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  • electronics and photonics News | Engineering
    algorithm from Martin Hellman and Whitfield Diffie enabled a secure Internet Read More Can large scale solar power storage become a reality Friday February 26 2016 An unexpected finding by a team of engineers could lead to a revolutionary change in how we produce store and consume energy Read More Pioneering Stanford computer researcher and educator Edward McCluskey dies Thursday February 25 2016 The professor emeritus who paved the way for everything from complex chips to crash proof computers and who trained 75 PhDs also loved quirky hats and nature Read More What if we could shape ideas the way a sculptor molds clay Thursday February 11 2016 An engineer designs computers that let us think with our hands Read More A group of scholars look to early 20th century radio technology to help improve Internet security Wednesday January 27 2016 A new study shows how harnessing the quantum properties of light can create a transmission technology impervious to eavesdropping Read More New Stanford battery shuts down at high temperatures and restarts when it cools Monday January 11 2016 Stanford researchers have invented a lithium ion battery that turns on and off depending on the temperature The new technology could prevent battery fires that have plagued laptops hoverboards and other electronic devices Read More Stanford led skyscraper style chip design could boost electronic performance by factor of a thousand Wednesday December 9 2015 In modern computer systems processor and memory chips are laid out like single story structures in a suburb But suburban layouts waste time and energy A new skyscraper like design based on materials more advanced than silicon provides the next computing platform Read More Graphene key to high density energy efficient memory chips Stanford engineers say Friday October 23 2015 Only an atom thick graphene is a key ingredient in three Stanford projects to create data storage technologies that use nanomaterials other than standard silicon Read More Stanford s GCEP awards 10 5 million for research on renewable energy Wednesday October 8 2014 Stanford scientists and an international research group receive funding to advance solar cells batteries renewable fuels and bioenergy Read More A high resolution endoscope as thin as a human hair Tuesday March 12 2013 Engineers at Stanford have developed a prototype single fiber endoscope that improves the resolution of these much sought after instruments fourfold over existing designs The advance could lead to an era of needle thin minimally invasive endoscopes able to view features out of reach of today s instruments Read More Peel and stick solar panels Wednesday December 19 2012 Decal like application process allows thin flexible solar panels to be applied to virtually any surface from business cards to roofs to window panes Read More Stanford Engineering s Shanhui Fan Receives 400 000 Award from Department of Energy Tuesday December 4 2012 Professor of Electrical Engineering will develop new reflective coatings to help cool buildings and cars Read More Breakthroughs in energy efficiency Thursday November 15 2012 Researchers at Stanford

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  • life sciences and healthcare News | Engineering
    medical therapeutics Tuesday April 12 2016 Inspired by personal experience an engineer pioneers the development of electroceuticals that can dispense treatments or monitor functions deep inside the body Read More Shan Wang How magnetic nanoparticles can be used as medical sensors Tuesday April 12 2016 A team of researchers tracks disease the way naturalists track animals in the wild Read More How do we prevent cancer s spread Friday April 1 2016 A team of researchers develop an experimental therapy to treat metastatic cancer Read More Harnessing big data to better understand what happens when we mix drugs Friday March 25 2016 Bioengineering Professor Russ Altman mines patient data to discover unreported side effects of drugs and paves a path to future medical breakthroughs Read More What is the relationship between the brain and risky behavior Wednesday March 23 2016 A study of brain circuitry in rats could shed light on how humans make decisions involving risk Read More Eye on the prize More comfortable contact lenses Tuesday March 22 2016 A team of engineers say new insights into human tears could lead to more comfortable lenses Read More Can bioengineering transform cells into drug factories Monday March 21 2016 An interdisciplinary research team shows how we just might be able to grow more plentiful and better medicines in the lab Read More The body s biggest defender may one day be smaller than you think Friday March 18 2016 A group of researchers shows how nanomedicine is changing the path of cancer diagnosis and treatment Read More How hospitals avoid penalties for making patients sick Monday March 14 2016 A team of scholars say lax reporting requirements make it easier to change records Read More Zhenan Bao On a quest to develop artificial skin Monday March 7 2016 A team of engineers works on a material that can flex like skin transmit sensory data to the brain and restore a sense of touch Read More Manu Prakash You suddenly stumble upon completely new and creative solutions Friday March 4 2016 Stanford bioengineers explore the inner workings of a novel mode of insect flight Read More Squishiness can indicate embryo viability Tuesday March 1 2016 A group of bioengineers physicians discover that embryo squishing could lead to more successful IVF pregnancies Read More The economic damage from climate change may be more than you think much more Friday February 26 2016 Researchers say the cost of carbon dioxide emissions may be six times more than government estimates Read More Machine learning makes poverty mapping as easy as night and day Thursday February 25 2016 An artificial intelligence system trains itself to identify poverty zones by comparing daytime and nighttime satellite images in a novel way Read More How data analytics is going to transform all industries Tuesday February 23 2016 At Stanford s first Women in Data Science Conference engineers from industry and academia discuss personalized medicine entertainment marketing cybersecurity and more Read More The National Academy of Engineering elects

