The Kavli Foundation has established the Energy Nanosciences Institute (Kavli ENSI) at UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab to explore the capture and channeling of energy on the molecular or nanoscale for human use. The Foundation named Paul Alivisatos to direct Kavli ENSI, which will be supported by a $20 million endowment. Berkeley Lab’s Omar Yaghi and Peidong Yang of the Materials Sciences Division will be the co-directors of the institute, which will explore fundamental issues in energy science, using cutting-edge tools and techniques developed to study and manipulate nanomaterials. Some of Kavli ENSI’s offices will be housed in the Lab’s new Solar Energy Research Center building. More>
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As of this morning, 11 buildings on the UC Berkeley campus are closed due to a power outage. Go here to view the list of closed buildings. The power outage occurred at 4:30 p.m. yesterday.
Enter the fascinating world of Wildlife Rescue, an eye-opening, inspiring and wildly interactive exhibit. Animals and habitats all over the Earth are endangered. Visitors can get to know some of these species by joining them and the scientists working for their protection on a survival journey — from the recovery center and back into the wild. More>
The energy innovation pitch night event originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 9, as part of the Berkeley Energy Resources Collaborative Energy Week has been postponed until Spring 2014. Entrepreneurs interested in preparing to submit an application for this event are encouraged to contact Bill Shelander or Melissa Summers for more information.
Catch a couple of classic movies that were set in the Bay area, and watch them al fresco, as part of a screening series sponsored by UC Berkeley and the Downtown Berkeley Association. “Harold and Maude” will be shown on Friday, Sept. 27, and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” on Friday, Oct. 4. Shorts, movie trivia and other surprises will be shared from 7:30 to 8 p.m., with the feature movie starting after that. Admission is free. More>
Does your research relate to energy and do you want a chance to win part of a $10,000 research poster prize? The 2013 BERC Innovation Expo is accepting submissions for this year’s poster session, which will take place Thursday, Oct. 10 from 6 to 9:30pm at the UC Berkeley Memorial Stadium Field House. The BERC Innovation Expo showcases Berkeley’s latest energy and resources breakthroughs in the fields of science, engineering, policy, and economics. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP & submit an abstract with your name, project title, 150-word abstract, list of project keywords, and a 140-character “twitter abstract” by Sept 27.
Energy innovators with transformative technology concepts are encouraged to participate in the UltraLight Startups Future Energy pitch event on the UC Berkeley campus on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in the CITRIS Auditorium (Sutarjda Dai Hall). The application deadline has been extended to Friday Sept. 20. This is a great opportunity to get investor feedback on your project and make valuable industry connections. The investor panel will include Nat Goldhaber (Claremont Creek Ventures), Debjit Mukerji (Siemens), Willem Rensink (Shell International Exploration & Production), and Abe Yokell (Rockport Capital).
UC Berkeley researchers, led by Berkeley Lab earth scientist Barbara Romanowicz, have detected previously unknown channels of slow-moving seismic waves in Earth’s upper mantle, a discovery that helps explain “hotspot volcanoes” that give birth to island chains such as Hawaii and Tahiti. More>
[Daily Cal] The cities of Berkeley and San Francisco are slated to launch a pilot electric-bicycle-sharing program in spring 2014. The program partners City CarShare, a Bay Area nonprofit car-sharing service, with the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at the UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies. During the pilot period, the Transportation Sustainability Research Center will evaluate energy and environmental impacts of the service and test the electric bicycle’s influence on commuters’ methods. The pilot period will end in 2018. Participants can access the bikes from up to 25 locations, eight of which are in Berkeley—including areas on the north and south sides of campus as well as in Downtown Berkeley. More>
Energy innovators with transformative technology concepts are encouraged to apply for the Ultra Light Startups Future Energy pitch event this October on the UC Berkeley campus. Applications are due by Sept. 6. Future Energy is geared towards emerging-stage energy projects. A full business plan is not required to participate – just high impact potential. Successful applicants receive free pitch coaching and exposure to potential investors and other funding sources. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Weds., Oct. 9, in the CITRIS auditorium at Sutarjda Dai Hall. For more information, click here, or contact Bill Shelander of Tech Transfer or Melissa Summers of Energy & Environmental Sciences Area Office.