Chemical Engineering News

Microscopic Rake Doubles Efficiency of Low-cost Solar Cells

Monday, August 17, 2015

Researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford engineers have developed a manufacturing technique that could help make polymer solar cells an economically attractive alternative to those made with much more expensive silicon-crystal wafers.

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Stanford Engineering students and researchers win grants to commercialize energy inventions

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Building on the success of its first year, the Innovation Transfer Program at the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy is financially supporting 11 new teams composed mostly of Stanford students and recent graduates trying to put university research to work.

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New 'designer carbon' from Stanford engineers boosts battery performance

Friday, May 29, 2015

Stanford researchers have created a new carbon material that significantly improves the performance of batteries and supercapacitors.

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Stanford engineers discover how microbes acquire electricity in making methane

Monday, May 18, 2015

New findings by Professor Alfred Spormann and colleagues could pave the way for microbial "factories" that produce renewable biofuels and chemicals.

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Stacey Bent is named chair of Chemical Engineering

Friday, April 24, 2015

Her research focuses on understanding and controlling surface and interfacial chemistry and applying this knowledge in a wide range of fields from semiconductors to sustainability.

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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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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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Stanford senior awarded 2015-16 Churchill Scholarship

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sophie E. Miller, a chemical engineering major at Stanford, is one of 14 Americans "of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement" who have been awarded Churchill Scholarships to study at the University of Cambridge in England for one year.

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Stanford faculty awarded seed grants for innovative energy research

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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

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Three influential innovators named Stanford Engineering Heroes

Monday, November 10, 2014

Distinguished Stanford engineers honored for their impact on our lives and the world.

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Stanford chemical engineers borrow technique from petrochemical industry to store solar energy

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Many high school students have zapped water with electricity to make hydrogen and oxygen. To turn that chemical process into a type of battery, researchers adapt ideas from oil refineries.

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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 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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