Chemical Engineering News
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
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Michael Lin and Elizabeth Sattely are among eight Stanford researchers given NIH grants to pursue innovative research in biomedicine.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Graphene, a sheet of carbon atoms arrayed in a honeycomb pattern, could be a better semiconductor than silicon.
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.
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."
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.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Engineering professor honored for outstanding teaching and exemplary leadership in delivering Stanford engineering curriculum to industry.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Stanford scientists have developed inexpensive silicon-based electrodes that dramatically improve the charge storage capacity of lithium-ion batteries.
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.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Spormann studies anaerobic microbes to understand the molecular and biochemical basis of unusual metabolism.
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.
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.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions an engineer can receive.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Nørskov has contributed extensively to the development of computational methods and models of surface reactivity. The award, named for the late Stanford professor Michel Boudart recognizes contributions to the understanding and practice of catalysis.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Innovative 'Crash Course' inspires students around the world to think in new ways.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Letter from the Dean of Stanford Engineering.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) have elected Professor Zhenan Bao as a Fellow. Bao is one of just six Stanford scholars named to AAAS this year.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
A team of Stanford chemists and engineers has created the first synthetic material that is both sensitive to touch and capable of healing itself quickly and repeatedly at room temperature. The advance could lead to smarter prosthetics or more resilient personal electronics that repair themselves.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Researchers have developed a solar cell made entirely of carbon, an inexpensive substitute for the pricey materials used in conventional solar panels.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Global Climate and Energy Project recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Since 2002, GCEP has invested more than $130 million into 80 research programs at Stanford and 38 other institutions worldwide.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Most methane comes from natural gas, a fossil fuel. Stanford and Penn State scientists are taking a greener approach using microbes that can convert renewable electricity into carbon-neutral methane.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The White House recognizes assistant professor in chemical engineering for innovations in solar hydrogen production. PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers early in their independent research careers.