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About the Program

The Departments of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering are pleased to offer a broad-based Industrial Affiliates Program focused on improving industrial engagements with our world renowned faculty and coveted students and to assist companies in finding the right program across Stanford.

Affiliate members will be provided facilitated access to the faculty and student 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.

Our world renowned faculty is at the forefront of groundbreaking research and innovation using a multidisciplinary approach that draws upon Stanford’s world-leading expertise.  Our faculty and students tackle the challenges of the 21st century with an approach to problem solving that focuses on the creation and integration of knowledge across traditional disciplines.

Our 600+ students come from all over the US and more than 40 countries.  Our students 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 multidisciplinary 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.

In addition, we can assist our members in exploring other programs, centers and initiatives across Stanford