News & Updates

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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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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