UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ Tours CITRIS Facilities

CITRIS Welcomes UC Berkeley Chancellor-Designate Carol T. Christ for Tour of Innovation Labs

On June 16, 2017, UC Berkeley Chancellor-Designate Carol T. Christ visited CITRIS and learned about our labs and programs.

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ Tours CITRIS Facilities

CITRIS welcomed UC Berkeley Chancellor-Designate Carol T. Christ for presentations by CITRIS leadership on core initiatives and programs focused on student support to undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students including Tech for Social Good at UC Berkeley and UC Davis, Mobile App Challenge at UC Merced, and the CITRIS Foundry startup accelerator. The visit culminated with a tour of the research and innovation facilities in Sutardja Dai Hall including the Berkeley Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory and the CITRIS Invention Lab, where Christ engaged with researchers and students involved in current projects.

Learn more below about the highlighted CITRIS facilities and view the photo gallery.

CITRIS Invention Lab

The CITRIS Invention Lab supports faculty, student, and community innovation by providing the knowledge, tools, and support to rapidly design and prototype novel interactive products, embedded sensing systems, and integrated mobile devices. The new facility is a vital piece of the CITRIS pipeline running from the minds of researchers through CITRIS laboratories and into the markets, industries, and streets of the world. The 1,700 ft2 Invention Lab supports 3 major functions:

  • Learn: Faculty teach Engineering and New Media courses on interactive product design and prototyping,
  • Build: The lab offers a full suite of tools, technical support, and fabrication services for creating functional prototypes and
  • Launch: The lab promotes turning concepts and ideas into new ventures by offering workspace for the CITRIS Foundry startup accelerator.

Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory

The Marvell NanoLab is a shared research center providing more than 100 Principal Investigators and over 500 academic and industrial researchers a complete set of micro- and nano-fabrication tools.


The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute drive interdisciplinary innovation for social good with faculty researchers and students from four University of California campuses – Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz – along with public and private partners.

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