Multi-Disciplinary Research in Energy

Multi-Disciplinary Research in Energy

Research in energy is motivated at the macro level by the rapid rise in worldwide demand for electricity and the threat of global climate change and on the micro level by the explosion in the number of mobile devices and sensors whose performance and lifetimes are limited by energy.

On the macro level, electronic loads, such as data centers, smart appliances, and electric vehicles, are poised to overtake traditional industrial loads in consumption share. Renewable energy will make up at least half of the generation mix and drive adoption of novel technologies such as storage, fuel cells, waste to power and distributed generation. Our research investigates techniques such as demand response and the use of energy storage to reduce peak demand and address variability of renewable energy.

On the micro level, we are exploring energy efficient devices, power electronics, system architectures, and network protocols, as well as ways to harvest energy from the environment for wearable devices and the Internet of things. More details on projects in energy are provides in the following research subareas.

Subareas

Faculty

Amin Arbabian

Amin Arbabian Assistant Professor

Allen 204 (4070)
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Guerra, Ann Administrator

Allen 207 (4070)
725-3725
guerra@ee.stanford.edu

Stacey Bent

Stacey Bent Professor Chemical Engineering
EE by Courtesy

Dan Boneh

Dan Boneh Professor

Gates 475 (9045)
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Stephen P. Boyd

Stephen P. Boyd Professor

Pkd 254 (9510)
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Chaffee, Doug Administrator

Pkd 259 (9510)
721-2892
dchaffee@stanford.edu

Bill Dally

Bill Dally Professor (Research)

Gates 301 (9045)
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George, Sue Administrator

Gates 303 (9045)
725-2340
sue.george@stanford.edu

Robert Dutton

Robert Dutton Professor

Allen 333X (4075)
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Barrera, Fely Administrator

Allen 332X (4075)
723-1349
fely@ee.stanford.edu

Abbas El Gamal

Abbas El Gamal Professor

Pkd 262 (9510)
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Sligar, Karin Administrator

Pkd 174 (9510)
723-6471
ksligar@stanford.edu

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