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Creating a sustainable energy future

ESE's mission is to develop the engineering science and educate the future leaders needed to transform global energy supply, production/conversion, storage, and use to achieve energy sustainability. We combine theory, experiment, and simulation to transform the global energy system to sustain the people and the planet.

Meet ESE Faculty

Our faculty reflects the diversity of our community and our research. Their unique backgrounds provide our students with important perspectives as they collaborate on environmental, political, and societal issues.  

Meet ESE Faculty

Hamdi Tchelepi appointed Max Steineke Professor

The Max Steineke Professorship was established in 2011 to recognize the work and research of Stanford geologist Max Steineke ‘21. 

The 'people' side of energy

For Dimitri Saad, understanding the path to net-zero requires engaging not only with data, but also with the communities involved.

Upcoming ESE Events

Meet some of our ESE community members

ESE Alumni Outreach

Our Alumni Outreach Services team ensures our graduates remain active members of our community by keeping them informed of what’s happening in the department, connecting them to benefits and resources, and creating opportunities for alums to consistently contribute their ideas and share their knowledge.

Learn more about our alumni program

ESE News

  • In this episode, Shayle talks to Dr. Roland Horne, professor of earth sciences at Stanford, where he leads the university’s geothermal program. Shayle and Roland cover topics like:

    • Geothermal’s historical challenges of limited geography and high up-front costs
    • Three pathways of next-generation geothermal: enhanced, closed-loop, and super-deep (also known as super-critical)
    • Knowledge transfer from the oil and gas industry
    • Advances in drilling technology that cut across multiple pathways 
    Catalyst with Shayle Kann
  • This year Women in Tech Summit have the great honor of hosting Margot Gerritsen – Data Science Icon – professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University. The jury of the TOP100 Women in Data Science decided to award Margot Gerritsen a special award for overall research, scientific work, and social impact in data science.

    Women in Tech Summit

ESE DEI Vision Statement

Our community of faculty, staff, students and alumni is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, supportive, diverse, and equitable environment which celebrates all cultures and backgrounds. Our purpose is to foster open communications, recruit and engage diverse talent, and ensure that all members of our community have the opportunity to thrive and contribute within their educational, research and professional endeavors. We are committed to embedding these DEI values throughout the fabric of our department's educational mission, while also supporting the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability’s broader DEI efforts.

Learn more about ESE DEI

Our interdisciplinary collaborators

Stanford Doerr faculty work with researchers across multiple departments at Stanford, often through  interdisciplinary programs supported by the the Precourt Institute for Energy, the Woods Institute for the Environment, and the Natural Gas Initiative.

Precourt Institute for Energy

A university-wide resource for energy research, conferences, and connections.

Learn more about Precourt

Woods Institute for the Environment

The institute supports research on sustainability challenges and connects scholars with decision makers to create practical solutions for real-world issues.

Learn more about the Woods Institute

Natural Gas Initiative

The Natural Gas Initiative develops solutions to bridge our energy needs towards a more secure and cleaner energy future.

Learn more about NGI

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