New findings by Professor Alfred Spormann and colleagues could pave the way for microbial "factories" that produce renewable biofuels and chemicals.
Stanford University engineers have solved a long-standing mystery about methanogens, unique microorganisms that transform electricity and carbon dioxide into methane.
In a new study, the Stanford team demonstrates for the first time how methanogens obtain electrons from solid surfaces. The discovery could help scientists design electrodes for microbial "factories" that produce methane gas and other compounds sustainably.
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Her research focuses on understanding and controlling surface and interfacial chemistry and applying this knowledge in a wide range of fields from semiconductors to sustainability.
Stacey Bent, the Jagdeep and Roshni Singh Professor in the School of Engineering and a professor of chemical engineering, will be the new chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Shriram Center for Bioengineering & Chemical Engineering, Tea Room, Terrace Level Map
Student Poster Session with AIChE Car Team 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Building Tours 5:30 and 6:00 pm
Wednesday, May 13, 2015; 6:30 - 8:00 pm
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Friday, March 13, 2015
Cubberly Auditorium, Stanford Map
Free and open to the public, refreshments
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Engineering is a popular and useful major for members of Stanford's rowing team.
On morning drives from campus to the Stanford Rowing and Sailing Center, the topic of conversation among rowers is often about how to use fluid dynamics to make the blade of an oar move faster through the water and improve boat speed.
It may be surprising to some that 18- to 22-year-olds spend this time talking about fluid dynamics or discussing internship experience with doing impact testing on glass for tablets and the process of making renewable medical devices, as opposed to talking about pop culture.
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THE DAVID M. MASON LECTURES IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING are named in honor of the late David M. Mason, who was Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at Stanford University.
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Chemical engineering professor honored for his contributions to theoretical approaches to design of heterogeneous catalysts, linking reaction rates to microscopic catalyst properties.
Jens Nørskov, the Leland T. Edwards Professor in the School of Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for theoretical approaches to design of heterogeneous catalysts, linking reaction rates to microscopic catalyst properties.
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Sophie E. Miller, a chemical engineering major at Stanford, is one of 14 Americans "of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement" who have been awarded Churchill Scholarships to study at the University of Cambridge in England for one year.
A Stanford senior who would like to investigate nanoporous materials that have shown promise in the treatment of cancer has been awarded a 2015-16 Churchill Scholarship to pursue her research at the University of Cambridge in England.
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Stanford's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center have awarded eight seed grants to Stanford faculty for early-stage energy research.
Stanford University's Precourt Institute for Energy, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy have awarded eight seed grants totaling about $1.5 million for promising new research in clean technology and energy efficiency.
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Stanford Engineering graduate Mae Jemison, the first woman of color to go into space, will be on campus Wednesday, Dec. 3, as part of Stanford's Imagining the Universe: Cosmology in Art and Science series.
Jemison's talk will be about exploring the frontiers of science and the human potential.
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