Electrical Engineering News

Stanford-led team develops self-cooling solar cells that last longer and have more power

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

By adding a specially patterned layer of silica glass to the surface of ordinary solar cells, a team of researchers led by Professor Shanhui Fan has found a way for the cells to shed unwanted thermal radiation.

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Stanford Engineering Hero Morris Chang honored for revolutionizing chip making

Friday, June 13, 2014

Shaped by his youth in war-torn China, Chang immigrated to the United States after World War II, earned a doctorate at Stanford and twice transformed the semiconductor industry.

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Stanford engineer invents safe way to transfer energy to medical chips in the body

Monday, May 19, 2014

A wireless system developed by Assistant Professor Ada Poon uses the same power as a cell phone to safely transmit energy to chips the size of a grain of rice. The technology paves the way for new "electroceutical" devices to treat illness or alleviate pain.

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Stanford Engineering and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism announce Magic Grants to transform the world of media

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Grants will fund eight groups of students, faculty and post-docs to develop media technologies that could transform how stories are discovered and told.

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Like a hall of mirrors, nanostructures trap photons inside ultrathin solar cells

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In the quest to reduce solar energy costs, Stanford engineers survey how researchers are trying to get more bang per buck inside the silicon crystals where light meets matter to make energy.

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Stanford engineers design video game controller that senses when players get bored

Monday, April 7, 2014

Stanford engineers have developed what could be the next big thing in interactive gaming: handheld game controllers that measure the player's physiology and alter the game play to make it more engaging.

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Stanford engineers brave the 'vomit comet' to improve astronauts' heart health

Friday, March 7, 2014

When humans go into space, the reduced gravity can weaken the heart's ability to pump hard in response to a crisis. Stanford student researchers are developing a simple device to monitor an astronaut's heart function, and have flown in near-zero gravity to show that it works.

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Stanford engineers create a software tool to reduce the cost of cloud computing

Friday, February 28, 2014

Just as Netflix uses an algorithm to recommend movies we ought to see, their system suggests how to use computing resources at data centers more efficiently.

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Professor Stephen Boyd elected to NAE

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

He becomes the 110th member of the Stanford Engineering faculty to join this prestigious academy.

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Stanford researchers discover how parts of the brain work together, or alone

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Our brains have billions of neurons grouped into different regions. These regions often work alone but sometimes must join forces. How do regions communicate selectively?

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Stanford researchers reveal more about how our brains control our arms

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Recording the neural activity of monkeys as they plan to reach, or just react, will help engineers design better brain-controlled prosthetic limbs.

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Stanford engineering professor wins third technical Oscar

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Computer scientist Pat Hanrahan shares this latest honor with two of his former students who now work for Google; the trio created tools for making computer-generated films such as “Avatar” and “Monsters University” more realistic.

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Pulse founders exemplify Silicon Valley startup culture

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Engineering alums Ankit Gupta and Akshay Kothari developed mobile news aggregation app Pulse as Stanford students.

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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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'iLabs' offer a new way to add science experiments to online education

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

By making digital versions of real-world science experiments available to anyone on the Internet, Stanford Professor Lambertus Hesselink has developed a new approach to integrating laboratory experience with massive online science courses.

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Stanford engineers make first working prototype for memory chip ideal for mobile devices

Monday, December 9, 2013

Just as flash memory once replaced hard disk drives to make smart phones possible, this new RRAM chip could lead to even smaller, smarter gizmos as well as new types of electronic devices that simply aren’t possible today.

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Stanford School of Engineering names new engineering heroes

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Nobel Prize winner, Google's founders, the first American woman in space and others honored for their contributions to technology and society.

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Stanford researchers surprised to find how neural circuits zero in on the specific information needed for decisions

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Using brain recordings and a computer model, an interdisciplinary team confounds the conventional wisdom about how the brain sorts out relevant versus irrelevant sensory inputs in making choices.

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IBM/SLAC team controls switching behavior of promising electronic material

Monday, October 21, 2013

Research could aid development of more energy-efficient electronic devices.

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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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Scientists develop heat-resistant materials that could vastly improve solar-cell efficiency

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Using heat-resistant ceramics, researchers have made a significant advance in thermophotovoltaics, creating electricity from heat.

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Stanford Engineers participate in ‘accelerator on a chip’ project

Friday, October 4, 2013

New device that miniaturizes particle acceleration process reported in the journal Nature.

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Stanford engineers build first computer based on carbon nanotube technology

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Unprecedented feat points toward a new generation of energy-efficient electronics.

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Stanford Engineering alum makes his mark on sports, technology

Thursday, August 8, 2013

With the America’s Cup Finals coming to San Francisco Bay in September, America’s Cup Technical Director Stan Honey talks about his work and Stanford's impact on his career.

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