Electrical Engineering News

Scientists develop heat-resistant materials that could vastly improve solar-cell efficiency

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Using heat-resistant ceramics, researchers have made a significant advance in thermophotovoltaics, creating electricity from heat.

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Stanford Engineers participate in ‘accelerator on a chip’ project

Friday, October 4, 2013

New device that miniaturizes particle acceleration process reported in the journal Nature.

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Stanford engineers build first computer based on carbon nanotube technology

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Unprecedented feat points toward a new generation of energy-efficient electronics.

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Stanford Engineering alum makes his mark on sports, technology

Thursday, August 8, 2013

With the America’s Cup Finals coming to San Francisco Bay in September, America’s Cup Technical Director Stan Honey talks about his work and Stanford's impact on his career.

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Stanford Engineering Hero Jim Clark Talks About Innovation and Embracing Change

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Former Stanford professor founded the pioneering computer graphics company Silicon Graphics, then went on to greater fame as a co-founder of Netscape.

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Stanford Engineering Professor Honored for Innovation in Societal Infrastructure

Monday, July 15, 2013

Balaji Prabhakar cited for applying information technology to advance the use and efficiency of distributed computing systems.

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Computer Science Professors Honored for Work in Storage Systems

Thursday, July 11, 2013

John Ousterhout and Mendel Rosenblum receive IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award.

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Stanford Undergrads Engineer a Better World

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Electrical engineering professor My Le's students develop devices and protocols that improve the quality of life for people who lack infrastructure and services.

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Stanford Dedicates Spilker Engineering and Applied Sciences Building

Monday, May 20, 2013

President Hennessy, Jerry Yang and 200 others toast GPS pioneer and wife for lifetime achievements and gift that will fund a state-of-the-art research environment and two professorships in the School of Engineering.

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New Stanford Nanoscavengers Could Usher In Next Generation Water Purification

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New synthetic nanoparticle could disinfect, depollute, and desalinate contaminated water and then get removed magnetically.

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New type of solar structure cools buildings in full sunlight

Monday, March 25, 2013

A Stanford team has designed an entirely new form of cooling panel that works even when the sun is shining. Such a panel could vastly improve the daylight cooling of buildings, cars and other structures by radiating sunlight back into the chilly vacuum of space.

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Mung Chiang, Engineering Alumnus, Wins NSF's Waterman Award

Friday, March 22, 2013

This annual award from NSF is the country’s highest award for scientists and engineers under age 35. Chiang completed his doctorate at Stanford in 2003 and now teaches at Princeton. He develops methods for improving wireless networks.

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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.

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Stanford's GCEP will award $6.6 million for novel energy research

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Global Climate and Energy Project will award $6.6 million for research that leads to cleaner fuels and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

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Hand over your email inbox to boost productivity, Stanford team says

Monday, March 4, 2013

Users of the new research application EmailValet grew comfortable with sharing their inbox with remote assistants, who perused the emails to create to-do lists. Developed by a Stanford Engineering doctoral student, the appication helped users complete twice as many tasks.

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Martin Hellman becomes a Stanford Engineering Hero

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Best known as co-inventor of public key cryptography, Martin Hellman also earned distinction as a proponent of nuclear disarmament and as an advocate for improved race relations at Stanford. As an Engineering Hero, he joins a select group of eminent alumni and faculty of the Stanford School of Engineering.

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The Spark Within: Light-Emitting Bioprobe Fits in a Single Cell

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Stanford study is the first to demonstrate that sophisticated, engineered light resonators can be inserted inside cells without damaging the host. The researchers say it marks a new age in which tiny lasers and light-emitting diodes yield new avenues in the study and influence of living cells.

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Eight Stanford Engineering Faculty Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions an engineer can receive.

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Fellowship student Paurakh Rajbhandary advancing medical imaging

Monday, February 4, 2013

Paurakh Rajbhandary, the Brion Founders Graduate Fellow in the School of Engineering, discusses how he is using his fellowship to study medical imaging.

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Graduate Fellow Christy Amwake tackles debilitating diseases

Monday, February 4, 2013

Christy Amwake, the Magda Hammam Fellow in the School of Engineering, discusses how her fellowship has freed her to study cures for debilitating diseases.

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Big Challenges, Big Ideas: Stanford Engineering Year in Review

Monday, January 7, 2013

Letter from the Dean of Stanford Engineering.

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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.

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A leap forward in brain-controlled computer cursors

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Stanford researchers have designed the fastest, most accurate algorithm yet for brain-implantable prosthetic systems that can help disabled people maneuver computer cursors with their thoughts. The algorithm’s speed, accuracy and natural movement approach those of a real arm, doubling performance of existing algorithms.

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Breakthroughs in energy efficiency

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Researchers at Stanford are on the verge of a major breakthrough with carbon nanotubes.

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Taming Mavericks: Stanford Researchers Use Synthetic Magnetism to Control Light

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Stanford researchers in physics and engineering have demonstrated a device that produces a synthetic magnetism to exert virtual force on photons similar to the effect of magnets on electrons. The advance could yield a new class of nanoscale applications that use light instead of electricity.

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