Electrical Engineering News

Stanford engineers invent high-tech mirror to beam heat away from buildings into space

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A new ultrathin multilayered material can cool buildings without air conditioning by radiating warmth from inside the buildings into space while also reflecting sunlight to reduce incoming heat.

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Making Personalized Medicine Practical

Monday, November 10, 2014

Personalized medicine will bring with it the problem of storing and processing the vast amounts genetic information needed to tailor medical care to individual needs. Stanford electrical engineers have an answer.

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Three influential innovators named Stanford Engineering Heroes

Monday, November 10, 2014

Distinguished Stanford engineers honored for their impact on our lives and the world.

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Stanford engineers develop tiny, sound-powered chip to serve as medical device

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Using ultrasound to deliver power wirelessly, Stanford researchers are working on a new generation of medical devices that would be planted deep inside the body to monitor illness, deliver therapies and relieve pain.

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Stanford engineers developing miniature wireless device to create better way of studying chronic pain

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A team of Stanford engineers is creating a small wireless device that will improve studies of chronic pain. The engineers hope to use what they learn to develop better therapies for the condition, which costs the economy $600 billion a year.

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Two Stanford professors earn National Medal of Science

Friday, October 3, 2014

Thomas Kailath and Burton Richter have been awarded the nation's highest honor for achievement in the fields of engineering and science.

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New electrical engineering curriculum infused with a jolt of ‘maker’ energy

Monday, September 15, 2014

New classes allow undergraduates to use EE tools and techniques to make gizmos and systems from day one.

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Stanford engineer aims to connect the world with ant-size radios

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Costing just pennies to make, tiny radios on a chip are designed to serve as controllers or sensors for the 'Internet of Things.'

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Stanford engineer helps determine how the brain learns new tasks

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Research revealing the neural basis for why learning new tasks can be difficult could lead to improved therapies for stroke and other brain injuries.

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International laser scholars converge on Stanford to shed light on photonics research

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Siegman International School on Lasers, named in honor of a deceased Stanford engineer who was a colossus in this important field, completes its inaugural session.

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Stanford Engineering student wins international competition for efforts to miniaturize ultrasound device

Thursday, August 14, 2014

PhD candidate in electrical engineering says encouragement from his advisor helped propel him toward $10,000 cash prize.

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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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