Civil and Environmental Engineering News

A clean energy roadmap for California

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A study led by Professor Mark Jacobson outlines the path to a possible future for California where renewable energy creates a healthier environment, generates jobs and stabilizes energy prices.

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Stanford Woods Institute announces 2014 Environmental Venture Projects

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Projects hold the promise of cleaning the air, reducing parasitic infections and uncovering pathways by which diseases are spread.

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Stanford research: Watching the hand washers

Monday, April 14, 2014

Stanford researchers pioneer use of video surveillance to better understand essential hygiene behavior.

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Offshore wind farms could tame hurricanes before they reach land, Stanford-led study says

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Computer simulations by Professor Mark Z. Jacobson have shown that offshore wind farms with thousands of wind turbines could have sapped the power of three real-life hurricanes, significantly decreasing their winds and accompanying storm surge, and possibly preventing billions of dollars in damages.

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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 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's student-built home ranks high in green building competition

Friday, October 18, 2013

Stanford's first-ever entry in the Department of Energy-sponsored green building competition finished in fifth place, the top team among California-based competitors, and placed among the top five teams in six of the 10 judging categories.

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Mark Z. Jacobson talks green energy with David Letterman

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Stanford engineer expresses confidence in U.S. ability to attain all-renewable energy by 2050.

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Stanford scientists use 'wired microbes' to generate electricity from sewage

Monday, September 16, 2013

Interdisciplinary team creates 'microbial battery' driven by naturally occurring bacteria that evolved to produce electricity as they digest organic material.

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Stanford Alum Named Federal Engineer of the Year for Clean-Water Work Overseas

Monday, August 26, 2013

Richard Gelting says his interdisciplinary training at Stanford has aided his efforts to help some of the 800 million people who lack clean water.

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Stanford engineers debug Dhaka's water

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Post-doctoral scholar and engineering students help develop technology to chlorinate drinking water in Bangladesh.

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Powered by the sun: Stanford students add solar panels to their zero-emissions house

Friday, August 2, 2013

Engineering students put low-weight, thin-film solar panels on Start.Home to lower installation costs while getting the best energy payback.

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From bridges to snails and lead contamination, seven new sustainability research projects for Stanford Woods Institute

Friday, June 21, 2013

The 2013 Environmental Venture Projects enable interdisciplinary research studies that propose practical solutions to major sustainability challenges.

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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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Reinhard Wins Humboldt Research Award

Friday, May 3, 2013

Award recognizes lifetime achievement and unites international researchers with colleagues in Germany.

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Video: Stanford Solar Decathlon construction site

Friday, March 22, 2013

In a competition that could help transform the homebuilding industry, Stanford students bring a new approach to creating solar houses that can be easily manufactured.

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Researchers map out an alternative energy future for New York

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A study, co-authored by Stanford engineer Mark Z. Jacobson, outlines a path to statewide renewable energy conversion, and away from natural gas and imported fuel.

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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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Graduate Fellow Ivy Huang Helping to Improve Water Quality

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Ivy Huang, a graduate student in environmental engineering, says the Quentin and Frances Berg Fellowship, is helping support her dream of pursuing a PhD.

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Graduate Fellow David Lallemant Helping Reduce Catastrophic Risk in Dense Urban Environments

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

David Lallemant, the John A. Blume Fellow in the School of Engineering, discusses how his research aims to help people in Haiti and other areas vulnerable to earthquakes and natural disasters.

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Stanford students build solar home in national competition

Friday, January 18, 2013

In a competition that could help transform the homebuilding industry, students bring a new approach to creating solar houses that can be easily manufactured.

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How Methane-Sourced Polymers Could Save the World

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Craig Criddle is developing a way to turn the potent greenhouse gas methane into a polymer that can sequester carbon dioxide and help address climate change.

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Big Challenges, Big Ideas: Stanford Engineering Year in Review

Monday, January 7, 2013

Letter from the Dean of Stanford Engineering.

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Summer in Taiwan

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mengyao Yuan spent a summer internship in Taiwan. Her life will never be the same.

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