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Stanford Scientists Thomas Jaramillo and Nick Melosh Named 2010 MDV Innovators Award Winners

Menlo Park, California—December 16, 2009—MDV-Mohr Davidow Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm investing in pioneering science and innovation, today announced that Stanford Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Nick Melosh and Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering Thomas Jaramillo along with Ali Javey, UC Berkeley Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) scientist, and Delia Milliron, Inorganic Facility Director of the Molecular Foundry at LBNL are recipients of the 2010 MDV Innovators Award. > More

Global Climate and Energy Project awards nearly $2 million to study carbon sequestration in China

Stanford, California—August 25, 2009—Stanford University's Global Climate and Energy Project has initiated an international collaboration with the University of Southern California (USC), Peking University (PKU) and China University of Geosciences at Wuhan (CUG) to address fundamental issues associated with large-scale sequestration of carbon dioxide in saline aquifers in China. > More

Bioelectricity promises more 'miles per acre' than ethanol

Stanford, California—May 13, 2009—Using biofuel crops such as corn or switchgrass to generate electricity for running battery-powered vehicles is a far more efficient way of producing energy than making ethanol with them, according to Stanford researchers. > More

Global Climate and Energy Project broadens access to its technology; new director announces $5.6 million in research awards

Stanford, California—February 4, 2009—Sally Benson announced $5.6 million in new GCEP awards for five full-term research programs and six exploratory research efforts being conducted at Stanford and other institutions around the world in the areas of solar energy, carbon capture and storage, and biomass energy.  > More

Stanford launches $100 million initiative to tackle energy issues

Stanford, California—January 12, 2009—Recognizing that energy is at the heart of many of the world's tribulations—economic, environmental and political—Stanford is establishing a $100 million research institute to focus intently on energy issues, President John Hennessy told a capacity crowd Monday afternoon in Memorial Auditorium. > More



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