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Energy Resources Engineering

We teach courses and perform research relevant to the production and transformation of energy resources.

Creating a sustainable energy future

ERE's Mission

We train future leaders in the science and engineering of Earth's energy resources. We combine theory, experiments, and computation to understand and influence the global energy resources landscape. We are committed to leading the way to provide the people, methods, and tools for sustainable management of the Earth's energy resources.

Meet the Faculty

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Energy Resources Engineering is socially-distanced, but still connected

We love our  community!

LIFE IN 2020 winner: "COVID angst" by Su Jiang

This photo of the Burghers of Calais in Stanford's main quad by Energy Resources Engineering PhD candidate Su Jiang captures some of the feelings of uncertainty and anxiety experienced after six months of COVID-19 shelter in place.

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Energy Resources Engineering is a global community. Our faculty, students and alumni are all around the world.

Our interdisciplinary collaborators

Stanford Earth 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.

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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.

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Natural Gas Initiative

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

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Energy Resources Engineering news

Geothermal Team Won 1st Place in Energy Hackathon

Stanford Geothermal team has won the first place in the 2021 Energy Geohackathon, a global competition where teams are challenged to devise the most optimum geothermal field development plan that can satisfy long-term demand with the lowest cost.

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Images capture a year of exploration despite uncertainty

The fourth annual Stanford Earth Photo Contest drew images of a dramatic sunset, a menacing shark, an intriguing frog, and a perennial favorite – the Milky Way. The winners were selected among 101 submissions. 

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Stanford Earth students, alumni recognized by Forbes "30 under 30"

Forbes' 2022 "30 under 30" feature includes two current Stanford University students and eight recent alumni developing energy- and sustainability-related technologies. 

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ERE PhD student named to Forbes 30 under 30

Folasade Ayoola is co-founder of ElectricFish Energy, which has developed and patented a battery storage-integrated EV charging system that can plug into existing, ubiquitous electrical infrastructure.

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