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CITRIS and the New Year 2010

– CITRIS Director Paul Wright delivers a message for the New Year –

CITRIS is a symbol of everything wonderful that the UC system offers
the world in terms of education, research, and service. Several hundred
graduate and undergraduate students on four campuses are funded by the
national and international extra-mural grants that are brought into the
UC system because of CITRIS. Our work covers energy, water, healthcare,
and infrastructures and, by being multi-disciplinary, our students come
from all walks of life.

2010 MDV Innovators Award Winners Announced

The 2010 Mohr Davidow Ventures Innovators Award Winners have been announced. Mohr Davidow Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm investing in pioneering science, has announced that among its winners are Ali Javey from UC Berkeley and Delia Milliron from LBNL

Professor Lydia Sohn

Lydia Sohn received her A.B. degree in Chemistry and Physics (magna cum laude) from Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges in 1988. She then received her A.M. in Physics in 1990 and Ph.D. in Physics in 1992 from Harvard University. Following her graduate studies, Sohn held a one-year NSF/NATO postdoctoral appointment in Applied Physics at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. From 1993-1995 she was a postdoctoral fellow at AT&T Bell Laboratories in the Semiconductor Physics Research Department, where she developed new methods of lithography with an atomic force microscope.

Prof. Carey receives award from Hewlett-Packard

Professor Van P. Carey, CITRIS researcher and UC Berkeley professor of Mechanical Engineering recently received an award from Hewlett-Packard as part of a growing research effort on sustainable energy technologies in the Energy and Information Technologies (EIT) Laboratory that he founded with CITRIS seed funding. Prof. Carey has attracted more that $250,000 in new funding for this lab in recently awarded grants from HP and UC Discovery.

Alex Bayen interviewed on Smartplanet

Professor Alexandre Bayen was recently interviewed by CBS’ Smartplanet, a new online channel from CBS. The interview focused on Mobile Millennium, a traffic information system built jointly by Nokia, Navteq and UC Berkeley, in partnership with the US Department of Transportation and the California Department of Transportation. View two minute interview.

Professor Holger Schmidt

Prof. Holger Schmidt received an M.S. degree in physics from the University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, in 1994 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. After serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow with
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, he joined the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 2001, where he is currently a Professor of electrical engineering and Director of the W.M. Keck Center for Nanoscale Optofluidics.

Professor Nader Pourmand

Dr. Pourmand is the head of the Biosensors and Bioelectrical Technology Group, as well as, director of the Genome Sequencing Center at UCSC’s Baskin School of Engineering. Dr. Pourmand’s ongoing research strives to develop new techniques and assays for biomedical applications. Because the nature of science is ever changing, Dr. Pourmand and his team of researchers work diligently in order to be innovative and proactive when it comes to research, collaboration, and discovery.

Professor Nobuhiko P. Kobayashi

Research Areas
Physics and chemistry of complex functional materials; group III-V compound semiconductor nanometer-scale structures and devices; mixed oxide nanometer-scale structures and devices; tailored nano-micrometer-scale hybrid semiconductor structures for energy conversion devices and advanced electronics

Michael Isaacson

Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Professor
University of California, Santa Cruz

Kai Liu

Professor Kai Liu joined UC Davis in 2001. His research interest is in experimental studies of nanostructured materials for nanomagnetism, spin-transport, and advanced energy explorations. Due to their intricate nanostructures, extremely small length scales, rich surfaces and interfaces, low dimensionality, and interplay among constituents, nanostructured materials often exhibit new and enhanced properties over their bulk counterparts. Additionally, these novel properties can be tailored through extra degrees of freedom, such as structure and material.

The Future of Optical Networking

Imagine an Internet connection that's 10,000 times faster. A group of
CITRIS researchers are developing the technology that will make that
goal a reality.

Luke Lee

Professor Luke Lee is Lloyd Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley. He is also Director of Biomolecular Nanotechnology Center and Co-Director of Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. He was Chair Professor in Systems Nanobiology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, Zurich). He received both his B.A. in Biophysics and Ph.D. in Applied Physics/Bioengineering from UC Berkeley.

Albert Pisano

Research Interests:

Primary: Invention, design, fabrication, modeling and optimization of micro electromechanical systems (MEMS): harsh environment sensors, micro thermal heat management devices for integrated circuits, micro power generation devices, micro and nano resonators for RF communication, micro fluidic systems for drug delivery, micro inertial instruments, micro information storage systems and nanoimprinted sensors & electronics. Secondary: Optimal mechanical design. Kinematics and dynamics of machines.

Professor Liwei Lin

Professor Liwei Lin currently serves as Chancellor’s Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center.