Stanford and Saudi scientists launch six-year collaboration on aerospace research

New fuels, flight designs, safety techniques, space missions and supporting technologies are expected to emerge from the new Stanford Center of Excellence in Aeronautics and Astronautics.

New green propellants. Tiny aerial vehicles that fly like birds. Faster algorithms to simulate turbulence. The most precise positioning technology known to science.

These are among the projects that will be pursued by the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)/Stanford Center of Excellence in Aeronautics and Astronautics, a collaborative effort involving engineers from Stanford and scientists from KACST in Saudi Arabia...