Applied Science and Technology

University of California, Berkeley

Overview

The Applied Science and Technology Graduate Group is administered by the College of Engineering. The program is focused on interdisciplinary research and draws faculty from the departments within the College of Engineering as well as from the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Statistics, and Mathematics. Recent topics of interest include the properties and applications of nanostructures; thin-film and interface science; microelectromechanical systems (MEMS); short-wavelength coherent radiation; X-ray micro-imaging for the life and physical sciences; plasma physics and plasma-assisted materials processing; laser-induced chemical processes; laser probing of complex reacting systems; ultrafast phenomena; particle accelerators; nonlinear dynamics; chaotic systems; numerical methods; and computational fluid mechanics and reacting flows. The Applied Science and Technology (AS&T) program awards the Doctor of Philosophy degree.

A hallmark of the AS&T Graduate Group is that the students design their graduate curriculum in consultation with their advisor to best match their research interests. This enables the students to cross the boundaries between traditional disciplines to conduct truly interdisciplinary research. Graduate research in the AS&T Program benefits from state-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities on the Berkeley campus and at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The interdisciplinary, collaborative nature of the AS&T Program provides ample opportunity to develop new research directions by making the best use possible of these facilities and the other research instrumentation available to AS&T faculty.

Students admitted to AS&T have an opportunity to choose a research advisor from a diverse group of world-renowned faculty members engaged in cutting-edge research at UC Berkeley.  Among more than 80 associated members of the AS&T faculty, students will find internationally-recognized faculty members who have achieved great distinction in their scholarship.  All have published in top-tier archival journals. Most have been recognized by their peers through prestigious awards.  Many are members of one or more of the national academies (the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences).

Graduate Program

Applied Science and Technology: PhD

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Courses

Applied Science and Technology

Faculty and Instructors

* Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.

Faculty

Ashok Ajoy, Assistant Professor. Physical chemistry, nanoscale NMR spectroscopy.
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Zakaria Al Balushi, Assistant Professor. Electronics, magnetic and optical materials, quantum materials synthesis, optoelectronics.
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M. Reza Alam, Assistant Professor. Theoretical Fluid Dynamics, Nonlinear Wave Mechanics, Ocean and Coastal Waves Phenomena, Ocean Renewable Energy (Wave, Tide and Offshore Wind Energy), Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, Fluid Flow Control, ocean renewable energy.
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Mark Asta, Professor. Computational materials science.
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Carlos J. Bustamante, Professor. Nanoscience, structural characterization of nucleo-protein assemblies, single molecule fluorescence microscopy, DNA-binding molecular motors, the scanning force microscope, prokaryotes.
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Constance Chang-Hasnain, Professor. Microsystems and materials, Nano-Optoelectronic devices.
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Daryl Chrzan, Professor. Materials science and engineering, computational materials science, metals and metallic compounds, defects in solids, growth of nanostructures.
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Phillip Colella, Professor in Residence. High-performance software infrastructure for scientific computing.
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Michael Crommie, Professor. Physics, electronic properties of atomic-scale structures at surfaces, atomic-scale structures, morphology and dynamics of mesoscopic systems, atomic manipulation, visualizing low dimensional electronic behavior.
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Oscar D. Dubon, Professor. Magnetic, optical materials, processing, properties in electronic.
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Roger Falcone, Professor. X-rays, plasma physics, lasers, physics, materials, atomic physics, coherent control, ultrafast.
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Graham R. Fleming, Professor. Chemistry, proteins, chemical and biological dynamics in the condensed phase, ultrafast spectroscopy, body dynamics, liquids, solutions, glasses, photosynthetic proteins, role of solvents in chemical reactions, complex electric fields, electron transfer.
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Gabriel Orebi Gann, Associate Professor. Particle physics.
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Costas P. Grigoropoulos, Professor. Heat transfer, laser materials processing, nano-manufacturing, energy systems and technology.
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Hartmut Haeffner, Associate Professor. Quantum information and computation, precision measurements, ion traps, quantum state engineering, decoherence, quantum simulations, quantum energy transport, quantum chaos, cryogenic electronics.
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Frances Hellman, Professor. Condensed matter physics and materials science.
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Amy Herr, Associate Professor. Microfluidics, bioanalytical separations, diagnostics, electrokinetic transport, engineering design.
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Peter Hosemann, Professor. Microscopy, nanomaterials, Nuclear materials, material science, radiation damage, corrosion in liquid metals, materials development, materials under extremes, nuclear applications, ion beam microscopy, nanoscale mechanical testing.
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Haiyan Huang, Professor. Applied statistics, functional genomics, translational bioinformatics, high dimensional and integrative genomic/genetic data analysis, network modeling, hierarchical multi-lable classification.
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Ali Javey, Professor. Physical Electronics (PHY), Energy (ENE), Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology.
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Na Ji, Associate Professor.

