News & Updates

Stacey Bent is named chair of Chemical Engineering

Friday, April 24, 2015

Her research focuses on understanding and controlling surface and interfacial chemistry and applying this knowledge in a wide range of fields from semiconductors to sustainability.

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Nicholas McKeown among 10 Stanford professors elected to AAAS 2015 class

Thursday, April 23, 2015

American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies.

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Stanford team makes biotechnology interactive with games and remote-control labs

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Through special environments called biotic processing units, bioengineers let people interact with cells like fish in an aquarium or even do simple experiments from afar.

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Conquering Complexity With Simple Rules

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Stanford Engineering Professor Kathleen Eisenhardt and her co-author offer a better way to make decisions.

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Professor Karl Deisseroth wins prestigious Albany Prize

Monday, April 20, 2015

The bioengineer and psychiatrist will be honored for his seminal role in the field of optogenetics, which allows scientists to precisely manipulate nerve-cell activity in freely moving animals to study their behavior.

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NIST workshop at Stanford mulls ‘weights and measures’ for biotechnology

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Researchers from academia, industry and government launch effort to define standards for using bits and pieces of molecular biomachinery to create things such as vaccines, drugs and biosensors.

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Beth Pruitt elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Friday, April 10, 2015

In an interdisciplinary blend of engineering and medicine, Pruitt seeks to detect and measure the minute forces generated by living cells.

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ACM Council on Women honors Jennifer Widom as innovator in database systems

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Professor of computer science and electrical engineering is named 2015-2016 Athena Lecturer for launching new research areas in the database field.

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Stanford engineers devise optical method for producing high-res, 3-D images of nanoscale objects

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The technique, called cathodoluminescence tomography, could assist in the development of high-efficiency solar cells and LEDS, or improve the way biological systems are visualized.

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Christina Smolke to receive mentor award from Northern California Chapter of Association of Women in Science

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Ellen Weaver Award surprises the associate professor of bioengineering, who was nominated by current and former students for helping them balance the demands of research and life.

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Five faculty members receive NSF Early Career Development awards

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Assistant professors Amin Arbabian, Michael Lepech, Marco Pavone, Manu Prakash and Sindy Tang awarded grants to help promising junior faculty pursue outstanding research while also improving education.

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Stanford Engineering’s Dan Boneh honored for innovations that have simplified cryptography

Monday, March 30, 2015

Computer science and electrical engineering professor will receive 2014 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award.

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Stanford engineers working to pack more laser beams, and data, into fiber optic strands

Friday, March 27, 2015

As digital traffic soars, researchers strive to send multiple laser beams, each with it’s own data stream, through fiber optic strands that can only handle a single beam today.

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Stanford engineers' new manufacturing process could yield better solar cells, faster chips

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Silicon isn't the only chip-making material under the sun, just the cheapest. But a new process could make the alternative material, gallium arsenide, more cost effective.

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Stanford engineers collaborate on research to help online groups organize themselves

Monday, March 23, 2015

Making decisions and taking actions require leadership tools to minimize infighting and focus the energy on action.

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Stanford engineer helps crack mystery of bird flight

Monday, March 23, 2015

A team led by mechanical engineer David Lentink has identified the design qualities that make bird wings famously efficient over a wide range of flight styles. The research could lead to improved aircraft design.

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Stanford engineering students build basketball-shooting robots

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Students in Mechanical Engineering 210 design and build bots that shoot and dunk as many "basketballs" as possible in less than two minutes.

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Making drinking water safe at the source

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Researchers with the Stanford Woods Institute's Program on Water, Health and Development are finding affordable, sustainable solutions to the challenge of providing safe drinking water to nearly 1 billion people in city slums.

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Stanford researchers unravel secrets of shape-shifting bacteria

Friday, March 13, 2015

Six decades ago, Nobel Prize-winning geneticist Joshua Lederberg observed how bacteria could essentially go undercover in ways that might trick the human immune system. Now, using new techniques, Stanford bioengineers have created a time-lapse video that shows this process step by step.

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Stanford study shows success of different learning styles in computer science class

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Computer Science project with Graduate School of Education reveals that analyzing what students do from moment to moment as they learn to write code helps assess how well they are learning.

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Stanford engineers solve the mystery of the dancing droplets

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Years of research satisfy a graduate student's curiosity about the molecular minuet he observed among drops of ordinary food coloring.

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Stanford SystemX seeks to make information technologies even more pervasive

Monday, March 9, 2015

Stanford refocuses its 30-year-old industrial research partnership to invent hardware, software and systems capable of monitoring health, managing energy, sensing environmental conditions and controlling the Internet of Things.

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UC-Berkeley Professor Named Next Director of Brown Institute

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Maneesh Agrawala, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, will lead the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute at Stanford.

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Engineering a rowing team

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Engineering is a popular and useful major for members of Stanford's rowing team.

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Jennfier Dionne, Percy Liang elected Sloan Research Fellows

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Members of Stanford Engineering faculty honored as next generation of scientific leaders.

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