanoscale with Sam Kenny
Changing Color by Changing Shape: The Case of the Buckeye Butterfly with Rachel Thayer


All Audiences, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Symbiotic nanostructures: Self-organizated synthesis and plasmonic properties

Seminar | October 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 277 Cory Hall


Professor Ramki Kalyanaraman, University of Tennessee in Knoxville

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)


Plasmonic materials and nanostructures offer exciting ways to manipulate photons for applications such as sensing, data storage, and more. From a materials perspective, silver has the highest plasmonic quality factor af all known materials, but its tendency to degrade renders Gold (a much weaker plasmonic material) the de facto choice for many applications. Here we show how to overcome this...   More >

Friday, October 21, 2016

Stimuli-Responsive Smart Soft Materials: Sponsored NSE Seminar - Sigma Aldrich

Seminar | October 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Takuzo Aida, Univ. of Tokyo, Chemistry/Biotechnology

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Machine technology frequently puts magnetic or electrostatic repulsive forces to practical use, as in maglev trains, vehicle suspensions, or non-contact bearings. In contrast, materials design overwhelmingly focuses on attractive interactions, such as in the many advanced polymer-based composites, where inorganic fillers interact with a polymer matrix to improve mechanical properties....   More >

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Self-Assembly of New Structures and Materials with DNA-Coated Colloids: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. David J. Pine, NYU, Physics and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Coating colloidal particles and clusters with DNA, we program interactions between colloids, using their shape to make crystal structures that have previously been difficult or even impossible to make.

Some of the structures have no known atomic equivalent.

Use of different materials allows the structures to be modified after being assembled, leading to new open structures with interesting...   More >

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Barbara Engelhardt, Princeton University

Seminar | November 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Center for Computational Biology


Title: Structured factor models to find interpretable signal in genomic data

Abstract: Latent factor models have been the recent focus of much attention in `big data' applications because of their ability to quickly allow the user to explore the underlying data in a controlled and interpretable way. In genomics, latent factor models are commonly used to identify population substructure,...   More >

Thursday, November 3, 2016

EVERYTHING SLIPS: Design of Novel Omniphobic Nanocoatings

Seminar | November 3 | 4-5 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium


Professor Joanna Aizenberg, Harvard University

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)


EVERYTHING SLIPS: Design of Novel Omniphobic Nanocoatings

Friday, November 4, 2016

Potentials, Dynamics, and Other Properties of Electrons in Colloidal Quantum Dots: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Daniel R. Gamelin, Univ. of Washington, Chemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The physical properties of inorganic crystalline materials can be dramatically transformed by controlled introduction of impurities or other defects, without which most semiconductor technologies including transistors, diodes, and solar cells would not be possible.

The large surface-to-volume ratios of colloidal semiconductor nanostructures cause the physical properties of these materials to...   More >



ESPM Special Finishing Talk: Patrick Baur: Ordering People and Nature through Food Safety Governance

Special Event | November 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall


Patrick Baur, ESPM

Berkeley Food Institute


ESPM Grad Student Patrick Baur will be giving his departmental finishing talk titled Ordering People and Nature through Food Safety Governance. This event is sponsored by ESPM and BFI. It is free and open to the public.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Our Quantum Society: Living With Entanglement

Colloquium | November 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center


Cathryn Carson, Professor, History of Science, University of California, Berkeley; George Lakoff, Professor, Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley; Leonard Susskind, Professor Physics and Director of Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stanford University; Umesh Vazirani, Professor, EECS and Director, Berkeley Quantum Computation Center, University of California, Berkeley; Carl Williams, Deputy Director of the Physical Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Irfan Siddiqi, Professor, Physics and Director, CQCS, University of California, Berkeley and Center for Quantum Coherent Science

Center for Quantum Coherent Science


Quantum mechanics continues to stretch the limits of human thought by asserting that two objects can be entangled such that a probe of one automatically yields information about the other, even if they are at opposite ends of the universe.

Already observed in the spin properties of atoms and the polarization of photons of light, generating entanglement in bulk at the...   More >

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Competing for Big Ideas: Interview with Maxwell Aaronson, MPP Candidate, UC Berkeley

Seminar | November 8 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7FM


Maxwell Aaronson, MPP Candidate, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Tesla Monson, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

KALX 90.7 FM


The Graduates speaks with Maxwell Aaronson about his work with Big Ideas, a student innovation competition that offers funding, support, and recognition for students' ideas to solve the world's most pressing social challenges. The Graduates, highlighting graduate student research at Berkeley and around the world, is broadcast every other Tuesday at 9AM on KALX 90.7FM and on the web.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Innovations and Entrepreneurship in Photonics for Health Care

Lecture | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium


Jes Broeng, Professor, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute


Science and technology is a vehicle for research-based innovation, but social interaction and skills are the necessities for success. In this talk, Prof. Jes Broeng will share his experiences on establishing successful universities spin-out, and on ways to improve the tech transfer system. The talk will take base in photonics technologies for health care and life science.

