The Berkeley MEng community makes amazing things happen — for Berkeley, at all levels of society, in technical, social, and economic innovations, worldwide. We celebrate our alumni network of engineering leaders that continue to push the edges of what’s possible.
Recognition: Forbes 30 Under 30: Healthcare 2023
Alumni: Alison Burklund, BioE ’16
Start Up: Alison Burklund is the cofounder and CTO of Nanopath. Nanopath creates diagnostics that test pelvic and gynecologic infections during a single visit, so treatment can begin right away.
Recognition: Forbes 30 Under 30: Social Media 2022
Alumni: Pierre-Habte Nouvellon, IEOR ’18
Start Up: Snipfeed allows creators to quickly build a site where fans can book them for specific events or buy their merchandise; the influencers then add a URL link to their Snipfeed page to their social media profiles.
Recognition: Forbes 30 under 30: Energy 2019
Alumni: Po-Jui (Ray) Chiu, BIOE ’14
Start Up: Ray developed a new bio-based sensor platform to detect chemicals in the atmosphere, a potential replacement for the slow, hand-held sensors.
Recognitions: Time’s 25 Best Inventions of 2015, Forbes 30 under 30: Pharma & Healthcare 2015, Youngest team to receive FDA clearance for a Class II medical device, World Changing Ideas 2019 finalist
Alumni: Connor Landgraf BIOE ’14
Start Up: Eko combines the electronic stethoscope and EKG with powerful software. It is the first platform for mobile acoustic cardiac monitoring in clinic or remotely.
Recognition: Forbes 30 under 30: Consumer Technology in 2018
Alumni: Han Jin IEOR ’12
Start Up: Lucid develops the next level of dual camera technology to enable VR and AR content creation in 3D through real-time/cloud image processing.
Ava (formerly Transcence)
Recognition: Inc.’s Top 50 Young Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2015, Forbes 30 under 30: Consumer Technology 2017
Alumni: Thibault Duchemin IEOR ’14
Start Up: Ava makes conversations between deaf/hard-of-hearing and hearing people a seamless experience, through advanced speech and mobile technologies.
Fellow (formerly TowerView Health)
Recognition: Forbes 30 under 30: Healthcare in 2017
Start Up: Fellow is a smart pillbox and low-tech prescription management service.
Alumni: Ankur Aggarwal EECS ’12
my.Flow Smart Tampon
Recognition: Winner of Live Sharks Tank Startups Showcase (January 2016), Tech.Co Startup of the Year Innovate! Semifinalist (September 2016)
Alumni: Amanda Brief IEOR ’15
Start Up: my.Flow has created the world’s first tampon monitor (Patent Pending) to address the issues of period stigma, shame, anxiety, leakage, and risk of infection.
Parade (Dray Technologies)
Recognition: Inc.’s Top 50 Young Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2015
Alumni: Anthony Sutardja EECS ’15
Start Up: Parade uses artificial Intelligence to extract business intelligence from transportation data, optimizing load fulfillment end-to-end.
Recognition: Winner of Fast Company‘s 2017 Innovation by Design Awards.
Alumni: Chen Bao ME ’17 and Jorge Ruiz ME ’17
Capstone Project: Tabla is a low-cost, accurate device that uses sound waves to diagnose pneumonia.
Visualize: Saving Lives with Training for Cervical Cancer Screening
Recognition: First place in the 2015 Big Ideas @ Berkeley Global Health category
Alumni: Abhimanyu RayME/Product Design ’15, Karan Patel ME/Product Design ’15
Capstone Project: Visualize is an organization dedicated to empowering and supporting midwives to screen for cervical cancer through thoughtful educational techniques.
Reduced energy consumption for the US military
Recognition: Featured in US News & World Report’s article “Do Good, Be in Demand as an Engineer”
Alumni: William Hagen ME’ 12
Big Ideas at Berkeley
- Benson Fan, Patrick Lyon, Ray Chiu, Yayun Chen, MEng ’14 | Glucose ENOSE developed a colorimetric sensor that could provide an inexpensive, non-invasive test for determining the level of glucose in the patient’s blood, providing a painless alternative to the finger stick testing method. First Place in Information Technology for Society.
- Luciano Colos, MEng ’14 | InversionParaTodos.com.ar is a web based educational platform that will provide a set of tools that help individuals to manage debt, savings, public benefits, investments and other money related issues more effectively. Second Place in Information Technology for Society.
- Abhimanyu Ray and Karan Patel, ME/Product Design ’15 | Visualize: Saving Lives with Training for Cervical Cancer Screening. Visualize is an organization dedicated to empowering and supporting midwives to screen for cervical cancer through thoughtful educational techniques. First Place in Global Health.
- I-Chin Wu (BioE), Sandya Iyer (BioE), and Mingle Tong (ME), MEng ‘15 | Bacteriophage-based Generators for Portable Electronics designed and developed a bacteriophage-based piezoelectric generator, a potential simple and environmentally friendly solution to clean renewable energy. The generator converts daily human activities to electricity, deviating from battery power and reducing environmental burden. Honorable Mention.
CITRIS Technology for Social Good Graduate Fellow
- Youhee Choi IEOR ’18 | Youth Empowerment Project with Critical STEAM. Building youth entrepreneurship education database with Lighthouse Community Charter School.