Engineers combine layers of flexible materials into pressure sensors to create a wearable heart monitor thinner than a dollar bill. The skin-like device could one day provide doctors with a safer way to check the condition of a patient's heart.
Most of us don't ponder our pulses outside of the gym. But doctors use the human pulse as a diagnostic tool to monitor heart health.
Zhenan Bao, a professor of chemical engineering at Stanford, has developed a heart monitor thinner than a dollar bill and no wider than a postage stamp. The flexible skin-like monitor, worn under an adhesive bandage on the wrist, is sensitive enough to help doctors detect stiff arteries and cardiovascular problems.
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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.
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Spormann studies anaerobic microbes to understand the molecular and biochemical basis of unusual metabolism.
Alfred Spormann, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and of chemical engineering, has been elected a fellow the American Academy of Microbiology, in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of microbiology.
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Stanford bioengineers have transformed an intact, post-mortem mouse brain into a transparent three-dimensional structure that keeps all the fine wiring and molecular structures in place. Known as CLARITY, the technique stands to transform our understanding of the brain and indeed of any biological tissue.
Combining neuroscience and chemical engineering, researchers at Stanford University have developed a process that renders a mouse brain transparent. The postmortem brain remains whole — not sliced or sectioned in any way — with its three-dimensional complexity of fine wiring and molecular structures completely intact and able to be measured and probed at will with visible light and chemicals.
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EdX will be available as an open source learning platform on June 1. In support of that move, Stanford will integrate features of its existing Class2Go open source online learning platform into the edX platform.
Stanford University will collaborate with edX, the nonprofit online learning enterprise founded by Harvard and MIT, to advance the development of edX's open source learning platform and continue to provide free and open online learning tools for institutions around the world.
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The Global Climate and Energy Project will award $6.6 million for research that leads to cleaner fuels and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
New awards totaling $6.6 million from Stanford University’s Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) will advance research on clean-burning fuels and technologies for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The funding will be shared by seven research teams – six from Stanford and one from Carnegie Mellon University.
The seven awards bring the total number of GCEP-supported research programs to 104, with total funding of approximately $125 million since the project's launch in 2002.
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Nørskov has contributed extensively to the development of computational methods and models of surface reactivity. The award, named for the late Stanford professor Michel Boudart recognizes contributions to the understanding and practice of catalysis.
Jens Nørskov, The Leland T. Edwards Professor in the School of Engineering and director of the SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis at SLAC, has won the Michel Boudart Award for the Advancement of Catalysis, an international award for scientific contributions to catalysts, which are integral to many important industrial and biological processes.
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Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions an engineer can receive.
Eight professors from the Stanford University School of Engineering are among the newly elected National Academy of Engineering (NAE) members, the NAE said today.
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Innovative 'Crash Course' inspires students around the world to think in new ways.
If there's one thing everybody in the world can agree upon, no matter where they are, who they are or what language they speak, it's that they don't get enough sleep.
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Letter from the Dean of Stanford Engineering.
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