Jes Broeng is a...   More >


Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Characterizing Aptamers for Nanomaterial Targets: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Note change in date


Prof. Valeria Tohver Milam, Georgia Institute of Technology, MSE

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Oligonucleotide aptamers are single-stranded sequences that exhibit high affinity and specificity for a particular non-nucleotide target including, but not limited to, small molecules, proteins, and even whole cells. Aptamers are conventionally isolated and identified using a multi-round screening approach called "Systematic Evolution of Ligands by EXponential Enrichment" (SELEX) in which a pool...   More >

Monday, November 21, 2016

CogNetwork: Does Language Make Us Special?: The role of language in structure-dependent cognition

Colloquium | November 21 | 1:30-3 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall


Martin Monti, UCLA

Department of Linguistics


One of the most striking features of human cognition is the ability to generate an infinite
number of ideas by combining a finite set of elements according to structure-dependent
principles. This ability is most clearly displayed in language, but also characterizes other
aspects of our cognition such as inference making, mental arithmetic, music cognition, and
motor action sequences. In this...   More >

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Dissertation Talk: Electro-Mechanical Devices for Ultra-Low-Power Electronics

Seminar | December 1 | 4-5 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540 AB


Chuang Qian

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


The proliferation of mobile electronic devices and the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) have brought energy consumption to the fore of challenges for future information processing devices. Digital logic integrated circuits (ICs) implemented with complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) transistors...   More >

Friday, December 2, 2016

Microfluidics Trapping System for Cell Engineering and Phenotype Assay: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | December 2 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Lidong Qin, Houston Methodist Research Institute

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Cellular and molecular assay, especially in the study of phenotype-genotype correlations at the single-cell level, are critical for the understanding of intratumor heterogeneity and identification of cancer phenotype-related genes, new cell subsets, and assist in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and therapy.

Traditional technologies for single-cell manipulation and analysis are plagued by...   More >



Robert Langer - 2016 Bioengineering Distinguished Seminar

Lecture | December 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall


Robert Langer, MIT

Bioengineering (BioE)


We are pleased to welcome Professor Robert Langer of MIT as our 2016-17 Distinguished Seminar speaker.

"Biomaterials and biotechnology: From the discovery of the first angiogenesis inhibitors to the development of controlled drug delivery systems and the foundation of tissue engineering"

Abstract:
Advanced drug delivery systems are having an enormous impact on human health. We start by...   More >

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Master of Engineering Capstone Expo

Presentation | December 8 | 4-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership


The Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership is excited to invite the public to our Master of Engineering Capstone Expo, where our masters students demo the products that they are working on, which come from industry and faculty research. See where the future of engineering is headed.


Free

Register online.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Frontiers in Quantum Coherent Science: An Inaugural Celebration of the Center for Quantum Coherent Science at UC Berkeley

Conference/Symposium | January 9 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall


Department of Physics


CQCS is an intellectual nexus that explores the richness, complexity and practical application of quantum mechanics, quantum states, and quantum systems. The center brings together many different scientists working in a range of fields related to quantum science, from AMO to cosmology. We would be delighted if you can join us for our three-day conference as well as participate in the planned...   More >


- Due to space limitations, only accepted registrants will receive a confirmation email after December 18. - Day 3 is limited by LBNL site access

Registration opens December 1. Register by December 18 online, or by calling Arica at 510-664-7725, or by emailing Arica at cqcs@berkeley.edu.



Luke Timmerman: Trends in Biotech and the Age of Genomics

Colloquium | January 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Room 240


Luke Timmerman, The Timmerman Report

Library, Bioengineering (BioE)


Luke Timmerman of the Timmmerman Report and contributor to Forbes, will be speaking about trends in the biotech industry and the effect of a tool driven revolution. He will also address these themes as they relate to his new book, Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

PMB Seminar : "Plant Genomics and Immunity"

Seminar | January 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Energy Biosciences Building, First Floor Conference Room


Ksenia Krasileva, Earlham University, The Sainsbury Laboratory

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Friday, January 13, 2017

Grounds for Science: Neural machinery, natural and designed

Presentation | January 13 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar


3960 Adeline Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

Tomer Langberg, Molecular & Cell Biology; Ryan Neely, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

Science@Cal


Grounds for Science presents cutting-edge research from the graduate student community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed science cafe setting. This month features short talks by Tomer Langberg and Ryan Neely, exploring the biological machinery that creates the senses, and technology being developed to understand the nervous system.


