Chemical Engineering News

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 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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Bioengineering and chemical engineering building at Stanford named for gifts from Ram and Vijay Shriram

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

$61 million in support from university trustee and his wife names the Shriram Center for Bioengineering & Chemical Engineering and endows the departmental chair.

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Stanford ChEM-H: Chemistry, Engineering & Medicine for Human Health

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Given a year to mature, the Institute for Chemical Biology is relaunching under a new name that better reflects its vision of bringing Stanford's unique interdisciplinary culture to bear at a new frontier of chemistry.

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Stanford research reveals new ways to study and control crystallization

Friday, April 18, 2014

Stanford scientists help create a novel way to do time-lapse studies of crystallization that will lead to more flexible and effective electronic displays, circuits and pharmaceutical drugs.

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Stanford engineers make flexible carbon nanotube circuits more reliable and efficient

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Researchers invent a process to 'dope' carbon filaments with an additive to improve their electronic performance, paving the way for digital devices that bend.

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Newly discovered catalyst could lead to the low-cost, clean production of methanol, scientists say

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Scientists from Stanford, SLAC and Denmark have created a new nickel-gallium catalyst that could some day be used to convert hydrogen and carbon dioxide emissions into methanol, an important industrial chemical and potential fuel.

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Stanford researchers identify cellular elastic that keeps nerves resilient

Monday, February 24, 2014

A team of Stanford Bio-X scientists and engineers has found the secret to how nerves withstand the wear and tear of bending joints and moving tissues.

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Engineers teach old chemical new tricks to make cleaner fuels, fertilizers

Monday, January 27, 2014

Researchers from Denmark and Stanford show how to produce industrial quantities of hydrogen without emitting carbon into the atmosphere.

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Stanford engineer shows how a modified form of graphene could be used to make an energy-efficient data storage device

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Chemical engineering researcher shows how to control the spin of electrons in a potential data storage application.

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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 researchers take a step toward developing a ‘universal’ flu vaccine

Monday, December 16, 2013

Stanford engineers are working to create a flu vaccine that could be produced more quickly and offer broader protection than what is available today.

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Merck Research Labs chief Peter Kim to join Stanford’s Department of Biochemistry

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Stanford alum will also be a member of the new Stanford Institute of Chemical Biology.

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Lynn Orr nominated by White House to head DOE energy research

Monday, November 18, 2013

The director of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford and a Stanford Chemical Engineering alum, is tapped by President Obama to oversee energy and science research programs in the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Stanford engineers and SLAC scientists invent self-healing battery electrode

Friday, November 15, 2013

A team of Stanford engineers and SLAC scientists has made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones and other devices.

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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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Stanford scientists awarded grants for innovative research

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Michael Lin and Elizabeth Sattely are among eight Stanford researchers given NIH grants to pursue innovative research in biomedicine.

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Stanford Scientists Use DNA to Assemble a Transistor From Graphene

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Graphene, a sheet of carbon atoms arrayed in a honeycomb pattern, could be a better semiconductor than silicon.

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Engineering Better Medicines at the Stanford Institute for Chemical Biology

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Researchers from the Schools of Engineering, Humanities & Sciences and Medicine will join X-ray experts from the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to study the molecular underpinnings of illness and health.

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Stanford Launches Interdisciplinary Institute for Chemical Biology

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Institute for Chemical Biology will draw students and faculty from across Stanford to drive innovation and discovery in biomedical science and train a new generation of "physician-scientist-engineers."

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Stanford Scientists Break Record for Thinnest Light-Absorber

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Stanford scientists have built the thinnest, most efficient absorber of visible light on record, a nanoscale structure that could lead to less-costly, more efficient solar cells.

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Stanford Professor Eric Shaqfeh Receives Dean’s Award for Industry Innovation

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Engineering professor honored for outstanding teaching and exemplary leadership in delivering Stanford engineering curriculum to industry.

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Stanford scientists create novel silicon electrodes that improve lithium-ion battery performance

Monday, June 3, 2013

Stanford scientists have developed inexpensive silicon-based electrodes that dramatically improve the charge storage capacity of lithium-ion batteries.

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