Mechanical Engineering News
Friday, May 31, 2013
The Brazilian-born Ghosn is CEO of not one but two car companies, France’s Renault and Japan’s Nissan, makers of the Leaf, the first mass produced all-electric vehicle in the world. He said the car of tomorrow will be "more like a pet than a machine."
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The School of Engineering China programs aim to enhance engineering education by providing undergraduate, co-term, master's, and PhD students with an opportunity to learn about China and to gain meaningful volunteer experience in a culturally diverse and international environment.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A class brings together students from across Stanford to create and build products for some of the world's poorest people.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The construction of the photovoltaic power industry since 2000 has required an enormous amount of energy, mostly from fossil fuels. The good news is that the clean electricity from all the installed solar panels has likely just surpassed the energy going into the industry's continued growth, Stanford researchers find.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Best finals project ever? Students in the Introduction to Mechatronics course build robots to do battle, sumo wrestler-style, to display their mastery of combining mechanical, electrical and computer engineering skills.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
First new department chair in 10 years is an expert in heat transfer in electronic nanostructures.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Global Climate and Energy Project will award $6.6 million for research that leads to cleaner fuels and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Letter from the Dean of Stanford Engineering.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Stanford University partners with all sorts of industries to cook up new ideas. Many of those ideas come from students, past and present. [National Geographic Magazine]
Monday, December 10, 2012
An interdisciplinary team of Stanford researchers and librarians is exploring the place of the automobile in modern society has inherited the entire 65-year archives from Road & Track magazine, becoming stewards of the legendary auto enthusiast magazine’s legacy and a trove of detailed prose, notes, test data and photos for future research.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Stanford's self-driving Audi TTS, Shelley, hit 120 mph on a recent track test. Combined with new research on professional drivers' brain activity, the car's performance could get even better.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Design class students design and fabricate chairs informed by historical reference, anthropometrics, form studies, user testing and materials investigations.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The team leading Stanford's online education initiative announces seed grants to faculty members across campus for course development. "It's been a grassroots phenomenon, which really reflects Stanford's tradition of innovation and creativity," said John Mitchell, professor of computer science and President John Hennessy's special assistant for educational technology.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Alyson Yamada was a promising ballerina until injury changed her plans. Now she's turned her interest in dance -- and her injury -- into an individualized major in biomechanical design and engineering.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
A new course in mechanical engineering explores product design and manufacturing through the restoration of an old Cadillac DeVille.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
A team of engineers at Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania has for the first time used “plasmonic cloaking” to create a device that can see without being seen – an invisible machine that detects light. It is the first example of what the researchers describe as a new class of devices that controls the flow of light at the nanoscale to produce both optical and electronic functions.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Engineers at Stanford have found a novel method for "decorating" nanowires with chains of tiny particles to increase their electrical and catalytic performance. The new technique is simpler, faster and provides greater control than earlier methods and could lead to better batteries, solar cells and catalysts.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Inventors, researchers and toymakers showed off a variety of robots that do everything from dance to the King of Pop to help doctors perform more precise surgical procedures.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Engineering student Jeff Kessler learned his robotic chops in Stanford classes, and found financial support for his robotic puppet from strangers online.
Monday, January 23, 2012
In a career that ranged from radar to medicine to outer space, Elliott Levinthal played an instrumental role in the schools of Engineering and Medicine and in the rise of Silicon Valley.