All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Friday, January 20, 2017

How Chemistry Can Revolutionize Electronics and Opto-Electronics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Eli Yablonovitch, UC Berkeley, EECS

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Since the beginning of Solid State Electronics, with the invention of the transistor, chemical bonding structures have actually played the key enabling role. This lecture will outline how chemical bonds were critical for the computing revolution, the internet revolution, and are of great importance for the forthcoming energy revolution. I will try to answer the following question: What does...   More >

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

PMB Seminar : "Gating the immunity and cell death at the nuclear pore complex"

Seminar | January 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Energy Biosciences Building, First Floor Conference Room


Yangnan Gu, Duke University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Friday, January 27, 2017

Activatable Fluorophores: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Françisco M. Raymo, Univ. of Miami, Chemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The goal of our research program is the development of operating principles to activate the fluorescence of organic chromophores under either chemical or optical control.

In particular, we design molecules capable of switching from a nonemissive to an emissive state, upon either acidification or illumination at an appropriate activation wavelength, and then produce fluorescence, after...   More >

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Functional Nanomaterials from Self-Assembly

Seminar | February 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Professor Uli Wiesner, Cornell University

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)


Global problems including energy conversion and storage, clean water and human health require increasingly complex, multi-component and functional materials with unprecedented control over composition, structure, and order down to the nanoscale. This talk will give examples for the rational design of novel functional hybrid nanomaterials inspired by biological examples. Discussion will include...   More >

Friday, February 3, 2017

Dark Matter Detection with Precision Instrumentation: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Surjeet Rajendran, UC Berkeley, Physics

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


We know that there is five times more dark matter in the universe than the normal (baryonic) matter that we are made out of. But, other than its existence we know very little about its properties.

What is its mass? How does it interact with baryonic matter? One way to identify these properties is to make guesses about what the dark matter could be. We can then build a sensitive instrument...   More >

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

She Started It: A documentary following five passionate, trailblazing young women who strive to compete and thrive in the ruthlessly competitive boys club of high tech startups.

Film - Documentary | February 8 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Student Technology Council, Berkeley Innovators, Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology


96% of venture capitalists are men (1). Women still account for less than 10% of founders for high growth firms (2) and earn only 12.9% of computer science degrees (3). She Started It gives a new face to the image of the tech entrepreneur: a female face.

Join the CITRIS Foundry, Berkeley Innovators, Student Technology Council, and the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology for a...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

RSVP by February 7 online.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Determining Atomic Coordinates in 3D by Atomic Electron Tomography: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Dr. Peter Ercius, LBNL Molecular Foundry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


This talk will cover recent developments and future directions of Atomic Electron Tomography (AET) at the Molecular Foundry, which will be critical to our understanding of the atomic structure of complex materials systems.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Probing Nanostructured Materials With Single Atom Sensitivity Using Aberration Corrected TEM: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Jamie Warner, Univ. of Oxford, Materials Science

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The properties of nanostructure materials are dictated by the arrangement of their atoms, and the rapid advancement of nanotechnology has been enabled by imaging methods that can see how atoms are bonded to form nanoscale solids. Aberration corrected transmission electron microscopy can now probe individual atoms in a material, and extract information about their element type, charge transfer,...   More >

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

BSAC Technology Seminar - Exosome Cancer Research Powered by Microfluidics

Seminar | February 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 490 Cory Hall


Prof. Mei He, Assistant Professor, Kansas State University, Nanotechnology Innovation Center

Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center


Most eukaryotic cells release exosomes which present opportunities for cancer analysis. Exosomes exhibit strong antigen loading flexibility, but their study is hampered by technical difficulties. We show microfluidic processing with precise control and foresee microfluidic technology playing game-changer roles in exploring the utility of exosomes in cancer research.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate

RSVP by February 17 online.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

NSF CAREER Workshop

Workshop | February 23 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 808 Stanley Hall


Berkeley Research Development Office


The NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is an NSF-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. The CAREER Award...   More >


Faculty

Faculty

Make reservations by February 23 online, or or by emailing Erica Whitney at evwhitney@berkeley.edu.



Bio-Tech Connect: Networking with industry

Career Fair | February 23 | 4-6 p.m. | Stanley Hall, atrium


Bioengineering (BioE)


Meet representatives from local biotech companies, large and small! All majors and levels welcome. Some will be recruiting, some just want to meet you. Bring your questions, bring your resumes. Hosted by the Department of Bioengineering and the Bioengineering Honor Society.
RSVP at http://bioeng.berkeley.edu/event/networking-with-industry

Friday, February 24, 2017

Towards Designed Nanoscale Systems via Self-Assembly: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Oleg Gang, Columbia Univ., Applied Physics / Chemical Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


In the last decades nanoscale inorganic objects emerged as a novel type of matter with unique functional properties and a plethora of prospective applications. Although a broad range of nano-synthesis methods has been developed, our abilities to organize these nano-components into designed static and reconfigurable architectures are quite limited.

