Safety in Electric Power Delivery Systems

A little-known problem threatens systems that deliver electric power to residential and commercial customers: the underground distribution cables that operate at 12,000 volts or higher […]

Protecting Bridges from Blast and Fire

Blast Protection of Bridges is a CITRIS project aimed at determining the response of long-span bridges and elevated freeways to blasts that occur on the […]

Intelligent Infrastructures for First Response

Helping out those who help us A UC Berkeley project known as FIRE—the Fire Information and Rescue Equipment technology system—will help increase the safety and […]

Localization for Urban Search and Rescue Robots

Life-Saving Robots The goal of this project is to develop field-suitable robotic technologies to assist first-responders in the aftermath of natural and/or man-made disasters. After […]

Floating and Cellular Sensors

CITRIS researchers at UC Berkeley are exploring new ways to use sensors to monitor our infrastructure—including water and traffic. The Lagrangian Sensor project, led by […]

A Better Ground-Based Sensor Network

Two-thirds of the Sierra Nevada precipitation is snow, much of which falls when the temperature is just below 0°C. Therefore, a few degrees increase in […]

Energy Efficient Buildings: Smarter Structures

Following the California energy crisis of 2000 to 2001, the California Energy Commission (CEC) funded pilot programs in Time-of-Use, Critical Peak Pricing, and Real-Time Pricing. […]

Hydrogen Storage; Elemental Storage

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s Materials Sciences Division is investigating new classes of materials that can efficiently store hydrogen—a very light and volatile gas—aboard cars under […]

Hydrogen Energy: Powering Vehicles from Thin Air

The Hydrogen Pathways Program was a four-year study (2003-2006) from the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis) that focused on understanding the potential transition […]

Biomass Energy: Making the Most of Waste

In April 2006, Governor Schwarzenegger issued an executive order proclaiming the benefits and potentials of bioenergy in helping to meet the future needs of California […]

Smart Engine Performance with Alternative Fuels

Let the Engine Decide   “Smart Engine Performance with Alternate Fuels” is a five year research program that would include three main components: – Experimental […]

Small Footprint Reactor: Heavy Oil, Little Carbon

Small-Footprint Nuclear Reactors aim to develop new technologies to utilize nuclear energy in the production of low carbon transportation fuels suitable for use in advanced, […]

October ’07 Newsletter

Dear Friends of CITRIS:

As I continue in my role as Acting Director, I keep coming back to the
inspirational vision of UC's first Chancellor, Clark …

Services at UCSC

Transforming an information glut into an information goldmine is the aim of
knowledge science at UCSC. by Gordy Slack