Boubacar Kante, Associate Professor. Wave-matter interaction, Nanophotonics, nanoscale photon management, biophysics.
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Alessandra Lanzara, Professor. Nanostructures, physics, solid-state physics, complex novel materials, correlated electron systems, temperature superconductors, colossal magneto-resistance manganites, organic material, fullerenes, nanotubes, nanosphere, nanorods.
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Seung-Wuk Lee, Professor. Nanotechnology, bio-inspired nanomaterials, synthetic viruses, regenerative tissue engineering materials, drug delivery vehicles.
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Tsu-Jae King Liu, Professor. Physical Electronics (PHY), Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS).
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Eric Yue Ma, Assistant Professor. Atomic, molecular and optical physics, condensed matter physics and materials science.
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Philip Marcus, Professor. Algorithms, fluid mechanics, nonlinear dynamics, atmospheric flows, convection, ocean flows, numerical analysis, turbulence, planet formation, internal gravity waves, inertial waves, desalination.
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Lane Martin, Professor. Complex Oxides, novel electronic materials, thin films, materials processing, materials characterization, memory, logic, information technologies, energy conversion, thermal properties, dielectrics, ferroelectrics, pyroelectrics, piezoelectrics, magnetics, multiferroics, transducers, devices.
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Mohammad Mofrad, Professor. Nuclear pore complex and nucleocytoplasmic transport, mechanobiology of disease, cellular mechanotransduction, integrin-mediated focal adhesions.
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Clark Nguyen, Professor. Electrical engineering, computer sciences, integrated circuits, sensors, micro electromechanical systems, signal processors, frequency control, RF communications, micromachining technology.
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Ahmad Omar, Assistant Professor. Theoretical understanding of both natural and synthetic soft condensed matter systems.
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Panayiotis Papadopoulos, Professor. Continuum mechanics, computational mechanics, contact mechanics, computational plasticity, materials modeling, solid mechanics, applied mathematics, dynamics of pseudo-rigid bodies.
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Kristin A. Persson, Assistant Professor. Lithium-ion Batteries.
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Per-Olof Persson, Professor. Applied mathematics, numerical methods, computational fluid and solid mechanics.
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Sayeef Salahuddin, Associate Professor. Physical Electronics (PHY), Design, Modeling and Analysis (DMA), Energy (ENE), Scientific Computing (SCI).
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James A. Sethian, Professor. Mathematics, applied mathematics, partial differential equations, computational physics, level set Methods, computational fluid mechanics and materials sciences fast marching methods.
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Shawn Shadden, Professor. Cardiovascular biomechanics, computational mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, dynamical systems, fluid dynamics, Lagrangian coherent structures, mathematical modeling, thrombosis.
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Alp Sipahigil, Assistant Professor. Solid-state devices and technology, quantum technologies.
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Rachel Slaybaugh, Assistant Professor. Computational methods, high performance computing, neutron transport.
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Lydia Sohn, Associate Professor. Micro-nano engineering.
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David Steigmann, Professor. Finite elasticity, mechanics, continuum, shell theory, variational methods, stability, surface stress, capillary phenomena, mechanics of thin films.
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Hayden Taylor, Assistant Professor. Manufacturing, microfabrication, nanofabrication, semiconductor manufacturing, computational mechanics, nanoimprint lithography.
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Grigory Tikhomirov, Assistant Professor. Bioengineering, nanofabrication, nanorobotics, biosystems and computational biology, energy, integrated circuits, micro/nano electro mechanical systems, physical electronics.
