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Hamdi Tchelepi appointed Max Steineke Professor in the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

A message from Dean Arun Majumdar: 

"On behalf of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, I’m delighted to announce that Hamdi Tchelepi has been appointed Max Steineke Professor in SDSS.Hamdi joined Stanford as a graduate student and has been on the faculty since 2003; he is serving as chair of the Department of Energy Science and Engineering (previously Energy Resources Engineering). He led a revisioning of the department that recruited ten faculty members from across the university and expanded its expertise in the areas of subsurface carbon dioxide sequestration, batteries, energy systems, and the impact of energy systems on human health.Hamdi has made major contributions in the modeling of subsurface flow. Early in his career, these contributions enabled more efficient operation of petroleum reservoirs. In more recent years, he has applied his models to the problem of sequestering geologically meaningful quantities of carbon dioxide in former oil reservoirs and saline aquifers as part of the global effort to mitigate climate change. Hamdi served as co-director of the Center for Computational Earth and Environmental Sciences (CEES) and is a senior fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy. The Max Steineke Professorship was established in 2011 to recognize the work and research of Stanford geologist Max Steineke ‘21. Hamdi follows Donald Lowe, the inaugural holder of the chair. Please join me in thanking Hamdi for his many contributions to the school and congratulating him on this much-deserved honor."

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