Electrical Engineering News
Monday, September 21, 2015
The hotter solar cells become, the less efficient they are at converting sunlight to electricity, a problem that has long vexed the solar industry. Now, Stanford engineers have developed a transparent overlay that increases efficiency by cooling the cells even in full sunlight.
Monday, August 17, 2015
A blue glowing device the size of a peppercorn can activate neurons of the brain, spinal cord or limbs in mice and is powered wirelessly using the mouse's own body to transfer energy. Developed by a Stanford Bio-X team, the device is the first to deliver optogenetic nerve stimulation in a fully implantable format.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Assistant Professor Gordon Wetzstein's new Stanford Computational Imaging Group has developed a light-field stereoscope that creates a dramatically more natural virtual reality experience than what is present in today's leading headsets.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Years of work have yielded a technique that continuously corrects brain readings to give people with spinal cord injuries a more precise way to tap out commands by using a thought-controlled cursor. A pilot clinical trial for human use is underway.
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.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Professor of electrical engineering and computer science honored for work on Quick Error Detection technology.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Each new technology has earned more than $5 million in royalties for Stanford. The 27 new prolific inventors, including several engineers, have invented at least seven technologies that have generated over $500,000.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Electrical engineering students honored for outstanding teaching among TA's in the schools of humanities and sciences, earth sciences, and engineering.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Inside each chip are millions of tiny wires to transport data; wrapping them in a protective layer of graphene could boost speeds by 30 percent.
Stanford engineers discover the limitation of a popular technique for one-way optical data transmission on computer chips
Monday, June 8, 2015
Backward leakage of light beams constrains ability to keep optical information flowing in only one direction, research shows.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Light can transmit more data while consuming far less power than electricity, and an engineering feat brings optical data transport closer to replacing wires.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The funding will aid Shenoy’s efforts to develop brain-machine interfaces and allow Wysocka to continue exploring the earliest steps of human development.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
A new algorithm enables a moment-by-moment analysis of brain activity each time a laboratory monkey reaches this way or that during an experiment. It's like reading the monkey's mind.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Hoff led the team of engineers that produced the revolutionary Intel 4004 microprocessor in 1971.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Professor of computer science and electrical engineering is named 2015-2016 Athena Lecturer for launching new research areas in the database field.
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.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Computer science and electrical engineering professor will receive 2014 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award.
Friday, March 27, 2015
As digital traffic soars, researchers strive to send multiple laser beams, each with it’s own data stream, through fiber optic strands that can only handle a single beam today.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Electrical engineering professor honored for his contributions to video compression, streaming and multimedia systems.
Friday, January 9, 2015
In a video that elaborates on the theme of his Stanford Engineering EngX presentation, Professor Thomas Lee says that it's possible to connect a trillion devices to the Internet and that the Internet of Things is actually the Internet of Everything.
Friday, January 9, 2015
In a video that elaborates on the theme of his Stanford Engineering EngX presentation, Stanford's Amin Arbabian, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, describes the radio that his team built to control the Internet of Things. The size of an ant, the radio is so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna.