Aeronautics and Astronautics News

Stanford professor shapes safety specs for next-generation aircraft

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Fu-Kuo Chang, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics, led an international effort to build sensors into the skin and bones of planes, creating a “nervous system” to continuously monitor their structural health.

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NASA Event Brings Space Scientists To Stanford Engineering

Monday, February 10, 2014

Cutting edge thinkers traded ideas and updates at a symposium that was recorded and archived.

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President Obama selects two Stanford engineers for early career award

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sigrid Close, an assistant professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Jennifer Dionne, an assistant professor of Materials Science and Engineering, will receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

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Letter from the Dean

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Stanford engineers have always tackled the biggest challenges, and the past academic year was no exception.

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Stanford Engineering Year in Review

Monday, December 16, 2013

Stanford engineers are driven to change the world, and 2013 was no exception. Stanford Engineering faculty and students blazed new trails in energy, nanotechnology, bioengineering, education and many other fields.

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Stanford School of Engineering names new engineering heroes

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Nobel Prize winner, Google's founders, the first American woman in space and others honored for their contributions to technology and society.

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Stanford faculty awarded $2.2 million for innovative energy research

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Stanford's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center have awarded 11 seed grants to Stanford faculty for early-stage energy research.

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Drones open way to new world of coral research

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Camera-equipped flying robots promise new insights into climate-change effects on important ecosystems.

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Stanford Engineering alum heading for space

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Michael Hopkins will join Russian cosmonauts on a six-month visit to the International Space Station.

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Stanford engineers receive award to improve supercomputing and solar efficiency

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Associate Professor Gianluca Iaccarino will lead a government-funded project that will use the next generation of supercomputers to model techniques that could dramatically increase the efficiency of solar power. The project will receive $3.2 million per year for five years.

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Stanford professor and former NASA official explains how NASA might revive the Kepler space telescope

Monday, May 20, 2013

Scott Hubbard, a consulting professor of aeronautics and astronautics, helped guide the Kepler mission when he served as director of NASA Ames Research Center. He explains how NASA might bring the planet-hunting spacecraft back online.

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Stanford Dedicates Spilker Engineering and Applied Sciences Building

Monday, May 20, 2013

President Hennessy, Jerry Yang and 200 others toast GPS pioneer and wife for lifetime achievements and gift that will fund a state-of-the-art research environment and two professorships in the School of Engineering.

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Christensen Wins Timoshenko Award from ASME

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Expert in mechanics of materials recognized for lifetime contributions to the field.

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Close Wins Early Career Award from Department of Energy

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Assistant Professor will study the behaviors of plasmas created when tiny meteoroids and space debris are vaporized in hypervelocity collisions with spacecraft.

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After another near miss, Stanford professor wants to find asteroids that threaten Earth

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Several large asteroids have zipped dangerously close to Earth in the past month. Scott Hubbard is part of a team that plans to track down future threats.

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Closing in on a Mystery that Impedes Space Exploration

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The large meteoroid that struck Russia last week is just one of the factors in space that cause satellites to fail. Sigrid Close, a Stanford Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, is proving that the effects of "space dust" are a more likely cause.

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Eight Stanford Engineering Faculty Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions an engineer can receive.

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Stanford Researchers Break Million-core Supercomputer Barrier

Friday, January 25, 2013

Researchers at the Center for Turbulence Research set a new record in supercomputing, harnessing a million computing cores to model supersonic jet noise. Work was performed on the newly installed Sequoia IBM Bluegene/Q system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories.

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Big Challenges, Big Ideas: Stanford Engineering Year in Review

Monday, January 7, 2013

Letter from the Dean of Stanford Engineering.

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Stanford researchers develop acrobatic space rovers to explore moons and asteroids

Sunday, December 30, 2012

An autonomous system for exploring the solar system's smaller members, such as moons and asteroids, could bring us closer to a human mission to Mars.

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United Technologies Research Center Graduate Research Fellows Named

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The fellowships aim to advance research in aerospace and sustainable energy.

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Underwater robots from Stanford smart enough to explore treacherous deep-ocean terrain

Monday, November 26, 2012

Engineers at Stanford's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have developed autonomous underwater vehicles that can photograph regions of the ocean floor that were once too risky for these robotic explorers.

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Engineering’s Senesky and Pavone Win NASA Early Career Awards

Friday, August 17, 2012

Two Aero/Astro faculty win NASA's inaugural Early Career Faculty grants for research in high-priority technology areas.

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Charbel Farhat Wins International Association for Computational Mechanics Award

Monday, July 23, 2012

Aeronautics and Astronautics department chair has made lasting contributions to aeroelasticity, computational fluid dynamics on moving grids, computational acoustics, computational mechanics and high-performance computing.

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Stanford faculty is embracing online teaching opportunities

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The team leading Stanford's online education initiative announces seed grants to faculty members across campus for course development. "It's been a grassroots phenomenon, which really reflects Stanford's tradition of innovation and creativity," said John Mitchell, professor of computer science and President John Hennessy's special assistant for educational technology.

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