Chemical Engineering News

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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Stanford Engineering Hero William J. Perry looks ahead to North American energy independence and back at a career In national defense

Friday, November 22, 2013

A professor emeritus of Management Science and Engineering, Perry has advised presidents, served as Secretary of Defense and dismantled nuclear weapons

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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 and SLAC scientists invent self-healing battery electrode

Friday, November 15, 2013

A team of Stanford 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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Stanford engineers monitor heart health using paper-thin flexible 'skin'

Monday, May 13, 2013

Engineers combine layers of flexible materials into pressure sensors to create a wearable heart monitor thinner than a dollar bill. The skin-like device could one day provide doctors with a safer way to check the condition of a patient's heart.

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Spormann Elected Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology

Monday, May 6, 2013

Spormann studies anaerobic microbes to understand the molecular and biochemical basis of unusual metabolism.

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Getting CLARITY: Hydrogel process developed at Stanford creates transparent brain

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Stanford bioengineers have transformed an intact, post-mortem mouse brain into a transparent three-dimensional structure that keeps all the fine wiring and molecular structures in place. Known as CLARITY, the technique stands to transform our understanding of the brain and indeed of any biological tissue.

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Stanford's GCEP will award $6.6 million for novel energy research

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Global Climate and Energy Project will award $6.6 million for research that leads to cleaner fuels and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

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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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