Molecular encoding of nano-object allows...   More >

Saturday, February 25, 2017

How to lead effectively: Skills for managing scientists

Workshop | February 25 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall


Anna Goldstein, Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard University; Ben Thuronyi, Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard University

QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, College of Chemistry, Graduate Assembly, Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs


This full-day workshop will focus on the critical interpersonal aspects of leading a group of scientists, integrating techniques for communication, feedback, conflict resolution, and negotiation. It’s designed to complement the SLAM seminar series by providing highly interactive, participatory experiences. You’ll get hands-on practice with the relationship skills that are key to being a great...   More >

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life with Adam Greenfield: a part of COMMONS CONVERSATIONS: TECHNOLOGY and PUBLIC LIFE IN CHANGING TIMES

Panel Discussion | March 1 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library | Note change in date


Adam Greenfield, University College London

Center for New Media


Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life with Adam Greenfield
a part of COMMONS CONVERSATIONS: TECHNOLOGY AND PUBLIC LIFE IN CHANGING TIMES
Co-sponsored with the Institute of Urban and Regional Development

Everywhere we turn, our everyday experience of the world is being transfigured by the advent of startling new technologies. But at what cost? In this urgent and revelatory...   More >

Friday, March 3, 2017

Surface Plasmon Near-Field for Improved Optoelectronics and Photochemistry: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Terefe G Habteyes, Univ. of New Mexico, Chemistry/Chemical Biology

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Recent advances show that the near-field properties of localized surface plasmon resonances can be utilized to drive important photochemical reactions at low incident photon flux at room temperature as well as improve the efficiency of optoelectronic devices. Central to these applications is a localized surface plasmon near-field that increases light matter-interaction dramatically.

I will...   More >

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Intimacy of Things: Privacy and the Internet of Things

Seminar | March 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 205 South Hall


Dr. Gilad Rosner, Internet of Things Privacy Forum

Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)


As part of its Spring 2017 Lunch Seminar Series, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity presents Gilad Rosner, founder of the Internet of Things Privacy Forum.


All Audiences

All Audiences

https://cltc.berkeley.edu/rsvp-for-gilad-rosner/. RSVP by March 6 .



Illumina Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session | March 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Illumina

Bioengineering (BioE)


Thinking about your career?

We're hiring! Calling all engineers who desire to help develop life changing technologies - we want to meet you! Our team of software and process engineers are excited to share about who we are and how YOU fit within Illumina. We'll also share about full time and internship opportunities and our Illumina Accelerator. DINNER PROVIDED!


Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Inside NIH

Workshop | March 9 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall


Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Berkeley Research Development Office


This workshop will explain how NIH is structured, how it functions, and how it reviews proposals, with an eye towards how trends and federal policies affect its work. This session will help faculty apply an understanding of how NIH works to their funding strategies.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Atom-by-Atom Characterization of Nanomaterials with Atomic Electron Tomography: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Mary Scott, UC Berkeley, Materials Science & Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Measuring 3D atomic coordinates in materials has been a driving force behind many scientific and technological advances. Techniques such as X-ray crystallography are powerful tools to measure average atomic positions, but cannot identify individual, atomic scale defects which can strongly influence a material’s behavior, particularly in the case of nanomaterials.

A single image from a high...   More >

Friday, March 17, 2017

Canceled-illness: Metal-Ligand Chemistry in Multimetallic Nanoparticle Synthesis and Performance: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Canceled


Prof. Jill E. Millstone, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Chemistry / ChemE / ME

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Metal-ligand chemistry is shown to be a pivotal tool in the control of multimetallic nanoparticle formation, structure, and emergent properties. Specifically, small molecule ligand chemistry is used to mediate the incorporation and distribution of metals in and on discrete, colloidal nanoparticle substrates, as well as modulate their emergent optoelectronic features once formed.

Here, we...   More >



Mechanic Behavior of Architected Nanomaterials: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Xun Wendy Gu, Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Many nanomaterials (e.g. graphene, metallic nanowires, and ceramic nanospheres) exhibit extraordinary strength, ductility and flaw tolerance. These nanoscale size effects can be transmitted to the bulk by arranging nanostructures in 3D hierarchical architectures with optimized structural topologies, but these nano-architected structures are challenging to construct using conventional...   More >

Sunday, March 19, 2017

TOM:Berkeley: Bay Area makers and UC Berkeley students join global movement to collaborate and develop custom solutions with people with disabilities in 48-hour Makeathon.

