what we've been up to....

-- Congrats to our graduate student, Sujay Desai for winning an MRS Graduate Student Award (Spring 2017). April 18, 2017.

--- Congrats to our undergraduate student, Ziba Shahpar for winning the Kevin K. Gong Memorial Scholarship from the EECS department. April 18, 2017.

--- Congrats to our undergraduate student, Minghan Chao for winning the Arthur M. Hopkin Award for 2016-17 from the EECS department. April 18, 2017.

--- Congrats to our undergraduate student, Geun Ho Ahn for winning the James H. Eaton Memorial Scholarship from the EECS department. April 18, 2017.

--- Congrats to our undergraduate student, Geun Ho Ahn for being named a Haas Scholar for the 2017-2018 academic year. March 2017.

--- "Nanochip Gas Sensors Promise Personal Air Quality Monitors in Our Pockets", IEEE Spectrum, March 2017.

--- Congrats to our graduate student, Hnin Yin Yin Nyein for wining an NSF Graduate Fellowship, March 2017.

--- Congrats to our graduate student, Matin Amani for winning an MRS Graduate Student Award (Fall 2016).

--- MoS2 transistors with 1-nanometer gate lengths (Science, 354, 99-102, 2016)
          - "Smallest. Transistor. Ever.", LBNL News, Oct. 2016.
          - "Researchers Create World’s Smallest Transistor", Sci News, Oct. 2016.
          - "One-Nanometer Gate Dimensions for Transistors Have Been Achieved", IEEE Spectrum, Oct. 2016.
          - "Moore’s Law Rolls On: Scientists Invent the World’s Tiniest Transistor", The Huffington Post, Oct. 2016.
          - "The world's smallest transistor is 1nm long, physics be damned", The Verge, Oct. 2016
          - "World's smallest transistor enables scientists to push the laws of physics further", International Business    
             Times, Oct. 2016.

--- Congrats to our postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Wei Gao for being awarded a TR35 (Innovators Under 35) by MIT Technology Review.  He is being honored for his work on “sweatbands that monitor your health" (August 2016).

--- Congrats to our graduate student, Sujay Desai for having been selected as a recipient of the Lam Research Graduate Fellowship (July 2016).

"Keep it Simple: Low-Cost Solar Power", US Department of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences, June 2016.

--- Fully-integrated sweat sensors (Nature, 529, 509–514, 2016)

- “Let them see you sweat: What new wearable sensors can reveal from perspiration”, UC Berkeley, Jan. 2016.
- “Wearable sweat sensor paves way for real-time analysis of body chemistry”, Nature, Jan. 2016.
- “New wristband measures sweat to monitor health risks”, Science, Jan. 2016.
- "New Wearable Sensor Can Collect Data From Sweat", New York Times, Feb. 2016.
- “What Your Sweat Reveals About Your Health”, Time, Jan. 2016.
- “Researchers Design Wearable Sweat Sensor to Track Body’s Biochemical Data”, The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 2016.
- “Could Sweat Be The Next Goldmine For Wearable Data?", Forbes, Jan. 2016.
- “Sweaty truth reveals state of your health”, The Times, Jan. 2016.
- “Wearable Sweat Sensors Could Track Your Health”, Yahoo, Jan. 2016.
- “Wearable sweat sensor paves way for real-time analysis of body chemistry”, Scientific American, Jan. 2016.
- “Wearable Device Analyzes Sweat To Monitor User’s Health”, Chemical & Engineering News, Jan. 2016.
- “This wearable sensor reveals the secrets in your sweat”, Wired, Jan. 2016. 
- “What a wearable sensor can see in your sweat”, Newsweek, Jan. 2016.
- “Wearable Sensor Monitors Perspiration”, VOA News, Jan. 2016.
- “Researchers design wearable sweat sensor to track body's biochemical data”, Fox News, Jan. 2016.
- “Sweat Sensors Track Athletes' Health”, Popular Science, Jan. 2016.
- “Wearable sweat sensor shows how hydrated you are during workouts”, New Scientist, Jan 2016.
- “New Wearable Sensors Know What’s in Your Sweat”, MIT Technology Review, Jan. 2016.
- “Smart Wearable Sensor Takes Sweat-Monitoring To Next Level”, IEEE Spectrum, Jan. 2016.
- “Sweat-sensing wristband measures metabolites”, Chemistry World, Jan. 2016.
- “What sweat can tell you about your health”, Los Angeles Times, Jan. 2016.
- “Sweat sensing smart tech could warn of dehydration or heatstroke”, Daily Mail, Jan. 2016.
- “Tracking health is no sweat with new device”, Science News, Jan. 2016.
- “This headband analyzes your sweat to improve your workout”, The Verge, Jan. 2016.

--- "Simplifying Solar Cells with a New Mix of Materials", LBL News, Jan. 26.

--- Optoelectronically Perfect Monolayers (
Science, 350, 1065-1068, 2015):

--- Congrats to our visiting student, Der-Hsien
(Danny) Lien for winning the IEEE Electron Device Society PhD student fellowship. This fellowship is awarded to three students every year. (July 2015)

--- Congrats to our graduate student, Kevin Chen for having been selected as a recipient of Robert Noyce Memorial Fellowship in Microelectronics made possible by the Intel Foundation. (July 2015)

--- "Armored Exoskeletons Help Roachbots Go Anywhere, Handle Anything", IEEE Spectrum, June 2015.

