Stanford encourages the close collaboration with companies and welcomes industry to participate in our research. Materials Science and Engineering has several Affiliate Programs which are set up to facilitate knowledge and technology transfer between industry and academia.
CAMP is a research center led by Profs. Michael McGehee and Reiner Dauskardt with the goal of revolutionizing the global energy landscape by developing the science and technology for stable, efficient molecular photovoltaic cells that can compete with fossil fuels in cost per kilowatt-hour produced. CAMP is funded starting June 2008 by a 5-year $25M grant from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Global Research Partnership program. CAMP’s activities will span polymer, small molecular and dye-sensitized molecular solar cells with research activities in molecular design through advanced quantum mechanical calculations, molecular synthesis, nanostructure engineering and characterization, understanding and engineering carrier recombination, light management, transparent contacts, third generation cell concepts, and the engineering of durable molecular solar cells.
CMN is organized on the successful foundation of the Center for Research on Information Storage Materials (CRISM founded in 1991). The mission of the Center is to stimulate research at Stanford in the areas of magnetic nanotechnology, magnetic sensing, and information storage materials, to facilitate collaboration between Stanford scientists and their industrial colleagues, to train well-rounded and highly skilled graduate students, and to develop curricular offerings in the relevant subjects.
The Departments of Chemical Engineering and of Materials Science and Engineering are pleased to offer a broad-based Industrial Affiliates Program focusing on our collective students, their aspirations and their laboratories. Affiliate members will be provided facilitated access to the combined undergraduate and graduate student populations of both departments. Complementary research and teaching strengths of the two departments ensure that, collectively, the training of our students covers the full range of engineering applications of biology, chemistry and physics. They have become proficient at synthesis of biological and synthetic soft materials as well as of hard materials, typically in the nano-domain. They have used advanced mathematical techniques and simulations to explore atomic and molecular-level processing of hard and soft materials and are familiar with state-of-the-art characterization tools. Their research experiences have prepared them for significant contributions to modern technology over many application domains, including energy, photonics, electronics, advanced materials, environment, pharmaceutical and regenerative medicine.