News & Updates

Stanford team developing gel-like padding that could help cells survive injection and heal spinal cord injuries

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A team of engineers and scientists is developing a gel to help protect cells from the trauma of being injected into an injury site. The work could help speed cell-based therapies for spinal cord injuries and other types of damage.

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Stanford bioengineers develop a toolkit for designing more successful synthetic molecules

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Synthetic molecules hold great potential for revealing key processes that occur in cells, but the trial-and-error approach to their design has limited their effectiveness. Christina Smolke introduces a computer model that could provide better blueprints for building synthetic genetic tools.

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Rapid charging and draining doesn’t damage lithium ion battery electrodes as much as thought.

Monday, September 15, 2014

A team including Stanford engineers discovers that the benefits of slow draining and charging may have been overestimated.

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New electrical engineering curriculum infused with a jolt of ‘maker’ energy

Monday, September 15, 2014

New classes allow undergraduates to use EE tools and techniques to make gizmos and systems from day one.

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Optogenetics earns Stanford professor Karl Deisseroth the Keio prize in medicine

Friday, September 12, 2014

An idea that started as a long shot – using light to control the activity of the brain – is now widely used at Stanford and worldwide to understand the brain's wiring and to unravel behavior.

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Stanford engineer aims to connect the world with ant-size radios

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Costing just pennies to make, tiny radios on a chip are designed to serve as controllers or sensors for the 'Internet of Things.'

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Alex Aiken named chair of Computer Science

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Aiken, whose research focuses on programming languages and software verification, takes over a thriving department with the most undergraduate majors at Stanford.

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Paul McIntyre named chair of Materials Science and Engineering

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The professor is an expert on developing inorganic nanostructures for semiconductor and energy applications.

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Kenneth Goodson receives Semiconductor Research Corporation’s Technical Excellence Award

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The award recognizes Goodson’s work studying heat transfer in electronic nanostructures and packaging, microfluidic heat sinks, and thermoelectric and photonic energy conversion devices.

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ICME celebrates its first decade of using ‘big math’ to tackle big questions

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Anniversary of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering reminds us how modeling, optimization and visualization help solve problems that might otherwise fall through the cracks.

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Stanford scientists reveal complexity in the brain's wiring diagram

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Stanford Bio-X team found that the brain's wiring is more complex than expected – one set of neural wires can trigger different reactions, depending on how it fires. The work opens new questions for scientists trying to map the brain's connections.

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Stanford engineer helps determine how the brain learns new tasks

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Research revealing the neural basis for why learning new tasks can be difficult could lead to improved therapies for stroke and other brain injuries.

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International laser scholars converge on Stanford to shed light on photonics research

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Siegman International School on Lasers, named in honor of a deceased Stanford engineer who was a colossus in this important field, completes its inaugural session.

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Stanford team looks to take crowdsourcing to a new level

Monday, August 25, 2014

Stanford engineers are working on a system that dynamically assembles and manages paid experts.

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Eye implant developed at Stanford could lead to better glaucoma treatments

Monday, August 25, 2014

Reducing internal eye pressure is currently the only way to treat glaucoma. A tiny eye implant developed by Stephen Quake's lab could pair with a smartphone to improve the way doctors measure and reduce a patient's eye pressure.

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Stanford bioengineers close to brewing painkillers without using opium from poppies

Friday, August 22, 2014

A decade-long effort in genetic engineering is close to creating yeast that makes palliative medicines in stainless steel vats.

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Stanford bioengineer named a top innovator by Technology Review

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Manu Prakash honored for 'frugal science' initiatives, creating instruments that make scientific exploration inexpensive.

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Stanford's 2014 Three Books program embraces theme of 'science and scientists'

Friday, August 15, 2014

Persis Drell, incoming dean of Stanford Engineering, is the first scientist to choose the summer reading list for incoming freshmen and transfer students.

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Stanford course gives students just 10 weeks to design, build and fly tiny 'rescue' aircraft

Friday, August 15, 2014

Unique engineering course draws students from across campus with its hands-on approach to creating pilotless aircraft.

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Stanford Engineering student wins international competition for efforts to miniaturize ultrasound device

Thursday, August 14, 2014

PhD candidate in electrical engineering says encouragement from his advisor helped propel him toward $10,000 cash prize.

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Stanford engineers show value of clams, mussels in cleaning dirty water

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New research shows that bivalves can cleanse streams, rivers and lakes of potentially harmful chemicals that treatment plants can't fully remove.

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Stanford engineer helps curb disease and guard against bioterrorism

Monday, August 11, 2014

Professor Margaret Brandeau applies the decision-making principles of management science and engineering to save lives.

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Professor Anne Kiremidjian named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Monday, August 11, 2014

Civil and environmental engineer honored for her career achievements in probabilistic seismic hazard assessment, for her commitment to educating the next generation of earthquake engineers and for her leadership in encouraging women to become engineers.

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Stanford bioengineers create remote-controlled nanoscale protein motors

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A team led by Assistant Professor Zev Bryant builds molecular motors to further the study of cell function.

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Engineer’s analysis helps shape decisions from government to business

Friday, August 1, 2014

Professor Warren Hausman and his colleagues show that streamlining rules and regulations can be a more effective way to improve competitiveness than making costly investments in infrastructure to speed the flow of goods.

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