Chemical Engineering

Safe & reliable lithium-ion battery

Stanford University scientists have developed the first lithium-ion battery that shuts down before overheating, then restarts immediately when the temperature cools. The new technology could prevent the kind of fires that have prompted recalls and bans on a wide range of battery-powered devices, from recliners and computers to navigation systems and  hoverboards.
January 12, 2016
Zhenan Bao

Tom Jaramillo

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Recent years have seen unprecedented motivation for the emergence of new energy technologies. Global dependence on fossil fuels, however, will persist until alternate technologies can compete economically. We must develop means to produce energy (or energy carriers) from renewable sources and then convert them to work as efficiently and cleanly as possible.

Jens Norskov

Director of SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, SLAC; Professor, Chemical Engineering; Professor, Photon Science Directorate; Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy

Jens Nørskov is the Leland T. Edwards Professor of Engineering, and professor of chemical engineering of photon science at Stanford and SLAC. He is also director of the SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis at SLAC.

Nanoscale Materials for Sustainable Energy

Stacey Bent is the Director of the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy and a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. She also holds courtesy appointments in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Chemistry. For 15 years, Bent has led an active research group in semiconductor processing, surface science, and materials chemistry.

September 16, 2011
Stacey Bent