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 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.

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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ME Professor Mohammad Mofrad, along with his colleagues in the Department of Bioengineering, has received a 2014-2015 Presidential Chair Fellows Curriculum Enrichment Grant. This program provides the opportunity for faculty teams to transform core areas of the undergraduate curriculum. A unique aspect of the Curriculum Enrichment Grant Program is its foundation of scholarly exchange in the form of a year-long learning community for grant recipients. Monies awarded through the program provide support and a pathway for graduate student researchers to refine and hone skills in conducting evaluation and participating in program-level curriculum dialogue.

August 19, 2014
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ME Emeritus Professor Chieh-Su Hsu passed away on July 25 at the age of 92.

August 19, 2014
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A team of researchers led by ME Professor Xiang Zhang is developing new technology that could soon give bomb-sniffing dogs some serious competition.

July 22, 2014
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Congresswomen and Cal Alumna Barbara Lee visits ME Chair David Dornfeld's Laboratory for Manufacturing and Sustainability (LMAS).

July 10, 2014
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Team Cal Simraceway, UC Berkeley’s Formula SAE Team places 8th overall out of 80 teams in the annual Formula SAE competition in Lincoln, Nebraska.

July 1, 2014
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ME Professor Andrew Packard has been appointed to the FANUC Chair of Mechanical Systems.

ME Professor Francesco Borrelli has been appointed to the new Howard Penn Brown Chair in Mechanical Engineering. This new chair is to “support the career development of a gifted faculty member in ME” and is to be “held by a professor who is early in his/her career such as an assistant professor, an associate professor, or a full professor who recently received tenure.” 

July 1, 2014
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ME Professor Xiang Zhang has been selected to receive the 2014 Nancy DeLoye Fitzroy and Roland V. Fitzroy Medal "for pioneering contributions in metamaterials and the creation of the first optical superlens to overcome the fundamental diffraction limit in imaging; and for the invention of plasmonic lithography technology that enabled nanoscale manufacturing, which is important for microelectronics and data storage applications."

June 2, 2014
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ME Professor Shawn Shadden receives Bakar Fellowship for his project, Image-Based Modeling for Acute Stroke Diagnosis.

May 29, 2014
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Dr.  Debanjan Mukherjee (UCB),  Zeyad Zaky (UCB),  ME Professor
Tarek Zohdi (UCB), Dr. Amgad Salama (KAUST) and Professor Shuyu Sun (KAUST)  won best poster for their piece entitled  Investigation of Non-
invasive Healing of Damaged Piping System Using Electro-Magneto-Mechanical Methods
at the SPE International Oil Field Corrosion Conference and Exhibition, May 12-13, 2014, Aberdeen, UK.

May 13, 2014
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ME Professor Grace O’Connell has been named a Rose Hills Innovator for her work Personalized Healthcare: Developing Large-Scale Engineered Cartilage Surfaces. The Rose Hills Innovator program supports distinguished early-career faculty at UC Berkeley who develop highly innovative research programs in STEM fields.

May 12, 2014
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The Department of Mechanical Engineering
Berkeley Fluids Seminar Presents:

The Impact of Plunging Breaking Waves on a Partially Submerged Cube

Professor James Duncan
Mechanical Engineering, Maryland

Monday, June 23, 2014
12:00 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.

ME seeking temporary lecturers for regular and summer courses



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ME Faculty Research Profiles
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See class projects from Professor Homayoon Kazerooni's Mechatronics Design Course (ME102B), Spring 2014

Berkeley Energy Symposium 2012 video

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

Professor Carlos Fernandez-Pello and graduate studens discuss ongoing projects in the Combustion Processes Lab

Senior Lab Mechanician Mick Franssen leads a tour of the Mechanical Engineering Student Machine Shop

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

Professor Francesco Borrelli describes the research and undergraduate opportunities in the Predictive Control Lab

Professor Alice Agogino and students discuss the research and projects in the Berkeley Energy and Sustainable Technologies (BEST) Lab