News & Updates

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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Three influential innovators named Stanford Engineering Heroes

Monday, November 10, 2014

Distinguished Stanford engineers honored for their impact on our lives and the world.

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Engineering students program smartphones to control quadcopters

Thursday, November 6, 2014

In mechanical engineering course ME 202, Stanford students learn how to turn open-source smartphone operating systems into powerful control of mechatronic devices.

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Stanford chemical engineers borrow technique from petrochemical industry to store solar energy

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Many high school students have zapped water with electricity to make hydrogen and oxygen. To turn that chemical process into a type of battery, researchers adapt ideas from oil refineries.

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Stanford engineers discover how to record the forensic history of chemical contaminations in water

Monday, November 3, 2014

An invention called a time capsule is a tiny chemistry lab designed to take a fingerprint of contamination and also disclose when it occurred.

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Stanford Professor Ron Howard shares honors for pioneering ‘decision analysis’

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Society for Decision Professionals has named a new award for Howard and a colleague at Harvard who jointly developed this engineering-based approach to making complex choices.

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Stanford system combines software with human intelligence to improve translation

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Using software to suggest word choices makes professional translators more productive in the $34-billion-a-year market for foreign language translation.

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Learning from 1989: Stanford engineer studies the aftermath of earthquakes

Friday, October 17, 2014

Professor Anne Kiremidjian is an expert at assessing the likely intensity and duration of earthquakes and estimating the probable damage.

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Stanford engineers build, test earthquake-resistant house

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Twenty-five years after the Loma Prieta earthquake, a Stanford team develops inexpensive design modifications that could be incorporated into new homes to reduce damage in an earthquake.

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Stanford engineers develop tiny, sound-powered chip to serve as medical device

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Using ultrasound to deliver power wirelessly, Stanford researchers are working on a new generation of medical devices that would be planted deep inside the body to monitor illness, deliver therapies and relieve pain.

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Stanford scientists create a 'smart' lithium-ion battery that warns of potential fire hazards

Monday, October 13, 2014

Stanford's Yi Cui and colleagues have created a lithium-ion battery that alerts users to potential overheating and fire.

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Stanford Engineering scholars work with bankers to encourage investments in sustainable projects

Monday, October 13, 2014

Two scholars in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are working on a model that could help banks reward borrowers for decisions that benefit the environment.

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Stanford team invents sensor that uses radio waves to detect subtle changes in pressure

Friday, October 10, 2014

Device is used to monitor brain pressure in lab mice as prelude to possible use with human patients; future applications of this pressure-sensing technology could lead to touch-sensitive “skin” for prosthetic devices.

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Stanford's GCEP awards $10.5 million for research on renewable energy

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Stanford scientists and an international research group receive funding to advance solar cells, batteries, renewable fuels and bioenergy.

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Stanford engineers developing miniature wireless device to create better way of studying chronic pain

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A team of Stanford engineers is creating a small wireless device that will improve studies of chronic pain. The engineers hope to use what they learn to develop better therapies for the condition, which costs the economy $600 billion a year.

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Stanford engineer says 'smart grid' needed to shift electrical system to alternative energy

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Solar, wind and other alternative sources are easier on the environment but less predictable than coal, gas or oil-fired plants, demanding a more sophisticated distribution and delivery system.

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Two Stanford professors earn National Medal of Science

Friday, October 3, 2014

Thomas Kailath and Burton Richter have been awarded the nation's highest honor for achievement in the fields of engineering and science.

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Stanford computer scientist selected to join ambitious Moore Foundation program

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Chris Re is one of 14 academic leaders invited to the 5-year, $21 million Data-Driven Discovery Initiative advanced by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

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The 15th Biennial Summer Program of the Center for Turbulence Research

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

International participants from academia, industry and government collaborate on projects at biennial summer program.

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