By focusing on structures that are infinitesimally small, a prolific engineer initiates a series of very big things.
Yi Cui | Photo by Matt Beardsley/SLAC
What do a battery, a facemask and a solar cell have in common?
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A team of engineers obtain a first look inside phase-changing nanoparticles and find that their structure significantly influences performance.
Stanford engineers studying the structures of phase-changing nanoparticles have found that shape matters. Materials composed of cubes and pyramids, for instance, may yield more efficient batteries than those made of icosahedrons which are 20-sided polyhedrons. | Image courtesy Dionne Group
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A team of engineers explore how a new kind of wearable electronics could restore sensation to people with prosthetic limbs.
Can we build better prostheses? | REUTERS/Mary Schwalm
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Stanford University President John Hennessy offers his take on important leadership qualities, Silicon Valley, and the future of higher education.
Stanford University President John Hennessy discusses some of the most powerful lessons he’s learned as leader of one of the world’s most complex and dynamic institutions of higher education. In conversation with Tina Seelig, director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, at the DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series, Hennessy also shares insights from his entrepreneurial career in the high-tech industry.
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A team of researchers tracks disease the way naturalists track animals in the wild.
A time-lapse image shows the trajectories of tumor cells (green) after being stained with fluorescent dyes and labeled with magnetic nanoparticles. | Image courtesy of R. J. Wilson, C.M. Earhart and S. X. Wang
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Inspired by personal experience, an engineer pioneers the development of ‘electroceuticals’ that can dispense treatments or monitor functions deep inside the body.
Ada Poon is developing tiny electronic devices to dispense treatments or monitor functions deep inside the body. | Photo courtesy of Poon Lab
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Extracting nanodiamonds from crude oil could help produce next-generation tools for imaging and communications.
Too small to see with the naked eye, diamondoids are visible only when they clump together in fine, sugar-like crystals like these. | Photo by Christopher Smith, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
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A team of researchers peer deep into materials with ultrafast science.
Visualizing the properties of nanoscale materials at ultrafast time scales | Photo courtesy of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
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A group of researchers shows how nanomedicine is changing the path of cancer diagnosis and treatment.
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A fellowship offered jointly by the School of Engineering and the Friends of Music at Stanford provides music lessons to engineering students.
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