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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 News

Deep-dive into the science of batteries

Stanford researchers are working to understand battery degradation, reveal the true toll of their production and disposal, and make next-generation batteries better. (Source: Stanford News)

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New 'lab on a chip' may accelerate carbon storage efforts

A tiny new device allows scientists to directly observe and quantify how rocks change in the presence of acids, enabling more accurate assessments of sites for underground storage of carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and industrial waste.

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Geological activity can rapidly change deep microbial communities

New research reveals that, rather than being influenced only by environmental conditions, deep subsurface microbial communities can transform because of geological movements. The findings advance our understanding of subsurface microorganisms, which comprise up to half of all living material on the planet.

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Professor Onori hosts SURGE/SESUR Faculty Seminar

Simona Onori was invited to present in the SURGE/SESUR faculty seminar with over 40 students in attendance

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Congratulations to the Stanford ERE Class of 2022

We are so proud of all of our graduates and their accomplishments. 

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

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ERE 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 School of Earth’s broader DEI efforts.

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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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