News & Updates

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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Bruce Clemens elected fellow of Materials Research Society

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Professor of materials science and engineering is honored for pioneering work in thin-film and nanostructured material growth and characterization, leadership service to the society and the materials community, and for leadership in teaching and mentoring.

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Stanford engineers develop new air filter that could help Beijing residents breathe easily

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Associate Professor Yi Cui and his students have turned a material commonly used in surgical gloves into a low-cost, highly efficient air filter. It could be used to improve facemasks and window screens, and maybe even scrub the exhaust from power plants.

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Cybersecurity panelists call for long-term, global approach to securing free and open network

Friday, February 13, 2015

At a Stanford forum, White House officials, researchers and educators discuss how to stay ahead of hackers and protect a rapidly changing and expanding network.

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Stanford engineer produces free Braille-writer app

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A touchscreen Braille writer developed during a Stanford Engineering summer course is now an app that turns an iPad into an invaluable tool for blind and visually impaired people.

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Jens Nørskov elected to NAE

Monday, February 9, 2015

Chemical engineering professor honored for his contributions to theoretical approaches to design of heterogeneous catalysts, linking reaction rates to microscopic catalyst properties.

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Subhasish Mitra elected ACM fellow

Friday, February 6, 2015

The Association for Computing Machinery honored the Mitra, an associate professor of computer science and electrical engineering, for contributions to the design and testing of robust computing systems.

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Bernd Girod elected to National Academy of Engineering

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Electrical engineering professor honored for his contributions to video compression, streaming and multimedia systems.

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Professor Ron Fedkiw shares Academy Award for software to digitize destruction

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Computerized simulation simplifies the math and physics of animated movie collisions to create a point-click-and-drag tool for putting the kibosh on buildings, cities, even planets.

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Stanford-designed Hapkit brings physical touch to the virtual classroom

Thursday, January 29, 2015

National Science Foundation grant allows Stanford Engineering team to experiment with a way to combine online learning with hands-on experience.

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Stanford bioengineers develop tool for reprogramming genetic code

Monday, January 26, 2015

By selectively manipulating how DNA issues biological commands, Stanford bioengineers have developed a tool that could prove useful in future gene therapies.

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Stanford engineers use brilliant X-rays to illuminate catalysis, revise theories

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Using high-brilliance X-rays in a new way, Stanford engineers observed electrons at work during catalytic reactions. Their findings challenge long-held theories about some catalysts, opening the door to new or improved renewable energy applications.

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Inexpensive material could be the key to cheaper, more efficient solar cells

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Putting a film of the crystalline material perovskite on top of a silicon solar cell increases the cell's efficiency nearly 50 percent, Stanford engineers say.

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Margot Gerritsen to receive 2014 Richard W. Lyman Award

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The award recognizes faculty who go above and beyond to engage alumni on campus, regionally and around the world.

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Stanford senior awarded 2015-16 Churchill Scholarship

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sophie E. Miller, a chemical engineering major at Stanford, is one of 14 Americans "of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement" who have been awarded Churchill Scholarships to study at the University of Cambridge in England for one year.

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Stanford engineers develop a device for measuring how birds take flight

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A new device invented by Assistant Professor David Lentink will answer long-held questions about the forces birds generate while flying and could lead to the development of innovative, efficient unmanned aerial vehicles.

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Stanford research finds that computers are better judges of personality than friends and family

Monday, January 12, 2015

Artificial intelligence can draw inferences about a person as accurately as a spouse, according to Stanford postdoctoral fellow Michal Kosinski.

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Estimated social cost of climate change not accurate, Stanford scientists say

Monday, January 12, 2015

The social cost of carbon dioxide emissions may not be $37 per ton, as estimated by a recent U.S. government study, but $220 per ton.

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EngX: The Internet of Everything

Friday, January 9, 2015

In a video that elaborates on the theme of his Stanford Engineering EngX presentation, Professor Thomas Lee says that it's possible to connect a trillion devices to the Internet and that the Internet of Things is actually the Internet of Everything.

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EngX: Ant-size radio to control Internet of Things

Friday, January 9, 2015

In a video that elaborates on the theme of his Stanford Engineering EngX presentation, Stanford's Amin Arbabian, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, describes the radio that his team built to control the Internet of Things. The size of an ant, the radio is so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna.

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EngX: Security of the Internet of Everything

Friday, January 9, 2015

In this short version of his Stanford Engineering EngX presentation, Electrical Engineering Professor Mark Horowitz talks about the security of the Internet of Everything.

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Stanford researchers measure concussion forces in greatest detail yet

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Although the mechanisms of concussions are still being revealed, David Camarillo's lab has measured the forces imparted on the brain in greater detail than ever before. The results could eventually lead to better injury detection and prevention.

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Meet Persis Drell

Monday, January 5, 2015

The School of Engineering's new dean was raised on The Farm, made her mark in physics and is focused on the future.

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Stanford study shows ways to improve public health at beaches

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thanks to new Stanford research, an affordable, easy-to-implement system can provide significantly more accurate information on coastal water contamination to better protect public health.

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Stanford computer scientists extend web browsers to make the Internet safer

Friday, December 19, 2014

A new security system called COWL protects privacy while helping web developers create richer and more secure online content.

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