--- Javey is a co-recipient of the 2015 MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award. He delievered his award talk during the Spring MRS Meeting. (April 2015)

--- Congrats to our postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Wei Gao for being named a winner of the ACS Young Investigator Award of Division of Inorganic Chemistry.  He will give an invited talk in the Young Investigator Symposium in the 2015 Fall ACS meeting. (April 2015)

--- Congrats to our undergraduate studnet, Jeong Seuk (Louis) Kang for being the recipient of the James H. Eaton Memorial Scholarship for 2014-15! The James Eaton Memorial Scholarship is given to one EECS undergraduate student who has demonstrated a keen sense of creativity and inventiveness. (April 2015)

--- "Fluid-based sensor bends and twists", Scientific American, October 20, 2014, Vol. 3, No. 41, pp. 2.

--- Javey is the winner of the 2014 Nano Letters Young Investigator Lectureship award, May 2014.

--- "First Transistors Made Entirely Of 2-D Materials", Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), May 2014.

--- "Chalcogenide monolayers make good LEDs and lasers",, April 2014.

--- Congrats to our graduate student, Hui Fang for winning a 2013 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad. April 2014.

---  Congrats to our graduate student, Audrey Harker for winning an NSF Graduate Fellowship. April 2014.

--- "MoOx contacts passivate silicon solar cells",, March 2014.

--- “Light-Sensitive Smart Curtains for the Future”, Building on Air (, Episode 10, beginning at 15 minute 27 seconds covers our photoactuator work. March, 2014.

--- Congrats to our undergraduate researcher, Louis Kang for being named a Haas Scholar for the 2014-2015 academic year. March 2014.

--- "MoOx contacts make p-type transistor",, March 2014.

--- "E-Whiskers Have Arrived to Fulfill All Your Robot Cat Dreams", Popular Mechanics, Jan 2014.

--- "E-Whiskers: Berkeley Researchers Develop Highly Sensitive Tactile Sensors for Robotics and Other Applications", LBNL News, Jan 2014.

---  "Engineers create light-activated curtains", UC Berkeley News, Jan 2014.

--- "A Printing Process to Make Wall-Sized Displays", Technology Review, August 2013.

--- Our former postdoc, Kuniharu Takei is named a TR35 winner (top 35 innovators under the age of 35) for his work on electronic skin, August 2013.

-- "Berkeley lab researchers discover universal law for light absorption in 2D semiconductors", LBNL News, July 2013.

--- "New technology could bring high-end solar power to the mass market", UC Berkeley News, July 2013.

--- "Paper-thin e-skin responds to touch, holds promise for sensory robotics and interactive environments", UC Berkeley News, July 2013.
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--- "Surface charge transfer n-dopes semiconducting thin films",, May 2013.

--- Congrats to our graduate student, Rehan Kapadia, for accepting an Assistant Professor position from the Department of Electrical Engineering at University of Southern California (USC).  He will officially start his new position on July 2014.

--- ATMI Extends $2 Million Financial Gift to the University of California, Berkeley to Aid Advanced Research in Mobile Device Efficiency, GlobalNewswire, May 2013.

--- Congrats to Rehan Kapadia for winning the top research award from Berkeley EECS.  He is named the co-receipient of the 2013 David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize. "The award is made annually to a graduate student who has completed what is deemed by a faculty committee to be a truly outstanding piece of research." May 2013.

--- Congrats to Dr. Chuan Wang for joining the faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University.  He will start his new position from July 1, 2013.

--- Congrats to Rehan Kapadia and Toshitake Takahashi for successfully presenting their Ph.D. dissertation talks. May 2013.

--- Congrats to Dr. Kuniharu Takei for obtaining one of the few tenure-track faculty positions in Japan.  He will join the Department of Physics and Electronics at Osaka Prefecture University as a tenure-track assistant professor, Feb 2013.

--- "III-V semiconductors grow on silicon",, July 2012.

--- "Can you build a human body?", BBC News, March 2012.

--- "Semiconducting CNT networks make bendy circuits",, March 2012

--- "Low-cost technique targets flexible electronics", EE Times Asia, December 2011.

--- "New Path to Flex and Stretch Electronics", LBL News Center, December 2011.

--- "InAs membranes could compete with Si MOSFETs",, November 2011.

--- Javey is the winner of the inaugural APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE Prize), Sept. 2011.

---- "Shape-shifter forms box in water", Nature (Research Highlight), July 2011.

--- "Nano-actuators respond to both light and heat",, July 2011

--- "DOE awards $25 million to UC Berkeley, Stanford to lower cost of solar power", April 2011.

--- Javey joins ACS Nano as an Associate Editor, May 2011.

--- The group was awarded a Netexplorateur of the Year Award for the development of inorganic e-skin. The award was accepted by Rehan Kapadia on behalf of the group in a ceremony in Paris.  Feb. 2011.

