Chemical Engineering News
Friday, February 12, 2016
Three engineers and a biochemist are selected for the field’s highest professional honor.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Stanford researchers have invented a lithium-ion battery that turns on and off depending on the temperature. The new technology could prevent battery fires that have plagued laptops, hoverboards and other electronic devices.
Monday, December 7, 2015
A new tool enables researchers to test millions of mutated proteins in a matter of hours or days, speeding the search for new medicines, industrial enzymes and biosensors.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Grants will fund groundbreaking energy research
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
SLAC, Stanford Engineering discovery could speed important chemical reactions, such as making hydrogen fuel
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Stanford engineers have created a plastic skin-like material that can detect pressure and deliver a Morse code-like signal directly to a living brain cell. The work takes a big step toward adding a sense of touch to prosthetic limbs.
Monday, September 21, 2015
Researchers stripped a virus of its infectious machinery and turned its benign core into a delivery vehicle that can target sick cells while leaving healthy tissue alone.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Stanford scientists produced a common cancer drug – previously only available from an endangered plant – in a common laboratory plant. This work could lead to a more stable supply of the drug and allow scientists to manipulate that drug to make it even safer and more effective.
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.
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.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Stanford researchers have created a new carbon material that significantly improves the performance of batteries and supercapacitors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Distinguished Stanford engineers honored for their impact on our lives and the world.
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.
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.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Stanford scientists and an international research group receive funding to advance solar cells, batteries, renewable fuels and bioenergy.
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.
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.
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.
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.