Special Event | March 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall


CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Tikkun Olam Makers, TOM:Berkeley, EnableTech, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


Bay Area makers and UC Berkeley students join global movement to collaborate and develop custom solutions with people with disabilities in 48-hour Makeathon.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Inside NSF

Workshop | March 23 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall


Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Berkeley Research Development Office


This workshop will explain how NSF is structured, how it functions, and how it reviews proposals, with an eye towards how trends and federal policies affect its work. This session will help faculty apply an understanding of how NSF works to their funding strategies.



Engineering at the Limits of the Nanoscale

Seminar | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)


Farnaz Niroui, Ph.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


At the nanoscale, unique properties and phenomena emerge that can lead to scientific and technological paradigms beyond those classically envisioned. This talk will introduce an approach to achieve nanometer precision, resolution and control in fabrication and tunability by engineering surfaces and surface adhesive forces.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Microfluidic Technologies to Manufacture Soft Matter Materials: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Patrick S. Doyle, MIT, Chemical Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


In this talk I will describe how microfluidic technologies and various fields (light, temperature and flow) can be used to synthesize new functional soft matter materials.

I will begin by introducing Flow Lithography- a new way of interfacing lithography and microfluidics to “optically stamp” complex and functional microparticles. This technique takes advantage of the unique ability to finely...   More >

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

BSAC Technology Seminar - Designing Functional Organic Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy Technologies

Seminar | April 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall


Dr. Guihua Yu, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Texas Materials Institute

Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center


Nanostructured materials are critical in technology because of unusual properties due to confined dimensions. A new class of polymeric materials will be presented: nanostructured conducting polymer gels (nCPGs), which have advantages as functional building blocks. nCPGs-enabled devices will be discussed to illustrate “structure-derived multi-functionality” of this special class of materials.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate

RSVP by April 3 online.



Danaher Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session | April 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Bioengineering (BioE)


Thinking about your career?
Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life around the world through our shared purpose of “Helping Realizing Life’s Potential.” DINNER PROVIDED!


Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Science of Synthesis seminar

Workshop | April 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Seminar Room 100F, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library


Dr. M. Fiona Shortt de Hernandez, Managing Editor, Thieme Science of Synthesis

Library


The Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library will be hosting a workshop led by representatives from Thieme on finding reliable chemical transformations using Science of Synthesis.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Registration opens March 20. Register by April 5 online.



SEEDJAM Tech Expo 2017

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 5-9 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)


The House


Featured speakers include the Founders & CEO's of Postmates, Quora, Tanium, and Figma.

SEEDJAM is an annual exposition of all the innovative products coming out of startups at Berkeley and beyond. Every year exhibitors come to UC Berkeley to demonstrate the latest and greatest in technology.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Friday, April 7, 2017

Biomimetic Engineering of Squid Sucker Ring Teeth Proteins: From Biology to Technology: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Ali Miserez, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore / MSE

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Living organisms are “green chemist” masters, producing multi-functional materials under benign environmental conditions, with a limited amount of building blocks. Thus, they constitute important biomimetic model systems for eco-friendly and multi-scale processing of materials.

Proteins constitute either the structural components of biological materials or the templates that control the growth...   More >

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB


Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Interim Chemistry Librarian, UC Berkeley Library Life and Health Sciences Division

Library


A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Writing Specific Aims

Workshop | April 13 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall


Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Berkeley Research Development Office


This workshop will show you how to write succinct yet powerful specific aims for your research proposal. Your specific aims are the scaffold that holds your entire proposal together, and they can either grab a reviewer's attention or lose their interest completely. In this workshop, we will describe how to frame your specific aims to best support your research proposal.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Exploring the Interfaces Between Silicon and Soft Materials: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Bozhi Tian, Univ. of Chicago, Chemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


I will present several soft material-enabled exploratory approaches for the syntheses and applications of nanostructured silicon. In addition to providing new knowledge of nanoscale silicon-based chemistry, these studies will deepen our understanding of the fundamental limits of physical and biological signal transduction between subcellular components and synthetic systems.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Toward a Quantitative Knob for Controlling the Synthesis of Colloidal Metal Nanocrystals: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Younan Xia, Georgia Institute of Technology, BME / Chem

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Recent studies suggest that reduction kinetics play an essential role in determining the outcome of a synthesis of colloidal metal nanocrystals. Reduction kinetics not only control the internal defect structure, including single-crystal, singly-twinned, multiply-twinned, and stacking-fault lined, of a seed formed in the nucleation step but also dictate the growth pattern (symmetric vs....   More >

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

BSAC Technology Seminar - Silicon-Based Integrated Sensors and Systems with On-Chip Antennas: From Picosecond Pulse Radiators To Miniaturized Spectrometers

Seminar | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall


Prof. Aydin Babakhani, Assistant Professor | Director, RISC, Rice University, Rice Integrated Systems and Circuits (RISC)

Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center


Silicon processes make it possible to integrate everything from antennas to processors on a single chip, which create opportunities to implement complex sensors and systems on a millimeter scale. This results in single-chip picosecond pulse radiators, wirelessly synchronized chips with sub-psec synchronization accuracy, miniaturized spectrometers, and wirelessly powered sensors and actuators.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate

RSVP by April 24 online.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Buying the Farm: The Financialization of US Agriculture.