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  • material science News | Engineering
    Sherby professor of materials science and engineering dies at 90 Friday January 8 2016 Hailed for the discovery of superplastic steel Sherby was a professor at Stanford for 30 years He was known on campus for his affable manner and for organizing volleyball matches and poker games Read More Stanford led skyscraper style chip design could boost electronic performance by factor of a thousand Wednesday December 9 2015 In modern computer systems processor and memory chips are laid out like single story structures in a suburb But suburban layouts waste time and energy A new skyscraper like design based on materials more advanced than silicon provides the next computing platform Read More New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Energy Power the Grid Friday April 26 2013 Researchers from the U S Department of Energy s DOE SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low cost long life battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid Read More Materials Scientists Make Solar Energy Chip 100 Times More Efficient Tuesday March 19 2013 Scientists working at the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences SIMES have improved an innovative solar energy device to be about 100 times more efficient than its previous design in converting the sun s light and heat into electricity Read More New optical tweezers trap specimens just a few nanometers across Tuesday December 4 2012 A microscale technique known as optical trapping uses beams of light as tweezers to hold and manipulate tiny particles Stanford researchers have found a new way to trap particles smaller than 10 nanometers and potentially down to just a few atoms in size which until now have escaped light s grasp Read More Engineering Hero Craig Barrett Talks Research Universities and Competitiveness Monday December 3 2012 In an interview on the day of his induction as a Stanford Engineering Hero Craig Barrett a former professor in the School of Engineering who rose to be CEO Chairman of Intel reminisced about his career the central role of research universities in America s economic past and future and how to remain competitive going forward Read More Ann F Marshall a world class electron microscopist wins the 2012 Marsh O Neill Award Friday November 9 2012 Award honors staff members who have made outstanding contributions to Stanford s research mission Read More The Master of Materials Friday November 9 2012 For Associate Professor Yi Cui better materials mean better batteries solar panels renewable power storage and more Read More Scratching the Surface Stanford Engineers Examine UV Effects on Skin Mechanics Thursday October 4 2012 Researchers in Stanford s Department of Materials Science and Engineering are using models derived in mechanical labs to look closer at how ultraviolet radiation changes the protective functions of human skin Read More Lights nano action Advances in nanomaterials science and engineering Wednesday August 29 2012 Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Jennifer Dionne discusses how engineers are

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  • online education News | Engineering
    in new ways Read More Two more free online classes from Stanford Engineering Friday September 28 2012 The two newest classes Introduction to Computer Networks and Solar Cells Fuel Cells and Batteries offer participants the chance to learn from some of Stanford s most accomplished faculty Read More Stanford launches Class2Go an open source platform for online classes Tuesday September 18 2012 The platform called Class2Go allows professors the flexibility to incorporate other online tools and to conduct research as they teach Read More New platform for online courses stresses team based experiential learning Monday September 17 2012 Venture Lab developed by Stanford faculty and students hosts five courses this fall on entrepreneurship education creativity and finance Read More Stanford announces 16 online courses for fall quarter Friday September 7 2012 The university which pioneered massive open online courses unveils two new homegrown software platforms to host the courses Read More Stanford takes landmark step in online learning appoints new vice provost Thursday August 30 2012 The creation of the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning part of the larger Stanford Online initiative signals both a restructuring of the university and its dedication to ensuring pedagogical agility and rigor in the face of global economic and social transformations Read More Bernd Girod Named to Lead Online Learning at Stanford Engineering Thursday August 30 2012 The professor of electrical engineering has been a pioneer of streaming video and online education technologies for two decades The position is new to the School of Engineering and is seen as a clear acknowledgement that online education has come of age Read More Stanford faculty is embracing online teaching opportunities Tuesday July 17 2012 The team leading Stanford s online education initiative announces seed grants to faculty members across campus for course development

