News & Updates

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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Stanford researchers create 'evolved' protein that may stop cancer from spreading

Friday, September 19, 2014

Experimental therapy stopped the metastasis of breast and ovarian cancers in lab mice, pointing toward a safe and effective alternative to chemotherapy.

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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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