Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Solar to Chemical Energy Conversion

The Hogan Room, 521 Cory Hall
  • Joel W. Ager, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
If renewable power sources such as solar and wind could be used to produce chemical precursors and/or fuels, it would provide an alternative to mankind’s currently unsustainable use of fossil fuels and slow the rate of CO2 emission into the atmosphere. Analogous to photovoltaics, driving the thermodynamically uphill redox reactions required for net solar to chemical energy conversion necessitates...

Complex Energy Transfer Networks In Doped Nanoparticles: From Robotic Synthesis to Microlasers: Nano Seminar Series

4 LeConte Hall
  • Dr. Emory Chan, LBNL, Molecular Foundry
Lanthanide-doped nanomaterials exhibit complex photophysical dynamics that give rise to non-linear optical processes such as photon upconversion, which can be leveraged for optical switching, photovoltaics, and imaging through biological tissue. My research explores the energy transfer networks that govern the optical properties of lanthanide-doped upconverting nanoparticles and the reaction...

EECS/CS Transfer Student Social

430 Wozniak Lounge Soda Hall
This event will be a great opportunity to socialize with your peers over free food! We will also have some resources available to you at this event, such as a CS Career Counselor and fellow transfer students who can share wisdom about their experiences getting into grad school, finding undergraduate research, etc. This event is open to all junior transfer students involved with the EECS...

UCB Startup Fair

Pauley Ballroom Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
Register here: The UCB Startup Fair is back again! Run by IEEE, HKN, and CSUA, students are introduced to small tech companies that typically rely on personal connections for hiring. It's a great way for students to find full-time and internship positions! Attendance is free for all UCB students, so please bring your student ID. You must...

EECS Colloquium: The Neural Code of Speech

306 (HP Auditorium) Soda Hall
  • Edward Chang, Professor of Neurological Surgery, UC San Francisco
Speaking is a defining behavior of our species. Our research seeks to understand the neural computations that govern our ability to speak and hear words. Advances in direct neurophysiological recordings from the human brain have led to a completely new view on the neural code that translates between sound and meaning. I will focus on our discoveries on the cortical representation of speech sounds...

Disentangling The Strange Metal: Nano Seminar Series

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. James Analytis, UC Berkeley, Physics
Our research focuses on the discovery and understanding of exotic materials manifesting novel quantum phenomena that have both fundamental and technological implications, particularly superconductors, exotic magnets and topological materials. Many of the physical problems we are interested in transcend a single material.

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Silicon Carbide Micro-/Nanosystems for Harsh Environment Applications

Cory Hall
  • Roya Maboudian, Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
I will present recent advances, by our group and others, in the materials science and manufacturing technology of SiC thin film and low dimensional structures, and some applications that these advances have enabled ranging from harsh environment sensing to energy technologies.

3D Human Brain Models and Nanoplatforms for Prognostics and Therapeutics of Neurological Disorders: Nano Seminar Series

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. Hansang Cho, Univ of North Carolina, Charlotte / Biomedical Engineering
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. However, no definitive cure for AD exists due to lack of limited model systems that accurately reflect AD-related immunity in human brains, nor for a drug development strategy for delivery across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and assessment of drug efficacy in human brains. Here, I present micro-scaled 3D environments that...