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  • New fuel-cell materials could pave the way for practical hydrogen-powered cars | Engineering
    fuel cell technology in separate papers Hydrogen H2 fuel cells combine H2 and oxygen O2 gases to produce energy For that to happen several related chemical reactions are needed two of which require catalysts The first step is to produce the two gases separately The most common way to do that is to break down or split water with an electric current in a process called electrolysis Next the fuel cell must promote the oxidation of H2 That requires reduction of O2 which yields water Stanford scientists have developed a stable cobalt nickel iron oxide catalyst that splits water continuously for more than 100 hours Image Courtesy Yi Cui The catalysts currently available for these reactions though are either too expensive and demand too much energy for practical use or they produce undesirable side products So Yi Cui s team at Stanford University and James Gerken and Shannon Stahl at the University of Wisconsin Madison independently sought new materials for these reactions Cui an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford and of photon science at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory worked on the first reaction developing a new cadre of porous materials for water splitting Cui and his Stanford team used Earth abundant cobalt nickel iron oxides which are inexpensive and very stable splitting water continuously for more than 100 hours significantly better than what researchers have reported for most other non precious metal materials On the side of oxygen reduction Gerken and Stahl showed how a catalyst system commonly used for aerobic oxidation of organic molecules could be co opted for electrochemical O2 reduction Despite the complementary aims the two studies diverged in their approaches with the Stanford team showcasing rugged oxide materials while the UW Madison researchers exploited the advantages of inexpensive metal free molecular

    Original URL path: http://engineering.stanford.edu/news/new-fuel-cell-materials-could-pave-way-practical-hydrogen-powered-cars (2016-04-27)
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  • Subhasish Mitra Receives Semiconductor Research Corporation Technical Excellence Award | Engineering
    with the complexity of today s integrated circuits and systems As a result many critical bugs are detected only after integrated circuits are manufactured During post silicon validation and debugging manufactured integrated circuits are tested in actual system environments to detect and fix bugs in hardware Existing post silicon validation and debugging techniques are ad hoc and very expensive and their cost and complexity are increasing faster than design cost Quick Error Detection QED technology overcomes post silicon validation and debugging challenges by detecting bugs a billion times quicker compared with existing approaches while simultaneously catching critical bugs that would otherwise go undetected and severely jeopardize robust operation of electronic systems QED also localizes difficult hardware bugs automatically in only a few hours so that the detected bugs can be fixed efficiently In contrast it might take days weeks or even months of manual work to catch each bug using existing approaches QED has been successfully used in industry I am honored by this award from the SRC in recognition of the QED technology Mitra said QED is key to ensuring robust operation of electronic systems we rely on everyday My sincere thanks to the SRC for funding my research and for selecting the QED technology for this prestigious award I am fortunate to work with an excellent group of highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students at Stanford as well as fantastic collaborators from industry and academia The QED technology would have been impossible without them Finally I also thank the NSF since the roots of this QED work started with support by the NSF CAREER award Publications by Mitra s group have received other awards including the IEEE ACM Design Automation Conference Best Paper Award the IEEE International Test Conference Best Student Paper Award and the Best in Session

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  • Four engineering faculty members' projects receive grants to tackle major environmental challenges | Engineering
    2015 will receive grants totaling 880 000 during the next two years to tackle a broad range of issues The EVPs were selected by an interdisciplinary faculty committee led by Woods senior fellows Jenna Davis associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and Jamie Jones associate professor of anthropology The 2015 EVP grantees and their projects Remote Sensing of Turbidity with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Improved Management of Water Quality in San Francisco Bay The lead principal investigator is Oliver Fringer associate professor of civil and environmental engineering The other members of the research team are Juan Alonso professor of aeronautics and astronautics Kevin Arrigo professor of Earth system science and Stephen Monismith professor of civil and environmental engineering Using Large Marine Protected Areas to Recover Highly Productive Marine Ecosystems and the Services They Provide The Case of the Adriatic Sea The lead principal investigator is Fiorenza Micheli professor of biology The other member of the research team is Rosamond Naylor professor of Earth system science Understanding the Effects of China s Mariculture Development on Coastal Fisheries with Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport Modeling Naylor is the principal investigator The other members of the research team are Fringer and Micheli Facilitating Collaborative Decision Making Processes for a Sustainable Groundwater Future Janet Martinez senior lecturer in law is the principal investigator She is working with Rosemary Knight professor of environmental geophysics Climate Change Nutrition and Population Health The lead principal investigator is Marshall Burke assistant professor of Earth system science who will be working with Eran Bendavid assistant professor of medicine Sanjay Basu assistant professor of medicine and David Lobell associate professor of Earth system science Realizing Environmental Innovation Program The Woods Institute launched REIP last year in recognition of the class of research projects that are developed to the point that their research has scientifically identified a potential solution approach but where the project team still needs to validate an implementation plan and engage external stakeholders This year s projects the first grants awarded from REIP will receive 350 000 during the next two years to help bring promising solutions to scale REIP grant recipients were selected by a committee of external reviewers including Woods Institute Advisory Council members Matt Barger and Bill Price the Nature Conservancy s Wendy Pulling and Chuck Holloway of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Residents of Dhaka Bangladesh will benefit from the Lotus Water project which will use its Realizing Environmental Innovation Program grant to implement a new approach to water disinfection in low income urban areas Photo Amy Pickering The 2015 REIP projects Lotus Water Safe Water Solutions for Developing Cities Jenna Davis and Stephen Luby professor of medicine The Lotus Water project provides solutions for the more than 500 million people living in cities of the developing world who have piped water service but receive water that does not meet international standards for safety Lotus Water envisions a new paradigm for water disinfection in low income urban areas one in which water treatment