Colloquium | April 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall


Professor Kathryn De Master, University of California Berkeley

Department of Geography

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Writing Your Research Proposal

Workshop | April 27 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall


Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Berkeley Research Development Office


This workshop will show you how to develop the body of your research proposal. We will discuss how to create a logical flow of background information and preliminary data with the current study's research design.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Engineering 2D Energy Landscapes Using Molecules and Defects: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Michael Crommie, UC Berkeley, Physics

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The local electronic properties of 2D devices are typically controlled by electric fields that come from nearby electrodes. Conventional electrodes, however, are difficult to make with ultra-small feature size (e.g., down to a single nanometer) and also create difficulties in maintaining atomically clean surfaces for scanned probe microscopy experiments.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Dissertation Talk - Integrated Nanoscale Antenna-LED for On-Chip Optical Communication

Seminar | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall


Seth Fortuna, Graduate Student Researcher, EECS/BSAC; Prof. Ming Wu, Advisor

Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center


LEDs have low modulation speed due to the mismatch of the atomic optical dipole oscillations responsible for light emission and wavelength. Coupling a semiconductor to an external antenna, the emission rate can be increased. An electrically-injected III-V antenna-LED coupled to a cavity-backed slot antenna with a 200-fold increase in the spontaneous emission rate is demonstrated.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate

RSVP by May 1 online.



Gilead Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session | May 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Bioengineering (BioE)


Thinking about your career?
By joining the Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing team at Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases. DINNER PROVIDED!


Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Capstone Showcase 2017: Berkeley Master of Engineering

Presentation | May 3 | 10:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m. |  Shires Hall


2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709

Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership


The Berkeley Master of Engineering Showcase is a chance for the Berkeley community to engage with our Masters students in their research & industry projects. If you are curious about the latest innovations or where the future of engineering is heading–come see for yourself!

Come network with students, faculty, and alumni while trying out the latest innovations in tech.

Food and drinks will...   More >



EECS Colloquium: Evaluation of the Tensor Processing Unit: A Deep Neural Network Accelerator for the Datacenter

Colloquium | May 3 | 5-6 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 Soda Hall (HP Auditorium) | Note change in time


David Patterson, EECS Professor Emeritus and Professor in the Graduate School, UC Berkeley, Distinguished Engineer, Google

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


With the ending of Moore's Law, many computer architects believe that major improvements in cost-energy-performance must now come from domain-specific hardware. The Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), deployed in Google datacenters since 2015, is a custom chip that accelerates deep neural networks (DNNs). We compare the TPU to contemporary server-class CPUs and GPUs deployed in the same...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences



Microbiomes in Health and Disease: A Science Cafe Event

Lecture | May 3 | 7 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso


1403 Solano Ave., Albany, CA 94706

Dr. Michael Shapira, Assistant Professor in Residence, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

Science@Cal


What do we know about our internal microbial communities – their roles in healthy living and disease? Michael Shapira will explore some intriguing ideas about the contribution of our internal flora and fauna to evolution.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Finding Research Funding: BRDO Spring Seminar Series for Faculty

Workshop | May 4 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall


Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Berkeley Research Development Office


This workshop will describe the mechanisms that federal agencies and private foundations use to fund research and teach methods for finding opportunities to apply for.


Faculty

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Order and Chaos*: Collective Behavior of Crowded Drops in Microfluidic Systems: *Crowded droplet breakup HydrodynAmics not Ordered but Stochastic

Seminar | May 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge


Prof. Sindy KY Tang, Assistant Professor, Stanford University, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center


Droplet microfluidics, in which micro-droplets serve as individual reactors, has enabled a range of high-throughput biochemical processes. This talk examines the collective behavior of drops in a concentrated emulsion by tracking the dynamics and the fate of individual drops. Our results represent a new type of collective order and have practical use in on-chip droplet manipulation.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate

RSVP by May 8 online.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Scientific Writing: BRDO Spring Seminar Series for Faculty

Workshop | May 11 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall


Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Berkeley Research Development Office


