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Explore Energy is a cross-campus effort of the Precourt Institute for Energy.

Energy@Stanford & SLAC 2022

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Energy Research for the 21st Century

Interested in energy?  Want to meet energy experts at Stanford? 
Apply to attend Energy@Stanford & SLAC: September 12-16, 2022

Jumpstart your energy education at Stanford. Build your personal energy network at Stanford. Learn about current research from over 35 renowned Stanford energy faculty and expert speakers. Develop a broad perspective on energy. Network and meet Silicon Valley energy entrepreneurs.

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Energy@Stanford & SLAC is an annual conference for 130 incoming Stanford graduate and professional school students interested in energy.  The conference is planned by Explore Energy at the Precourt Institute for Energy, as one of the Stanford Graduate Summer Institute (SGSI) courses.

This course will allow you to learn about the depth and breadth of energy research at Stanford, grow your personal cross-campus network, meet Stanford energy faculty, attend in-depth interactive elective classes of your choice, experience a team challenge, and build an interdisciplinary community across campus. An energy background is not required; students from all schools and departments are encouraged to apply.

This multi-day conference offered through the Stanford Graduate Summer Institute (SGSI) is free and open to 130 incoming Stanford graduate and professional school students. To APPLY and to find out more about SGSI and other courses being offered, please visit:

2022 Course Details:

Who: Up to 130 incoming and current Stanford graduate and professional school students
Where: On campus 
When: September 12-15 (Monday-Thursday): 9am - 7:30pm & September 16 (Friday, optional): 8am - 2pm

2022 Speakers included:

Arun Majumdar, Dean, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability; Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Energy Science & Engineering

Yi Cui, Director, Precourt Institute for Energy; Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Stacey Bent, Vice Provost of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs; Professor, Energy Science & Engineering

Jane Woodward, Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Harold Hwang, Director, Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences; Professor, Applied Physics

Chi-Chang Kao, Director, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory; Professor, Photon Science

InĂªs Azevedo, Professor, Energy Science & Engineering

Alicia Seiger, Managing Director, Sustainable Finance Initiative; Lecturer, Stanford Law School

Holmes Hummel, Managing Director, Energy Equity & Just Transitions; Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Brian Bartholomeusz, Executive Director, Innovation Transfer, Tomkat Center for Sustainable Energy

2022 Topics included:

climate change

environmental and energy justice

sustainability innovations at Stanford

hydrogen fuel cells

energy efficient computing

advanced batteries

energy efficiency and integrative design

student opportunities at Stanford

carbon capture and storage

energy finance and policy

climate modeling 


natural gas

energy entrepreneurship

energy economics


reinventing plastics

AI integration

and many more!

Sponsors include: the Precourt Institute for Energy (PIE), Vice Provost Office for Graduate Education (VPGE), Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES), and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory