News & Updates

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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Stanford and Saudi scientists launch six-year collaboration on aerospace research

Friday, August 1, 2014

New fuels, flight designs, safety techniques, space missions and supporting technologies are expected to emerge from the new Stanford Center of Excellence in Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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Stanford engineer's study shows effects of biomass burning on climate, health

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Stanford professor’s calculations indicate that wildfires and other types of fires involving plant matter play a much bigger role in climate change and human health than previously thought.

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Hummingbirds vs. helicopters: Stanford engineers compare flight dynamics

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A quantitative analysis of hummingbird wings shows that they generate lift more efficiently than the best microhelicopter blades. The findings could lead to more powerful, bird-inspired robotic vehicles.

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Stanford Team Achieves 'Holy Grail' of Battery Design: A Stable Lithium Anode

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The development could lead to smaller, cheaper and more efficient rechargeable batteries.

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Stanford-led team develops self-cooling solar cells that last longer and have more power

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

By adding a specially patterned layer of silica glass to the surface of ordinary solar cells, a team of researchers led by Professor Shanhui Fan has found a way for the cells to shed unwanted thermal radiation.

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A clean energy roadmap for California

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A study led by Professor Mark Jacobson outlines the path to a possible future for California where renewable energy creates a healthier environment, generates jobs and stabilizes energy prices.

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Stanford students learn to build their own bikes

Thursday, July 17, 2014

One of the most popular courses run by the Product Realization Lab, ME 204 teaches students how to build bicycles, but also patience and project management.

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Stanford team aims to improve storage in batteries used in cellphones, iPods, more

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A team led by Yi Cui, an associate professor of Materials Science and Engineering and at SLAC, is working to make a better battery by making the cathode of sulfur instead of today's lithium-cobalt oxide.

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Researchers led by Stanford engineer figure out how to make more efficient fuel cells

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Using high-brilliance X-rays, researchers track the process that fuel cells use to produce electricity, knowledge that will help make large-scale alternative energy power systems more practical and reliable.

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Stanford Woods Institute announces 2014 Environmental Venture Projects

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Projects hold the promise of cleaning the air, reducing parasitic infections and uncovering pathways by which diseases are spread.

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Stanford engineers envision an electronic switch just three atoms thick

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Computer simulation shows how to make a crystal that would toggle like a light switch between conductive and non-conductive structures. This could lead to flexible electronic materials and, for instance, enable a cell phone to be woven into a shirt.

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