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  • robotics News | Engineering
    space Read More Stanford team develops software to predict and prevent drone collisions Friday December 11 2015 How do we prevent collisions when thousands of drones are flying in congested areas A software enabled system could play the role of an autonomous air traffic manager for unmanned flights Read More Stanford Toyota to collaborate on AI research effort Friday September 4 2015 Led by Associate Professor Fei Fei Li the new SAIL Toyota Center for AI Research will focus on teaching computers to see and make critical decisions about how to interact with the world At the outset research will address intelligent robotics and autonomous cars Read More Stanford engineering students teach autonomous cars to avoid obstacles Wednesday July 1 2015 The best way to survive a car accident is to avoid collisions in the first place Professor Chris Gerdes engineering students are developing algorithms and pop up obstacles that could lead to safe autonomous driving Read More Stanford Computer Science Professor Honored for Robotics Work Thursday June 6 2013 Oussama Khatib is a winner of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Distinguished Service Award Read More Battle of the bots Stanford students robots duel amid raucous cheers Wednesday March 20 2013 Best finals project ever Students in the Introduction to Mechatronics course build robots to do battle sumo wrestler style to display their mastery of combining mechanical electrical and computer engineering skills Read More Stanford researchers develop acrobatic space rovers to explore moons and asteroids Sunday December 30 2012 An autonomous system for exploring the solar system s smaller members such as moons and asteroids could bring us closer to a human mission to Mars Read More Underwater robots from Stanford smart enough to explore treacherous deep ocean terrain Monday November 26 2012 Engineers at Stanford s Department of

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  • A super stretchy, self-healing material could lead to artificial muscle
    substance They also showed that they could make this new elastomer twitch by exposing it to an electric field causing it to expand and contract making it potentially useful as an artificial muscle A flexible fishnet Artificial muscles currently have applications in some consumer technology and robotics but they have shortcomings compared to a real bicep Bao said Small holes or defects in the materials currently used to make artificial muscle can rob them of their resilience Nor are they able to self repair if punctured or scratched But this new material in addition to being extraordinarily stretchy has remarkable self healing characteristics Damaged polymers typically require a solvent or heat treatment to restore their properties but the new material showed a remarkable ability to heal itself at room temperature even if the damaged pieces are aged for days Indeed researchers found that it could self repair at temperatures as low as negative 4 degrees Fahrenheit 20 C or about as cold as a commercial walk in freezer The team attributes the extreme stretching and self healing ability of their new material to some critical improvements to a type of chemical bonding process known as crosslinking This process which involves connecting linear chains of linked molecules in a sort of fishnet pattern has previously yielded a tenfold stretch in polymers First they designed special organic molecules to attach to the short polymer strands in their crosslink to create a series of structure called ligands These ligands joined together to form longer polymer chains spring like coils with inherent stretchiness Then they added to the material metal ions which have a chemical affinity for the ligands When this combined material is strained the knots loosen and allow the ligands to separate But when relaxed the affinity between the metal ions and the ligands pulls the fishnet taut The result is a strong stretchable and self repairing elastomer Basically the polymers become linked together like a big net through the metal ions and the ligands Bao explained Each metal ion binds to at least two ligands so if one ligand breaks away on one side the metal ion may still be connected to a ligand on the other side And when the stress is released the ion can readily reconnect with another ligand if it is close enough Advancing artificial muscle and skin The team found that they could tune the polymer to be stretchier or heal faster by varying the amount or type of metal ion included The version that exceeded the measuring machine s limits for example was created by decreasing the ratio of iron atoms to the polymers and organic molecules in the material The researchers also showed that this new polymer with the metal additives would twitch in response to an electric field They have to do more work to increase the degree to which the material expands and contracts and control it more precisely But this observation opens the door to promising applications View video In addition

