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Energy Science & Engineering

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

(Formerly Energy Resources Engineering)

Creating a sustainable energy future

ESE's Mission

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 the Faculty

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Energy Science & Engineering News

Researcher Arnout Boelens featured in Stanford Transportation news on his car-free family

Cargo Bikes: The Happiest Transportation Mode on Earth

How does a family of four – including a two-year-old and newborn baby – live (and get around the Bay) without owning a car?

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Associate Professor Inês Azevedo was the senior lead author for a paper published in Science

A new study finds quantifies the subnational carbon emissions from electricity in each of India’s states, the limited effect of a carbon tax in India’s current power sector to reduce emissions, and underscores the importance technologies to reduce premature mortality from air pollution.  

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For a longer-lasting battery, make the most of each cell

The secret to long life for rechargeable batteries may lie in an embrace of difference. New modeling of how lithium-ion cells in a pack degrade show a way to tailor charging to each cell’s capacity so EV batteries can handle more charge cycles and stave off failure. (Source: Stanford News)

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ESE Soccer Tournament Hosted by SPE

The SPE Student Chapter hosted a soccer tournament 

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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.

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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.

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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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Parking at Stanford ESE

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

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