David Schaeffer announced as Bakar BioEnginuity Hub Director

The Bakar BioEnginuity Hub will rent space to science-based startups, and provide campus programs for scholars and researchers. This rendering displays the versatility of the multi-leveled space, housed in the old Berkeley Art Museum building(link is external). (Rendering by MBH Architects/Robert Becker)

David Schaffer, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and recently announced member of the National Academy of Inventors, was named as the new faculty director of the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub (the Hub) and Bakar Fellows Program in March. The Hub, a new UC Berkeley initiative, was launched in May 2021 as a world-class incubator to allow fledging startups the work and lab space they need to develop their ideas and companies. Prof. Schaeffer has left his post as Director of QB3-Berkeley to take up this new position.