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  • Alumni | Engineering
    sensation to people with prosthetic limbs Can we build better prostheses REUTERS Mary Schwalm Friday April 22 2016 Last modified Fri 22 Apr 2016 at 13 57 Read more Alumni Current students Faculty Prospective students Staff Bioengineering Chemical Engineering Electrical Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering Science Technology and Society Electronics and Photonics Life Sciences and Healthcare Material Science How effective data visualizations let users have a conversation with data Type Research News Stanford s Maneesh Agrawala and Dave Deriso share trends and tools for communicating complex quantitative information visually By Sarah Bielecki Slug How effective data visualizations let users have a conversation with data Short Dek Stanford s Maneesh Agrawala and Dave Deriso share trends and tools for communicating complex quantitative information visually A JavaScript web graphics library called Three js powers a sophisticated MRI image of a brain in 3D Image courtesy of Gallant Neuroscience Lab at UC Berkeley Wednesday April 20 2016 Last modified Thu 21 Apr 2016 at 13 12 Read more Alumni Current students Faculty Prospective students Staff Bioengineering Institute for Computational Mathematical Engineering iCME Science Technology and Society Life Sciences and Healthcare A super stretchy self healing material could lead to artificial muscle Type Research News Researchers create a polymer that can stretch to 100 times its original length and even repair itself if punctured By Carrie Kirby and Tom Abate Slug Self healing material could lead to artificial muscle Short Dek Researchers create polymer that can stretch to 100 times its original length In this sample of artificial muscle a circle marks the spot where after the material was deliberately punctured in an experiment its chemical nature allowed it to heal itself Photo courtesy of Bao Research Group Monday April 18 2016 Last modified Mon 25 Apr 2016 at 8 38 Read more Alumni Current students Faculty Prospective students Staff Bioengineering Chemical Engineering Science Technology and Society Life Sciences and Healthcare Statistics for Social Good Wednesday April 20 2016 2 30 to 3 30 pm Clark Center Auditorium Map Register Here Date Time Wednesday April 20 2016 2 30 pm 3 30 pm Admission Please register URL More info Last modified Mon 18 Apr 2016 at 10 40 Read more Alumni Current students Faculty Prospective students Staff Computer Science Institute for Computational Mathematical Engineering iCME Science Technology and Society Can computer science help light up the world with knowledge Type Research News A team of engineers and scientists develop tools to create more Wikipedia articles in more languages By Tom Abate Slug Can computer science light up world with knowledge Short Dek Team develops tools to create more Wikipedia articles in more languages The lights represent articles in English Wikipedia related to places Computer scientists have developed a system to help fill in the dark spots with articles in nearly 300 other languages served by Wikipedia Image courtesy of Markus Krötzsch TU Dresden Thursday April 14 2016 Last modified Mon 25 Apr 2016 at 8 40 Read more Alumni Current students Faculty

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  • Current students | Engineering
    restore sensation to people with prosthetic limbs Can we build better prostheses REUTERS Mary Schwalm Friday April 22 2016 Last modified Fri 22 Apr 2016 at 13 57 Read more Alumni Current students Faculty Prospective students Staff Bioengineering Chemical Engineering Electrical Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering Science Technology and Society Electronics and Photonics Life Sciences and Healthcare Material Science How effective data visualizations let users have a conversation with data Type Research News Stanford s Maneesh Agrawala and Dave Deriso share trends and tools for communicating complex quantitative information visually By Sarah Bielecki Slug How effective data visualizations let users have a conversation with data Short Dek Stanford s Maneesh Agrawala and Dave Deriso share trends and tools for communicating complex quantitative information visually A JavaScript web graphics library called Three js powers a sophisticated MRI image of a brain in 3D Image courtesy of Gallant Neuroscience Lab at UC Berkeley Wednesday April 20 2016 Last modified Thu 21 Apr 2016 at 13 12 Read more Alumni Current students Faculty Prospective students Staff Bioengineering Institute for Computational Mathematical Engineering iCME Science Technology and Society Life Sciences and Healthcare A super stretchy self healing material could lead to artificial muscle Type Research News Researchers create a polymer that can stretch to 100 times its original length and even repair itself if punctured By Carrie Kirby and Tom Abate Slug Self healing material could lead to artificial muscle Short Dek Researchers create polymer that can stretch to 100 times its original length In this sample of artificial muscle a circle marks the spot where after the material was deliberately punctured in an experiment its chemical nature allowed it to heal itself Photo courtesy of Bao Research Group Monday April 18 2016 Last modified Mon 25 Apr 2016 at 8 38 Read more Alumni Current students Faculty Prospective students Staff Bioengineering Chemical Engineering Science Technology and Society Life Sciences and Healthcare Statistics for Social Good Wednesday April 20 2016 2 30 to 3 30 pm Clark Center Auditorium Map Register Here Date Time Wednesday April 20 2016 2 30 pm 3 30 pm Admission Please register URL More info Last modified Mon 18 Apr 2016 at 10 40 Read more Alumni Current students Faculty Prospective students Staff Computer Science Institute for Computational Mathematical Engineering iCME Science Technology and Society Can computer science help light up the world with knowledge Type Research News A team of engineers and scientists develop tools to create more Wikipedia articles in more languages By Tom Abate Slug Can computer science light up world with knowledge Short Dek Team develops tools to create more Wikipedia articles in more languages The lights represent articles in English Wikipedia related to places Computer scientists have developed a system to help fill in the dark spots with articles in nearly 300 other languages served by Wikipedia Image courtesy of Markus Krötzsch TU Dresden Thursday April 14 2016 Last modified Mon 25 Apr 2016 at 8 40 Read more Alumni Current students

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