Berkeley Science Review
There’s a lot of energy on campus, whether you’ve seen the newbuildings to house research laboratories on the northwest side
of campus, or attended the BERC symposium that brought
togth 700 mmb of th UC Bkly community to tlk
about carbon emissions and clean technology. In this issue
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For an overview of the energy research community at Cal andthe up-and-coming institute that is funding and organizing its
pojct, Ann Zniwki bing u Builing BECI (pg 20),n nttining n thoughtful xplotion of th foc tht bought th Bkly Engy nClimt Intitut into bing n it xciting futu tjctoy. Mny ch lb ly on thi tjctoy by vitu of th wok thy’v complt, n in Ntul inpition (pg 35)n Swt on bioful (pg 12) Shb Plmthottm n Hnnh Ry ctch up with PofoKtz of Chmicl Engining n Pofo Ct of Chmicl Engining n th Engy Biocinc Intitut to fin out how gnticlly ngining ognim n nzym cn lto f n mo fficint pouction of ful.
Keeping researchers energized—and keeping research exciting—can be a difficult engineering
challenge. In Whose lab are you wearing? (page 18), Anand Sampat reports on Ana Claudia Arias’s
lab in the EECS department and their efforts to bring flexible, wearable technology to the masses.
Fom -ink cn tht cn b pint ictly onto clothing to micl no tht cn wp
around the body’s contours, Arias’s inventions hold promise. A technological innovator herself,
Lin Nilon, co-foun of Tkl Lb, cov ffot to bing ntpnuil tchnologi
developed on campus to developing countries in Planting seeds (page 26). Award-winning
innovtion incluing ol cll kit n cooktov bing intouc in Ini n Sun,with pln fo cling outw oun th glob. If you’ lik to know how ol cll wokbfo tying to buil on, Ali Moh iv into th thoy of ol cll fficincy in Ctchn l (pg 16), incluing Elcticl Engining pofo Eli Yblonovitch’ mthofo poucing ol cll with co-bking fficinc.Kp n y out fo impovmnt oun th
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from the editor
Editor in Chief
Amanda AlvarezAlexis Fedorchak Mary Grace LinSebastien LounisValerie O’SheaAnna Schneider
Leah AndersonNikki R. KongAsako MiyakawaHelene MoormanJen Sloan
Mary Grace Lin
Anna GoldsteinChris Holdgraf