Clear writing is a valuable skill for all researchers, and it can positively influence the impact of your science. This workshop will help you write about your research more clearly and effectively.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Proposal Development Consultations: BRDO Spring Seminar Series for Faculty

Workshop | May 18 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall


Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Berkeley Research Development Office


Bring your questions, ideas, and proposal drafts to an open consultation session with the Berkeley Research Development Office.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Supercontinuum Fiber Lasers: Technology and Applications

Seminar | May 23 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - Hogan Room


Ross Hodder, Supercontinuum Applications Specialist, NKT Photonics

Photobears - SPIE/OSA/IEEE Photonics Student Chapter at Berkeley


With the development of recent fiber and fiber laser technology, commercial supercontinuum lasers have become a reality. This talk will cover the fundamentals of supercontinuum generation as well as a wealth of applications.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Thursday, May 25, 2017

FDTD (Meep) Workshop

Workshop | May 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - Hogan Room


Dr. Ardavan Oskooi, Founder and CEO, Simpetus

Photobears - SPIE/OSA/IEEE Photonics Student Chapter at Berkeley


!BRING YOUR LAPTOP!
The Berkeley SPIE/OSA/IEEE Photonics student chapter is hosting a half-day workshop on open-source computational electromagnetics. Interactive, hands-on sessions will introduce participants to setting up and launching electromagnetic simulations using the state-of-the-art finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) software package Meep, originally developed at MIT. Meep supports a...   More >


Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Bring your Laptop. RSVP by May 25 online.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Summerfest

Special Event | June 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  West Gate


Wonderbread 5

Human Resources


The ever popular Summerfest will take place on Wednesday, June 14th.
You must bring your Staff ID to the event - One t-shirt and one meal per Staff member...   More >


Staff

Staff

UC Berkeley staff only - Cal ID required for entry



BSAC Technology Seminar - Transfer Printing for LEGO-Like Microassembly and Nanomaterial Integration

Seminar | June 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall


Prof. Seok Kim, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mechanical Science and Engineering

Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center


Reversible dry adhesion-based transfer printing provides a path to heterogeneous material integration. Research in smart dry adhesives, 3D MEMS, and nano devices are presented, including responsive surfaces, microassembly, and nanomanufacturing technologies. Reversible dry adhesive made of shape memory polymer enable microassembly called micro-LEGO.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate

RSVP by June 13 online.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Nanoscale Design of Materials for the Capture and Storage of Renewable Energy: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | August 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Ted Sargent, Univ. of Toronto, ECE

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Tremendous progress in the cost-effective conversion of solar and wind energy into electrical power brings about a new challenge: the massive (seasonal-scale) storage of energy.

We focus on using computational materials science, spectroscopies including ultrafast and synchrotron, and advances in materials chemistry, to create new catalysts for CO2 reduction and oxygen evolution.

I will...   More >



Grounds for Science: Mummies, whiskey and capturing CO2

Presentation | August 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar


Tom Osborn Popp, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley; Jeremy Nowak, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley

Science@Cal


Come learn about cutting-edge research from the graduate student community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed, sci-fi-themed cafe setting. This month features short talks by two chemists.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB


Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library

Library


A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | August 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB


Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library

Library


A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Friday, September 1, 2017

Self-Organization of Nanoparticles: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location


Prof. Nicholas Kotov, Univ. of Michigan, Chemical Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Inorganic nanoparticles (NPs) have the ability to self-organize into a variety of structures. Analysis of experimental data for different types of NPs indicates a general trend of self-assembly under a wider range of conditions and having broader structural variability than self-assembling units from organic matter.

Remarkably, the internal organization of self-assembled NP systems rivals in...   More >



Photobears: LIDAR Industry Seminar: Photonic technologies for LIDAR sensors in autonomous and ADAS applications

Lecture | September 1 | 4-5 p.m. | Cory Hall, 400 Hughes Room


Jake Li, Hamamatsu

Photobears


This talk will highlight trends, technology and applications in the field of LIDAR from an industry perspective.

Food and drinks will be provided!

From fleets to commercial vehicles, there are a growing number of new and existing technologies that are important for the development of a fully autonomous vehicle. Aside from traditional sensors such as cameras, ultrasonic, and radar, LIDAR...   More >


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB


Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library

Library


A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB


Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library

Library


A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences



“Profiling Cells Inside and Out Using Nanostructured Materials”

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Shana Kelley, University of Toronto

Bioengineering (BioE)


290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Our group uses aspects of biophysical and materials chemistry to create new systems that permit biomolecular analytes and rare cells to be tracked and profiled. Nanomaterials play a central role in these efforts, as the unique properties of materials engineered at the nanoscale allow previously unreachable levels of sensitivity and specificity to be realized.



