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Friday, March 13, 2015
Cubberly Auditorium, Stanford  Map
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Friday, March 13, 2015. 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cubberly Auditorium, Stanford

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Engineering a rowing team

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Engineering is a popular and useful major for members of Stanford's rowing team.

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Engineering a Rowing Team
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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 40th Annual David M. Mason Lectures in Chemical Engineering

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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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Monday, May 11, 2015. 8:00 am - Wednesday, May 13, 2015. 7:00 pm
Sponsors: 
Department of Chemical Engineering
Contact Info: 
650-723-7503, akjensen@stnaford.edu

Last modified Thu, 26 Mar, 2015 at 8:19

Jens Nørskov elected to NAE

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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.

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Jens Nørskov elected to NAE
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Professor honored for his contributions toto theoretical approaches to design of heterogeneous catalysts

 

Jens Norskov 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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Stanford senior awarded 2015-16 Churchill Scholarship

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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.

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Stanford Senior Wins Churchill Scholarship
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Chemical engineering student Sophie E. Miller will study at Cambridge.

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 faculty awarded seed grants for innovative energy research

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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.

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Seed Grants for Energy Research
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Eight grants awarded 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 alumna and astronaut Mae Jemison talks about the universe

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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.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014. 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: 
Cemex Auditorium, Knight Management Center
Sponsors: 
Stanford Arts Institute
Contact Info: 
650-736-0705, kennedya@stanford.edu
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Free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis

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Three influential innovators named Stanford Engineering Heroes

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

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2014 Stanford Engineering Heroes
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Three influential innovators honored for their impact on our lives and the world.

The architect of the first microprocessor, the co-creator of the first WYSIWYG and a professor who helped transform the field of chemical engineering have been named Stanford Engineering Heroes, a designation that honors professional achievements that have advanced social and economic progress and improved the human condition.

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Stanford chemical engineers borrow technique from petrochemical industry to store solar energy

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Many high school students have zapped water with electricity to make hydrogen and oxygen. To turn that chemical process into a type of battery, researchers adapt ideas from oil refineries.

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Cheap Catalyst for Solar Storage
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Stanford engineers borrow technique from petrochemical industry to store solar energy

Chemical engineers at Stanford have designed a catalyst that could help produce vast quantities of pure hydrogen through electrolysis – the process of passing electricity through water to break hydrogen loose from oxygen in H2O.

Today, pure hydrogen, or H2, is a major commodity chemical that is generally derived from natural gas. Tens of millions of tons of hydrogen are produced each year; industrial hydrogen is important in petroleum refining and fertilizer production.

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Stanford team invents sensor that uses radio waves to detect subtle changes in pressure

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Device is used to monitor brain pressure in lab mice as prelude to possible use with human patients; future applications of this pressure-sensing technology could lead to touch-sensitive “skin” for prosthetic devices.

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Wireless sensor measures pressure
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Sensor uses radio waves to detect subtle changes in pressure

Stanford engineers have invented a wireless pressure sensor that has already been used to measure brain pressure in lab mice with brain injuries.

The underlying technology has such broad potential that it could one day be used to create skin-like materials that can sense pressure, leading to prosthetic devices with the electronic equivalent of a sense of touch.

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