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 some of our ESE community members
Soheil Esmaeilzadeh, PhD ‘21
Andea Scott, BS ' 20, MS '22
Beibei Wang, PhD '19
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.
Q&A: Yi Cui discusses climate change, ‘Flagship Destinations’ and his new position as Director of the Sustainability Accelerator
In April, Yi Cui was named the Director of the Doerr School’s Sustainability Accelerator. He currently serves as the Director of the Precourt Institute for Energy and is a professor of materials science & engineering and energy science & engineering whose work primarily concerns batteries.
A new tool for designing and managing irrigation for farms advances the implementation of smart agriculture, an approach that leverages data and modern technologies to boost crop yields while conserving natural resources.
Roland Horne discusses geothermal and other sources of energy and their economic and environmental impacts
Is geothermal the solution to our environmental crisis? Is using the untapped power of the earth to power the grid a good idea? Let’s find out!
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.
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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