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BSAC Seminar Schedule - Fall 2023

August 22, 2023

BSAC’s fall seminar series will include a mix of external speakers from industry and academia as well as research briefs presented by BSAC researchers, a group discussion, and lunch.

The goal of each 35-minute student research brief is to create an opportunity for our researchers to discuss projects and network across groups. Student research briefs are open to registered BSAC researchers and co-directors, only. Look for the weekly seminar announcement emails and RSVP early to reserve your lunch.

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'U.S. News' Ranks UC Berkeley Top Public School in the Country

September 18, 2023
#1 Public Univeristy UC Berkeley is once again the No. 1 public school in the country, tied with UCLA, according to the newest American college rankings by U.S. News and World Report September 18, 2023 by Neil Freese

UC Berkeley is once again the No. 1 public school in the country, tied with UCLA,...

Zheng Lab: Researchers Develop New AI-based Design Method for Metamaterials

October 10, 2023
Rayne Zheng
BSAC Co-Director, Professor Rayne Zheng Innovative approach can create everyday products with novel mechanical properties October 10, 2023 by Marni Ellery

Metamaterials like sneaker midsoles and car bumpers are engineered to carry load or resist impact, but...

BSAC Women Alumni and Researchers Caucus

November 9, 2023

On November 9th, BSAC hosted a gathering of the center's women alumni and researchers. The primary goal was to create a platform for women in academia and research to share their experiences, challenges, and triumphs, fostering a sense of community and empowerment.

One highlight of the gathering was the presence of Leslie A. Fields Ph.D., the pioneering woman who earned the distinction of becoming the center's first female Ph.D. graduate studying under BSAC's co-founding directors, Professor Richard S. Muller and Professor Richard M. White. Her journey and achievements inspired...

BSAC Welcomes New Faculty Co-Director

September 1, 2023

Please welcome Professor Jun-Chau Chien to BSAC's distinguished board of faculty co-directors.

Jun-Chau Chien is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC). His research focuses on analog/mixed-signal integrated circuits, bioelectronics, and RF/mmWave high-speed ICs. He is also interested in biosensor designs, molecular engineering, and techniques to couple semiconductor technologies with advanced biotechnologies for new platform development...

BSAC Welcomes New Faculty Co-Director

November 1, 2023

Please welcome Professor Rayne Zheng to BSAC's distinguished board of faculty co-directors.

Rayne Zheng is an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His research focuses on developing additive manufacturing/3D printing techniques for materials and structures with controlled topologies and encoded properties. His current interests are in developing new additive fabrication techniques, multi-material synthesis, structure-property relationships, and leveraging novel artificial intelligence to create intelligent materials and systems...

BSAC Technology Seminar: Industrial Challenges for MEMS Manufacturing

October 3, 2023
Tuesday, 24 October 2023 at Noon | 490 Cory Hall Registration closed. Watch the seminar recording here. Carrie Low Carrie Low, Ph.D. (BSAC Alum) MEMS Technologies, TDK-InvenSense Host: Jonathan Candelaria


We live in the era to...

BSAC Technology Seminar: Progress in High Speed 1D and 2D SiGe MEMS Spatial Light Modulators

September 3, 2023
CANCELED: Tuesday, 10 October 2023 at Noon | 490 Cory Hall This event will be rescheduled. Lars Eng, Ph.D. CEO, Silicon Light Machines Host: Jonathan Candelaria


In this talk Dr. Eng will introduce Silicon Light Machines SiN based Grating Light Valve technology and applications. Then he will discuss the evolution to 1) using SiGe MEMS for integration with CMOS and 2) new 2D MEMS devices for high power...

BSAC's Best: Fall 2023 Awards Announced

September 29, 2023

BSAC would like to thank all of the researchers who presented their research during BSAC's Fall 2023 Research Review on September 27th.

BSAC Industrial Members voted for the outstanding paper and presentations and the results are in. Please join BSAC in congratulating the recipients of the Fall 2023 Best of BSAC honors, Kamyar Behrouzi and Qiutong Jin!...