--- "Silicon's Long Good-bye", Technology Review, Nov. 2010.

--- "Printing III-V Transistors Onto Silicon", IEEE Spectrum, Nov. 2010.

--- "Researchers Develop Touch-Sensitive 'e-Skin'", Business Week, Sept. 2010.

--- "Synthetic Skin Sensitive to the Lightest Touch", IEEE Spectrum, Sept. 2010.

--- "Artificial skins detect the gentlest touch", Nature News, Sept. 2010.

--- "Sensitive touch for 'robot skin'", BBC News, Sept. 2010.

--- "Sensors and Sensibility: Flexible Pressure Detectors Could Innervate Artificial Skin", Scientific American, Sept. 2010.

--- "Electric Skin that Rivals the Real Thing", Technology Review, Sept. 2010.

--- "Synthetic Skin Gets A Soft Touch", Chemical Engineering & News, Sept. 2010.

--- "Nano scientist with big aspirations", Innovations, July 2010.

--- "Nanopillars that Trap More Light", Technology Review, July 2010.

--- "Dual-diameter nanopillars absorb more light",, July 2010.

--- Congrats to Dr. Paul Leu for joining the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh.

--- Congrats to Dr. Hyunhyub Ko for joining the faculty of Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), June 2010.

--- Professor Javey is selected to receive the 2010 IEEE Nanotechnology Early Career Award for “creative research on nanomaterials and nanotechnologies for electronic applications”, May 2010.

--- "Skip the hard cell: Flexible solar power is on its way", New Scientist, April 2010.

--- "Producing graphene layers using crytallization", PhysOrg, March 2010.

--- Prof. Javey wins a Sloan Research Fellowship, Feb. 2010.

--- "Black nanoneedles for anti-reflective coatings",, Feb. 2010.

--- "InAs nanowires get p-doped",, Jan. 2010.

--- Congrats to Dr. Zhiyong Fan for joining the faculty of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), ECE department, December 2009.

--- "Nanofibre forests make connections",, December 2009.

--- Prof. Javey wins a Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV) Innovators Award, December 2009.

--- Congrats to Dr. Johnny Ho, our first PhD student for joining the faculty of City University of Hong Kong, Department of Physics and Materials Science, November 2009.

--- Congrats to Dr. Zhiyong Fan and Rehan Kapadia (Flex-Solar Team) for being named a winner of the Venture Lab competition, October 2009.

--- Congrats to Dr. Zhiyong Fan for winning a best talk/paper award at the BSAC IAB, Sept. 2009.

--- Prof. Javey is a winner of "2009 Young Innovators Under 35" (TR35) award by the Technology Review magazine, August 2009.

--- "Nano connections", Nature Materials, Research Highlights, July 2009.

--- "Nanowires: Plug and play", Nature Nanotechnology, Research Highlights, July 2009.

--- "Nanopillar Solar Cells: a new solar-cell design could cut costs and is suitable for large-scale flexible panels," Technology Review, July 2009.

--- "3D nanopillars make good photovoltaics,", July 2009.

--- "Nanopillars Promise Cheap, Efficient, Flexible Solar Cells," LBNL News, July 2009.

--- "Researchers Harness Nanotechnology to Help Make Cost-Efficient Solar Panels", The Daily Californian, July 2009.

--- Congrats to Dr. Yu-Lun Chueh, a postdoc fellow in our group, for joining the faculty of the Materials Science & Engineering Department at National Tsing-Hua University (NTHU), June 2009.

--- Congrats to Johnny Ho, the first graduate student of our group, for successfully completing his Ph.D. studies, May 2009. [pic 1], [pic 2]

--- Ali Rathore, an undergraduate member of the group, has won a prestigious Haas Schorlarship, April 2009.

--- "Nanowire forests get sticky",, April 2009.

--- Prof. Javey wins the 2009 National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research, January 2009.

--- Prof. Javey wins a NSF CAREER Award, December 2008.

--- "OFFICE HOURS: An interview with EECS assistant professor Ali Javey", UC Berkeley Engineering News, Nov. 2008.

--- "First All-Nanowire Sensor", Technology Review, August 2008.

--- "A first in integrated nanowire sensor circuitry", LBNL News, August 2008.

--- "Nanowire lawns make for sheets of image sensors", New Scientist, August 2008.

--- Prof. Javey joins Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC) as a co-director effective July 1st, 2008.

--- Javey selected to present his work at the National Academy of Engineering's 2008 U.S. FRONTIERS OF ENGINEERING SYMPOSIUM, June 2008.

--- Dr. Roie Yerushalmi, our first postdoctoral fellow, has joined the faculty of Hebrew University, Department of Chemistry.

--- "Nanowires line up for wafer-scale process", Nanotechweb, January 29, 2008

--- "Surface layers allow accurate doping", Materials Today, December 18, 2007.

--- "Surface Chemistry: Determinisic Doping", Nature Nanotechnology, Research Highlights, November, 2007.

--- "Nanoscale Doping Via Chemistry: Surface reactions tailor silicon's properties with high spatial precision", Chemical Engineering & News, 85(47), p.10, November 19, 2007.

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