electronics and photonics News

Stanford's GCEP awards $10.5 million for research on renewable energy

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Stanford scientists and an international research group receive funding to advance solar cells, batteries, renewable fuels and bioenergy.

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A high-resolution endoscope as thin as a human hair

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Engineers at Stanford have developed a prototype single-fiber endoscope that improves the resolution of these much-sought-after instruments fourfold over existing designs. The advance could lead to an era of needle-thin, minimally invasive endoscopes able to view features out of reach of today’s instruments.

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Peel-and-stick solar panels

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Decal-like application process allows thin, flexible solar panels to be applied to virtually any surface from business cards to roofs to window panes.

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Stanford Engineering's Shanhui Fan Receives $400,000 Award from Department of Energy

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Professor of Electrical Engineering will develop new reflective coatings to help cool buildings and cars.

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Breakthroughs in energy efficiency

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Researchers at Stanford are on the verge of a major breakthrough with carbon nanotubes.

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Touch-sensitive plastic skin heals itself

Sunday, November 11, 2012

A team of Stanford chemists and engineers has created the first synthetic material that is both sensitive to touch and capable of healing itself quickly and repeatedly at room temperature. The advance could lead to smarter prosthetics or more resilient personal electronics that repair themselves.

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Taming Mavericks: Stanford Researchers Use Synthetic Magnetism to Control Light

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Stanford researchers in physics and engineering have demonstrated a device that produces a synthetic magnetism to exert virtual force on photons similar to the effect of magnets on electrons. The advance could yield a new class of nanoscale applications that use light instead of electricity.

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Stanford scientists build the first all-carbon solar cell

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Researchers have developed a solar cell made entirely of carbon, an inexpensive substitute for the pricey materials used in conventional solar panels.

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Olukotun Wins NSF “Big Data” Grant

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Electrical Engineering Professor Olukotun and two colleagues won a grant of $1.3 million to develop core techniques and software libraries for high-throughput DNA sequencing to address challenges in human genetics and metagenomics.

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Hellman and graduate students who invented encryption inducted to National Cyber Security Hall of Fame

Monday, October 1, 2012

Hellman and graduate students who invented encryption inducted to National Cyber Security Hall of Fame.

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Electrical engineering graduate student wins Marconi Young Scholar Award

Friday, September 28, 2012

Aakanksha Chowdhery solved several difficult mathematical problems in next generation DSL. She is the first woman to receive the award since it was created in 2008.

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Gene F. Franklin, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, dies at 85

Monday, September 10, 2012

Gene F. Franklin was a professor for more than 50 years and a pioneer in the field of digital control systems. He authored three highly respected textbooks and helped to found and direct Stanford’s Information Systems Laboratory.

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Computers That See

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Fei-Fei Li is an expert in artificial intelligence. She is teaching computers how to see—to understand—photographs. In this lecture from Stanford Engineering eDay 2012, Professor Fei-Fei explores some of the challenges and rewards of her work.

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Abbas El Gamal named Chair of Department of Electrical Engineering

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

El Gamal is an expert in network information theory and digital imaging systems, and a key figure in several Silicon Valley companies. He will assume duties on September 1.

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Newly Upgraded Nanotechnology Labs Advance Science, Learning

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Stanford’s shared nanotechnology facilities offer state-of-the-art scientific instruments and trained staff that would be too costly for any single researcher to acquire.

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IEEE Honors Engineering Alum for Pioneering Transistor Innovations

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Stanford electrical engineer and two others are credited with shrinking computer chip, enabling a new generation of computing technology.

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Stanford engineering team wins $100,000 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The highly competitive fellowship recognizes and rewards innovative PhD students at 12 top U.S. universities across a broad range of technical research areas.

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First VMware Fellows are named to recognize exceptional leadership and technology contributions

Thursday, June 14, 2012

VMware to Grant $1.6 Million in Endowments to Computer Science Education.

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Bradford Parkinson: Hero of GPS

Friday, June 8, 2012

Bradford Parkinson, the most recent inductee to the Engineering Heroes of Stanford University, was the driving force behind the Global Position System, a tool now essential for everything from navigation to disaster response.

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Video: Andy Bechtolsheim "The Process of Innovation"

Thursday, May 24, 2012

In this video Stanford Engineering Hero Andy Bechtolsheim discusses the process of innovation and describes its importance to Silicon Valley.

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Bejeweled: Nanotech gets boost from nanowire decorations

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.

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Thomas Cover, acclaimed information theorist and electrical engineer, dies at 73

Monday, April 9, 2012

Cover was a man of remarkable breadth in his research interests, making landmark contributions in fields ranging from information theory and mathematical statistics to data compression, pattern recognition and stock market investment strategies.

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Twelve companies join Stanford and Berkeley to launch new Open Networking Research Center

Friday, April 6, 2012

The new networking research center includes two research groups at Berkeley and Stanford as well as a new nonprofit networking lab. The Center focuses on creating a solid scientific foundation for software-defined networking (SDN) and a practical open source SDN infrastructure that will reinvent networking.

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Lytro’s new perspective: Stanford dissertation leads to a photographic revolution

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

In 2006, while at the Stanford University School of Engineering, Ren Ng published his doctoral dissertation on “digital light-field photography.” This month, the first Lytro will ship to the world.

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Nanoshell whispering galleries improve thin solar panels

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Engineers at Stanford have created photovoltaic nanoshells that harness a peculiar physical phenomenon to better trap light in the solar materials. The results could dramatically improve their efficiency.

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