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  • Give to Stanford Engineering
    difference to people throughout the school Stanford Engineering Funding Priorities Endowed Professorships A chaired professorship is the most significant honor the university can offer to faculty Holders of endowed chairs represent the most distinguished scholars of their generation Those selected for a chair combine brilliant scholarship inspirational teaching and leadership service to the school and university A gift of 4 million provides an endowment that will support a new chair in selected priority departments Graduate Fellowships The university s mission of excellence in teaching learning and research is fully embodied in its graduate students Fellowships are key to our ability to attract the most talented graduate students The primary criteria for admission are superior academic achievement and a potential to contribute to the academic and professional communities The competition particularly at the PhD level is intense and only the top candidates in each department are admitted Once admitted the very best students are offered financial support that usually comprises a combination of tuition stipend and teaching or research assistantships A 1 2 million endowment provides annual income equal to a graduate student s annual tuition costs A donor s gift of 800 000 will be matched by the school with

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  • Endowed Professorships | Engineering
    technologies In 1992 he founded OpenLink Financial a platform that combined risk architectures from different markets to revolutionize financial and commodity trading In recent years Fung has put his personal fortune and philosophy to good work as a social entrepreneur via the Coleman Fung Foundation He has funded educational programs for underserved minority children delivered school materials to Mali subsidized veteran housing and helped restore the Chesapeake Bay In 2011 Fung endowed The Coleman F Fung Professorship in the School of Engineering a chair held today by Professor Margaret Brandeau an expert in applied mathematical and economic models Brandeau is particularly concerned with research in HIV treatment health policy and bioterrorism preparedness Engineering and AIDS may seem unrelated but as Coleman demonstrates engineers are interested in finding solutions to the world s biggest challenges human health environmental sustainability renewable energy a safer planet and greater human connectedness We are applying the tools of our profession in surprising ways to do just that Professor Brandeau said Fung credits Stanford Engineering with instilling personal confidence Stanford Engineering taught me to try anything and that led directly to OpenLink s success said Fung With this endowment I wanted to inspire fellow engineers to follow the example set by Dr Brandeau The skills of management science and engineering are desperately needed in public health research said Professor Brandeau The school is in a much stronger place today and positioned well for the future because of endowed professorships Honoring Nicholas Hoff took a different course to endowing a chair When he was a young engineer in Hungary he wrote to the famous Stanford engineer Stephen Timoshenko about attending Stanford for a PhD in structural mechanics Hoff was admitted and received his doctorate in 1942 He went on to make a name for himself in academia at Brooklyn Polytechnic designing aircraft structures In 1957 Dean Fred Terman lured him back to Stanford to found the Department of Aeronautical Engineering now known as the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics The department flourished under Hoff s leadership garnering a reputation for excellence and congeniality that exists to this day Even after retirement Hoff influenced the department for the next quarter century making twice weekly visits to campus until his death in 1997 In his will Hoff endowed the Vivian Church Hoff Professorship of Aircraft Structures to acknowledge the field he held dear and to honor his first wife s love of education and learning The initial Vivian Church Hoff Professorship of Aircraft Structures was bestowed upon Department Chair Charbel Farhat Nick Hoff founded the Department of Aeronautical Engineering at Stanford and set the tone for all that we have become It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by an endowment established by such a great engineer said Professor Farhat Underwriting the Future Stanford Engineering views endowed professorships differently from other universities which utilize the endowments to provide unrestricted funds to support the research of the honored professors Instead the school establishes a principal investment that generates income

