Materials Science and Engineering
Engineers are using complex computational models to better understand what’s going on at the molecular level.
Synthetic polymers at work | REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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An experimental semiconductor material could store data in a new way that minimizes the generation of heat.
Potential for a new way to store data | iStock/ilbusca & iStock Matej Moderc
Last modified Wed, 4 May, 2016 at 11:26
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 Wed, 4 May, 2016 at 8:36
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
Last modified Fri, 25 Mar, 2016 at 9:40