A Nano-Scale Lab with Societal-Scale Impact

Construction is underway on CITRIS’s new headquarters, including the Nanolab
Center, part of a coordinated investment in the nanotech infrastructure of
tomorrow. Learn more about what is in store for the new facility.

Tomlin wins “Genius Grant”

CITRIS researcher Claire Tomlin at UC Berkeley is an aviation engineer who focuses on developing methods for
analyzing hybrid control systems and applying these results to practical
problems. 

Big Idea prizes

A recent article in the Berkeleyan covers the Big Ideas competition and some of the winning and innovative CITRIS projects developed by students. 

CITRIS Research Exchange, Fall 2006 Schedule

These popular talks are held every Wednesday at
noon in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building on the UC Berkeley campus and are
all free, open to the general public, broadcast live online, and archived on the
CITRIS website.

Solving the Problem of Access to Clean Water

An SF Chronicle article details the efforts of three UC Berkeley engineering students who have been recognized by campus
officials for their efforts to help people in impoverished areas of India, Sri
Lanka and Mexico secure clean drinking water and save lives by reducing a
potentially devastating threat to public health.

Agricultural projects win CITRIS White paper competition

Two agricultural proposals’one on supporting
urban agriculture in Mexico City and the other on alleviating water scarcity in
California farming’are co-winners of the first annual CITRIS White Paper
competition and will receive $7500 each.

Monitoring for Historical Sites

Work by CITRIS researcher Steve Glaser is helping to preserve Masada, a World Heritage Site in Israel. In mid-August, Glaser will set up seismic monitoring stations at the visitors
center at the base of the mountain and at the watchtower on top.

CITRIS and Hong Kong open R&D Centers

On April 20, five new R&D centers opened in Hong Kong to further
promote the development of innovation and technology.  Hosted by
local universities and technology support organisations, including CITRIS, the Centers
provide a one-stop service for applied research, technology transfer and
commercialisation and help facilitate industries to move up the value chain.
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CITRIS Asia Research Symposium, Tokyo

The first CITRIS-Asia Research Symposium: Innovative Technologies in the Service of Society was held on April 10 in Tokyo, Japan. At this meeting, University of California professors and affiliated researchers gave talks covering a broad range of technological issues. Pictured at right: Masakazu Toyoda; Director-General Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

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Western Institute of Nanoelectronics launched

The University of California, Berkeley; UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of
Engineering and Applied Science; UC Santa Barbara; and Stanford University are
teaming up to launch the Western Institute of Nanoelectronics, one of the world’s largest joint research
programs focusing on the pioneering technology called "spintronics." More

$20K CITRIS competition for student ideas

CITRIS is sponsoring a $20K "white paper" competition that is open to teams of undergraduate and graduate students from all 4 CITRIS campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Santa Cruz, and Merced). Papers are due May 1, 2006. More

IBM Researchers Visit UC Merced

The UC Merced School of Engineering recently hosted two researchers from the IBM Almaden Research Center: Associate Lab Director Robin Williams and Senior Manager of Service Systems Research Paul Maglio, who presented examples of research and ideas on future directions from Almaden and discussed CITRIS and other collaboration possibilities.

Interview with Robert Bea online

UC Berkeley professor Robert Bea discusses the progress of levee rebuildng in New Orleans in an online interview with the Earth & Sky radio series.

CITRIS Newsletter

The latest edition of the CITRIS Newsletter features an article on the pioneering new research and new collaborations UC Merced and another article on the emergence of services, a new field of education and research being developed with help from CITRIS.

Institute for Scalable Scientific Data Management (ISSDM) formed

The University of California, Santa Cruz, and Los Alamos National Laboratory have agreed to establish a new collaborative institute, the Institute for Scalable Scientific Data Management (ISSDM), for research and education in the area of scientific data management.

Services: Science, Management and Engineering curriculum launched

CITRIS is
pleased to announce that IBM is supporting a new curriculum initiative
in Services: Science, Management and Engineering (SSME) designed to
prepare graduate students for careers in the emerging multidisciplinary field of services sciences, engineering, and management.

Two scientists appointed as CITRIS leaders

We are pleased to announce the appointment of two new scientists to the CITRIS leadership. As of January 1, Prof. Alex Pang is the new Chief Scientist for the UC Santa Cruz campus, and Prof. Paul Wright is the Chief Scientist for the UC Berkeley campus.