Wikipedia in the Classroom

Workshop | September 6 | 12-2 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, The Academic Innovation Studio/127D


Samantha Weald, The Wiki Education Foundation

American Cultures


Are you interested in learning how to create Wikipedia as classroom assignments? The AC Center and the Wiki Education Foundation Educators invite you to join us as we discuss how to build Wikipedia assignments into your courses and discover some of the new tools, which support and enhance teaching with Wikipedia.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

RSVP by September 4 online.



East Bay Science Cafe- Chew on this: The evolution of tooth eruption in mammals

Presentation | September 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso


1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706

Tesla Monson, Department of Integrative Biology

Science@Cal


Why do we have wisdom teeth? And why do so many people need to have them extracted? Teeth are extremely important biological structures that act as a physical interface between mammals and their environment. A great deal is known about the biology of how teeth erupt into the mouth. However, there still remains significant disagreement on the factors driving the evolution of tooth eruption in...   More >


All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Friday, September 8, 2017

Bio-inspired Material Design and Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall


Prof. Seung-Wuk Lee, UC Berkeley / LBNL, Bioengineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


In nature, helical macromolecules such as collagen, chitin, and cellulose are critical to the morphogenesis and functionality of various hierarchically structured materials. During morphogenesis, these chiral macromolecules are secreted and undergo self-templating assembly, a process whereby multiple kinetic factors influence the assembly of the incoming building blocks to produce non-equilibrium...   More >

Monday, September 11, 2017

Nanostructured Materials for Energy and Biomedical Applications

Seminar | September 11 | 2:10-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge


Jackie Y. Ying, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The Nanos, Singapore

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


Nanostructured materials can be designed with sophisticated features to fulfill the complex requirements of advanced material applications. This talk describes the synthesis of metallic, metal oxide, semiconducting and organic nanoparticles and nanocomposites of controlled size, morphology and architecture. The nanocrystalline building blocks are used to create excellent materials for catalytic,...   More >

Friday, September 15, 2017

A Self-Assembly Approach to the Origin of RNA: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location


Prof. Nicholas V. Hud, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chem & Biochem

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The prebiotic synthesis of RNA remains a critical and unsolved problem for origins of life research.

We are investigating the hypothesis that RNA evolved from an ancestral polymer (or proto-RNA) with molecular building blocks that had a strong propensity for self-assembly.

We are also exploring the hypothesis that oscillating environments facilitated RNA replication, before the emergence...   More >

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Science at Cal Lecture - Mapping the Universe

Lecture | September 16 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


K.G. Lee, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Science@Cal


We live in a 13.7 billion year-old Universe populated by several trillion galaxies spanning billions of light years of space and time. Yet merely two hundred years ago, humanity did not know of this Universe outside of the Solar System. K.G. Lee will tell the story of how astronomers came to discover the true scale of the Cosmos, from Herschel’s attempts at mapping the Milky Way, to the discovery...   More >


Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Friday, September 22, 2017

Aerogels for Energy and Environmental Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall


Dr. Marcus A. Worsley, Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab, Advanced Materials Synthesis Group

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Aerogels are porous solids used in a wide range of energy and environmental applications including sorbents, filtration, insulation, hydrogen storage, catalysis, batteries, and supercapacitors due to their high internal surface, composition, and small pore/particle size.  Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials, such as boron nitride and graphene, also exhibit a range of distinct optical, electronic,...   More >

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: A talk by Max Tegmark

Lecture | September 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-8 Wozniak Lounge


Max Tegmark, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today’s kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing...   More >


Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Friday, September 29, 2017

Physico-Chemical Approaches to Understanding and Developing Cancer Immunotherapies: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location


Prof. James R. Heath, Cal Tech, Chemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


At the heart of most cancer immunotherapies are specific molecular interactions between the principle cancer cell killers, T cells, and the tumor-associated peptide antigens that are presented within the tumor environment.

I will discuss 2 separate projects relevant to understanding and harnessing these interactions. The first is a microchip/nanotech based single cell tool that is used for...   More >

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

School of Public Health's State of the School

Information Session | October 3 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 150 University Hall


Stefano Bertozzi, MD, PhD, Dean School of Public Health, Dean, School of Public Health

Public Health, School of


Dean Bertozzi invites all SPH affiliates to join him for a presentation of topics relevant to the School.


All Audiences

Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate



Illumina Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session | October 3 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Bioengineering (BioE)


Calling all engineers, biological, and chemical science majors
who desire to help develop life changing technologies -
we want to meet you! Our team of engineers and recruiters (alumni too!) are excited to share about who we are and how YOU fit within Illumina. We’ll also share about our internship process and full time opportunities. DINNER PROVIDED!
Hosted by the Department of...   More >


Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate