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Spring 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

Davis Projects for Peace $10K campus-wide award application deadline: 10k Grant Award Opportunity for Undergrads

Deadline | January 21 |  International House


International House


Projects for Peace is an initiative open to UC Berkeley undergrads to design grassroots projects for the summer of 2019 - anywhere in the world - which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties.

We encourage applicants to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict...   More >

Friday, January 25, 2019

Plate Mechanical Metamaterials and Their Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall


Prof. Igor Bargatin, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Mechanical Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Recently, we introduced the concept of plate mechanical metamaterials—cellular plates with carefully controlled periodic geometry and unique mechanical properties—as well as its initial realization in the form of freestanding corrugated plates made out of an ultrathin film.

We used atomic layer deposition (ALD) and microfabrication techniques to make robust plates out of a single continuous...   More >

Friday, February 1, 2019

Magnetism in Amorphous Alloys: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall


Prof. Frances Hellman, UC Berkeley, Physics & MSE

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Most condensed matter textbooks start by introducing crystal symmetries and the periodic lattice as foundational to the field. Yet, it has long been known that the amorphous structure supports ferromagnetism, superconductivity, and a host of other condensed matter properties.

Superconductivity theory was famously expanded from the original Bloch wave pairing to be described as pairing of...   More >

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Interfacial Engineering of Lithium Metal Anodes: From Liquid to Solid Electrolytes: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall


Prof. Neil Dasgupta, Univ. of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The poor performance and safety concerns of lithium (Li) metal anodes represent a critical challenge to enable high energy density rechargeable batteries. This is attributed to several well-known issues associated with Li metal electrodeposition and dissolution, including electrolyte decomposition, dendrite evolution, and “dead” Li accumulation. In addition, short-circuiting can occur due to the...   More >

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019

Metabolite-based Diagnostics Enabled by MEMS Devices: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 19 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall | Note change in date and location


Prof. Cristina Davis, UC Davis, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Human “breath analysis” provides a wide range of opportunities for diagnosis of pathophysiological conditions in a non-invasive and potentially inexpensive way.
Ultimately these devices will be fully utilized in medical point-of-care locations in clinical offices.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Material Challenges and Opportunities in Next Generation Electronics: From Non-Silicon Electronics to Artificial Neural Networks: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall


Prof. Jeehwan Kim, MIT, Mechanical Engineering & MSE

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Our team has invented a new crystalline growth concept, termed “remote epitaxy”, which can copy/paste crystalline information of the wafer remotely through graphene, thus generating single-crystalline films on graphene. The graphene-coated substrates can be infinitely reused. Thus, the remote epitaxy technique can cost-efficiently produce freestanding single-crystalline films.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019