Materials Science and 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.
Date: 
January 12, 2016
Speaker: 
Zhenan Bao
Duration: 
1:34

Andrew Scheuermann

PhD Candidate, Materials Science & Engineering

Andrew Scheuermann is focused on the intersection of energy and entrepreneurship.

Paul McIntyre

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering; Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy

Paul McIntyre is professor of materials science and engineering, senior fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy, and director of the Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials (GLAM) at Stanford. He is also faculty co-director of Stanford Energy 3.0.

William Chueh

Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering; Center Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy

Will Chueh is an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, and a center fellow of the Precourt Institute of Energy at Stanford. His lab focuses on thermally enhanced photo-electrochemical water splitting using semiconductor-based photoelectrical chemical cells (PECs) to extract hydrogen from H2O.

Energy Efficiency

James Sweeney is Director of the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (formerly named the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency); Professor of Management Science and Engineering; Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace; Senior Fellow of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; and Senior Fellow o

Date: 
September 14, 2011
Speaker: 
James Sweeney
Duration: 
16:24
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New methods for solar energy conversion: Combining heat and light

Nick Melosh is an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and of Photon Science at Stanford University.  His research is focused on developing methods to detect and control chemical processes on the nanoscale, to create materials that are responsive to their local environment.

Speaker: 
Nick Melosh
Duration: 
26:32
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Recent Advances in Solar Cell Technology

Michael McGehee is an Associate Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, the Director of the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics, and a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University.  His research interests are patterning materials at the nanometer length scale, semiconducting polymers, and solar cells.  He has taught courses on nanotechnology, organic semiconductors, polymer science a

Date: 
September 16, 2011
Speaker: 
Michael McGehee
Duration: 
17:29
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Energy Storage

Yi Cui went to the University of Science and Technology of China, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 1998. He attended graduate school from 1998 to 2002 at Harvard University, where he worked under the supervision of Professor Charles M. Lieber. His Ph.D.

Date: 
September 16, 2011
Speaker: 
Yi Cui
Duration: 
12:59
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Nick Melosh

Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering; Co-Director, Stanford-Chevron Program for Diamondoid Nanoscience

Nick Melosh is an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford and the co-director of the Stanford-Chevron Program for Diamondoid Nanoscience.  His research focuses on developing methods to detect and control chemical processes on the nanoscale, and to create materials that are responsive to their local environment.

Michael McGehee

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering; Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy

Michael McGehee is a professor of materials science and engineering, director of the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (CAMP) and senior fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford. His research interests include patterning materials at the nanometer-length scale, semiconducting polymers and organic solar cells.