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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

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.

Training future leaders

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Meet the Faculty

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Influencing the global energy resources landscape

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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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Energy Resources Engineering news

Researchers look to improve leak detection for the world’s aging water pipes

It's estimated that water utilities are losing 20%-50% of water being delivered to customers due to leaky supply pipes. Daniel Tartakovsky proposes a new method for detecting these leaks. 

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Prof. Margot Gerritsen led the 5th Women in Data Science Conference

The Women in Data Science (WiDS) initiative aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field.

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Recognizing and empowering women in STEM at Stanford

 “We do not just want work with women at the exclusion of others. We do want to promote outstanding work by outstanding women, and show women they are not alone in this field,” says ERE professor Margot Gerritsen.  

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ERE PhD works to improve local municipal utilities

As an intern with the City of Palo Alto Utilities, Nora Hennessy created a model to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of citywide energy storage programs. 

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