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Karl A. Van Bibber, Professor. Experimental nuclear physics, Particle Astrophysics, Accelerator Technology and Neutron Sources.
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Jasmina Vujic, Professor. Nuclear engineering, numerical methods in reactor physics, neutron and photon transport, reactor core design and analysis, shielding, radiation protection, biomedical application of radiation, optimization techniques for vector, parallel computers.
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Laura Waller, Assistant Professor. Physical Electronics (PHY), Signal Processing (SP), Computational imaging, Optics and Imaging, Biosystems & Computational Biology (BIO), Graphics (GR).
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Feng Wang, Associate Professor. Condensed matter physics, photonics, nanoscience.
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Hans-Rudolf Wenk, Professor. Crystallography, earth & planetary science, structural geology & rock deformation, seismic anisotropy, investigating development of preferred orientation under expreme conditions using neutron diffraction, synchrotron x-rays, & electron microscopy.
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K. Birgitta Whaley, Professor. Chemistry, physical and theoretical chemistry, cluster and nano science, quantum information and computations, quantum mechanics of clusters and advanced materials, elucidating and manipulating chemical dynamics in strongly quantum environments.
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Jon Wilkening, Professor. Applied mathematics, numerical analysis, computational solid and fluid mechanics.
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Junqiao Wu, Professor. Semiconductors, nanotechnology, energy materials.
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Jonathan Wurtele, Professor. Physics, stability, plasma theory, advanced accelerator concepts, intense laser-plasma interaction, the basic equilibrium, radiation properties of intense charged particle beams, simulation and the development of proof-of-principle experiments.
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Ting Xu, Professor. Polymer, nanocomposite, biomaterial, membrane, directed self-assembly, drug delivery, protein therapeutics, block copolymers, nanoparticles.
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Eli Yablonovitch, Professor. Optoelectronics Research Group, high speed optical communications, photonic crystals at optical and microwave frequencies, the milli-Volt switch, optical antennas and solar cells , Physical Electronics (PHY).
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Jie Yao, Assistant Professor. Optical materials, Nanophotonics, optoelectronics.
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* Tarek Zohdi, Professor. Finite element methods, computational methods for advanced manufacturing, micro-structural/macro-property inverse problems involving optimization and design of new materials, modeling and simulation of high-strength fabric, modeling and simulation of particulate/granular flows, modeling and simulation of multiphase/composite electromagnetic media, modeling and simulation of the dynamics of swarms.
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Michael Werner Zuerch, Assistant Professor.

Affiliated Faculty

Roya Maboudian, Professor. Surface and interfacial science and engineering, thin-film science and technology, micro-/nano-systems technology, harsh-environment sensors, silicon carbide, biologically-inspired materials synthesis.
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Emeritus Faculty

David Attwood, Professor Emeritus. Short wavelength electromagnetics, Soft X-ray microscopy, Coherence, EUV lithography.
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Nathan W. Cheung, Professor Emeritus. Nanofabrication, Heterogeneous integration of microsystems, Plasma and ion-beam processing technologies, Electronic materials.
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T. Kenneth Gustafson, Professor Emeritus. Solid-State Devices, Basic electromagnetic and quantum applications.

Andrew R. Neureuther, Professor Emeritus. Integrated Circuits (INC), Solid-State Devices.
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Richard M. White, Professor Emeritus. Energy (ENE), Solid-State Devices.

Contact Information

Graduate Group in Applied Science and Technology

210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Phone: 510-642-0716

Fax: 510-643-5792

msessa@berkeley.edu

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Student Academic Advisor/Program Coordinator

Ariana Castro

210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Phone: 510-642-0716

Fax: 510-643-5792

msessa@berkeley.edu

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