Civil and Environmental Engineering News
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
A civil and environmental engineer leads efforts to counteract the acidification and degradation of marine environments, especially along the northern Pacific Coast.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Active chemical agents in saltwater help break down the byproducts of coastal algae in ways that seem to counteract deadly algal bloom — but may also have other, less desirable effects.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
A fellowship offered jointly by the School of Engineering and the Friends of Music at Stanford provides music lessons to engineering students.
Friday, February 26, 2016
Researchers say the cost of carbon dioxide emissions may be six times more than government estimates.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
An artificial intelligence system trains itself to identify poverty zones by comparing daytime and nighttime satellite images in a novel way.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Koseff, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, and founding co-director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, will be honored at a Jan. 20 award dinner.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
A common criticism of a total transition to wind, water and solar power is that the U.S. electrical grid can't affordably store enough standby electricity to keep the system stable. Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson proposes an underground solution to that problem.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
A Stanford-led team shows how these ancient creatures' undulating motions cause water to pull them along. This counterintuitive insight could spur new designs for energy-efficient underwater craft.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
An ongoing study by Stanford engineers, in collaboration with researchers in China, shows that common mealworms can safely biodegrade various types of plastic.
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.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment jump-starts interdisciplinary projects around the world.
Stanford engineers develop state-by-state plan to convert U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050
Monday, June 8, 2015
Professor Mark Z. Jacobson and colleagues show that it's technically possible for each state to replace fossil fuel energy with entirely clean, renewable energy.
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.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
The award recognizes extraordinary undergraduates for their intellectual accomplishments.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Assistant professors Amin Arbabian, Michael Lepech, Marco Pavone, Manu Prakash and Sindy Tang awarded grants to help promising junior faculty pursue outstanding research while also improving education.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Researchers with the Stanford Woods Institute's Program on Water, Health and Development are finding affordable, sustainable solutions to the challenge of providing safe drinking water to nearly 1 billion people in city slums.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Thanks to new Stanford research, an affordable, easy-to-implement system can provide significantly more accurate information on coastal water contamination to better protect public health.
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, December 8, 2014
American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists recognizes Luthy's contributions to the field of environmental engineering and dedication to improving the quality of the world’s environment.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Voluminous underwater waves known as “internal bores" can create major decreases in dissolved oxygen in water near the shore.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Professor Anne Kiremidjian is an expert at assessing the likely intensity and duration of earthquakes and estimating the probable damage.