News & Updates

Stanford bioengineers discover knob to dial up fitter cells

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

In one experiment bioengineers found that larger genetic mutants fared better, and in a second study they created viable cells using non-standard parts.

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Stanford faculty awarded seed grants for innovative energy research

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Stanford's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center have awarded eight seed grants to Stanford faculty for early-stage energy research.

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Stanford to host 100-year study on artificial intelligence

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Stanford University will lead a 100-year effort to study the long-term implications of artificial intelligence in all aspects of life.

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Stanford team combines logic, memory to build a 'high-rise' chip

Monday, December 15, 2014

Stanford researchers are building layers of logic and memory into skyscraper chips that are smaller, faster, cheaper – and taller.

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Stanford d.school students humanize a truck for a good cause

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Stanford students get their hands dirty designing and rebuilding a truck to serve the specific needs of San Jose's Tech Museum of Innovation.

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Stanford Engineering Professor Kenneth Goodson named a Fellow of the American Physical Society

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mechanical Engineering chairman cited 'for contributions to the understanding of phonon and electron conduction in solid films, nanostructures and in semiconductor nanoelectronics.'

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The challenge of building on success: Stanford Engineering Year in Review

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Letter from the dean of Stanford Engineering

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Stanford Engineering Professor Richard Luthy receives distinguished environmental engineering award

Monday, December 8, 2014

American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists recognizes Luthy's contributions to the field of environmental engineering and dedication to improving the quality of the world’s environment.

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Four Stanford Engineering professors named IEEE fellows

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thomas Lee, Sanjay Lall, Boris Murmann and Christos Kozyrakis were recognized for their extraordinary achievements in engineering.

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Stanford Engineering alum James Spilker wins 2015 IEEE Edison Medal

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Spilker, a consulting professor at Stanford Engineering, was honored for "contributions to the technology and implementation of civilian GPS navigation systems."

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Arun Majumdar named U.S. Science Envoy

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Mechanical engineering professor will focus on interactions with Poland and the Baltic Region.

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Stanford Engineering's Jim Plummer to be awarded IEEE Founders Medal

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Former dean of School of Engineering honored for his role in fostering innovative, interdisciplinary and globally focused education.

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Stanford engineers take big step toward using light instead of wires inside computers

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Using a new algorithm, Stanford engineers can design and build a prism-like silicon structure that can bend light at right angles. The goal is to transmit data faster and more efficiently via optical rather than electrical signals.

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Stanford Engineers find that certain types of underwater waves may harm deep-water organisms

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Voluminous underwater waves known as “internal bores" can create major decreases in dissolved oxygen in water near the shore.

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Stanford honors engineering professor and LGBT center with 2014 President's Awards for Excellence Through Diversity

Monday, December 1, 2014

This year's individual winner is Sheri D. Sheppard, a professor of mechanical engineering. The 2014 program winner is the LGBT Community Resources Center.

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Stanford engineers invent high-tech mirror to beam heat away from buildings into space

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A new ultrathin multilayered material can cool buildings without air conditioning by radiating warmth from inside the buildings into space while also reflecting sunlight to reduce incoming heat.

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Russ Altman named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Professor of bioengineering, of genetics and of biomedical informatics research, was elected for contributions in the field of bioinformatics.

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Stanford Engineering 2013-2014 Year in Review

Monday, November 24, 2014

With a new dean and state-of-the-art facilities, Stanford Engineering is tackling the world's toughest problems and educating students who will change the world.

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Stanford engineers climb walls using gecko-inspired climbing device

Friday, November 21, 2014

Gecko toes have the exciting ability to adhere strongly to nearly any surface and yet release with minimal effort. In an attempt to mimic those properties of the lizards, Stanford engineers have designed a controllable adhesive system that can stick to glass and support a person's weight.

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The School of Engineering welcomes its newest students

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Stanford holds the Graduate Orientation Activity, Lunch and Information Event (GOALIE) for new graduate students.

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Stanford mechanical engineer Sheri Sheppard named U.S. Professor of the Year

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sheppard receives a national honor for her innovative approach to teaching undergraduate students in a hands-on, problem-solving way that transforms large classes into small group-learning laboratories.

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Stanford team creates computer vision algorithm that can describe photos

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Computers only recently began to get the software needed to discern unknown objects; now machine learning takes computer vision to the next level with a system that can describe objects and put them into context. Could this lead to better visual search?

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Stanford team wins international award for experimental blood test device that uses a smart phone

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Four students and two faculty advisors create portable device that can detect hepatitis B infections in minutes to win one of five awards in the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, a global competition to improve diagnostic devices.

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Two Stanford Engineering professors elected fellows of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mark Cutkosky has been recognized for achievements in robotics, and Thomas Kenny has been honored for achievements in microelectromechanical systems.

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Making Personalized Medicine Practical

Monday, November 10, 2014

Personalized medicine will bring with it the problem of storing and processing the vast amounts genetic information needed to tailor medical care to individual needs. Stanford electrical engineers have an answer.

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