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  • School of Engineering Graduate Fellowships | Engineering
    of knowledge it provides a legacy that benefits the world as a whole Graduate fellowships are the most important free energy we have in the system They help us attract the best and brightest students who can do research and explore opportunities across the School of Engineering said Persis S Drell the Frederick Emmons Terman Dean in the School of Engineering the James and Anna Marie Spilker Professor in the School of Engineering and a professor of Materials Science and Engineering and of Physics at Stanford University These fellowships help promote the free exchange of ideas among departments and disciplines which is one of the best ways to train and inspire our most promising students The most important criteria for admission to the graduate programs are superior academic achievement and demonstrated potential to contribute to the academic and professional communities and to society as a whole Competition is intense only the top applicants to each department are admitted Fellowships are awarded solely on merit to the best of these candidates Many highly qualified students must make their decisions to attend Stanford based in large part on financial considerations One year of campus housing plus three quarters of tuition today amounts to more than 60 000 Without graduate fellowships many of these students would not choose or simply could not afford to attend Stanford Ultimately our objective is to offer support to as many outstanding graduate students as possible Our immediate goal is to add 50 new graduate fellowships by 2017 The School of Engineering s future depends on our ability to make financial considerations a non factor in any promising student s decision to attend Stanford Your support is critical to that effort ENDOWED FELLOWSHIPS GIVING AND RECOGNITION For a limited time the School of Engineering will provide a 1

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  • How to Make Your Gift | Engineering
    a more significant gift than you might otherwise be able to afford at one time You can set up your recurring gift using the online giving tool by selecting Recurring Gift in the Type of Gift drop down menu on the first page of the giving form If you prefer you can set up a recurring gift by calling us at 866 543 0243 or 650 724 0627 How do I make a pledge Select Pledge in the Type of Gift drop down menu on the first page of the online giving tool or call 866 543 0243 or 650 724 0627 Can I make a gift via electronic funds transfer EFT Yes Stanford is able to accept electronic funds transfer payments Download and return a copy of our electronic funds transfer form PDF What are the tax benefits of making a gift to Stanford All gifts to Stanford are tax deductible in the United States Bequests and life income gifts may offer significant tax savings see Planned Giving for more information What is Stanford s federal tax ID number The tax ID number is 94 1156365 How can I find out if my company will match my gift to Stanford To find out if your company is among those participating in a gift matching program consult the online database of matching companies You can also ask your human resources department for information about your company s gift matching policy What are the benefits of giving securities to Stanford If you have securities that have appreciated in value giving them to Stanford allows you to avoid capital gains taxes while also receiving a tax deduction for your gift For questions on giving securities to Stanford please contact Gift Securities at 650 721 1917 or e mail stockgifts smc stanford edu

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  • Annual Giving | Engineering
    for Your Support Annual gifts are an opportunity for all alumni and their friends to have a powerful and immediate impact on the student experience fostering intellectual curiosity and groundbreaking research Annual gifts are a key component to maintaining the remarkable quality of education that is a hallmark of Stanford Engineering They are your personal investment in the school and help to hire the best faculty promote programs that shape well rounded future leaders and furnish cutting edge facilities where the world s top faculty and students do pioneering research The Long term Impact of your Annual Gift Annual gifts have laid the foundation for education excellence keeping Stanford Engineering at the forefront The long term impact of this support cannot be overstated Each year your annual gifts go directly to create new labs where outstanding young faculty will formulate tomorrow s breakthroughs This sponsorship allows these promising researchers to hit the ground running on arrival on campus Often your gifts are a deciding factor in their choosing Stanford over peer institutions or the inducements of industry As the list of faculty supported by your annual gifts grows by the year the results are apparent in Stanford Engineering s efforts to solve some of the most profound technical challenges of our day environmental sustainability clean energy and human health How You Can be a Leader Leverage your gift increase the impact of your giving through your employer s corporate matching program Encourage your fellow alumni to take part emphasizing the power of the collective impact of your financial contributions Stanford Engineering proudly acknowledges and thanks our lead annual fund donors at the following giving levels Leadership Circle Gifts of 1 000 and above Dean s Circle Gifts of 10 000 or more Alumni graduated within the past 10 years can

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