Materials Science and Engineering

​Yi Cui: How nano materials can help improve everything from batteries to face masks

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By focusing on structures that are infinitesimally small, a prolific engineer initiates a series of very big things.

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​Yi Cui: How nano materials can help improve everything from batteries to face masks
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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?

Last modified Fri, 29 Apr, 2016 at 9:26

How the shape and structure of nanoparticles affects energy storage

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A team of engineers obtain a first look inside phase-changing nanoparticles and find that their structure significantly influences performance.

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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

Last modified Tue, 26 Apr, 2016 at 12:11

​Zhenan Bao: On a quest to develop artificial skin

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A team of engineers explore how a new kind of wearable electronics could restore sensation to people with prosthetic limbs.

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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

Last modified Fri, 22 Apr, 2016 at 13:57

​John Hennessy: Great leadership can be learned

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Stanford University President John Hennessy offers his take on important leadership qualities, Silicon Valley, and the future of higher education.​

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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.

Last modified Wed, 13 Apr, 2016 at 11:44

​Shan Wang: How magnetic nanoparticles can be used as medical sensors

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A team of researchers tracks disease the way naturalists track animals in the wild.

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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

Last modified Tue, 12 Apr, 2016 at 16:55

Could a new catalyst use sunlight to efficiently extract hydrogen from water?

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Hydrogen powered vehicles offer a clean alternative to running cars with fossil fuels. This chemical engineering discovery brings that closer to reality.

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Could a new catalyst use sunlight to efficiently extract hydrogen from water?
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Hydrogen powered vehicles offer a clean alternative to running cars with fossil fuels. This chemical engineering discovery brings that closer to reality.

Renewables | Reuters/Mike Blake

Last modified Fri, 1 Apr, 2016 at 8:56

What will the batteries and electronics of the future look like?

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A team of researchers peer deep into materials with ultrafast science.

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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

Last modified Thu, 31 Mar, 2016 at 16:42

In celebration of EARTH DAY

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In celebration of EARTH DAY

Get inspired by students who have created new devices, built businesses, participated in policy making, or worked in an NGO in pursuit of sustainability - and how you can too! 

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016. 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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Arrillaga Alumni Center
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Sponsored by the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy, Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford School of Earth, Energy, & Environmental Sciences, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Office of Sustainability, Stanford Residential Dining Enterprises

Last modified Fri, 25 Mar, 2016 at 9:40

The body's biggest defender may one day be smaller than you think

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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 group of researchers shows how nanomedicine is changing the path of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

T lymphocytes and cancer cell | iStock/luismmolina

Last modified Fri, 18 Mar, 2016 at 13:50

Musical training gives Stanford engineers a creative lift

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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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A fellowship offered jointly by the School of Engineering and the Friends of Music at Stanford provides music lessons to engineering students.

Stanford engineers can get scholarships to study music and other arts.  | REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

Last modified Wed, 16 Mar, 2016 at 9:36