Energy Resources Engineering

Stuart Macmillan

Consulting Professor, Stanford University; Chief Scientist, Energy Informatics at NREL

Stuart Macmillan is a consulting professor at Stanford University and a chief scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He has been active in the development of several global open communities and was on the founding team of JavaSoft. Stuart holds a M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Louis Durlofsky

Professor, Department of Energy Resources Engineering

Lou Durlofsky's research focuses mainly on the development of computational modeling and optimization techniques for subsurface flow processes. His specific research areas include general flow simulation, computational upscaling, or the development of flow models from detailed geological descriptions, reduced-order modeling, data assimilation, and energy system optimization.

Jen Wilcox

Assistant Professor, Energy Resources Engineering

Jennifer Wilcox is an assistant professor of energy resources engineering and an affiliate faculty member in the Emmet Interdisciplinary Program for the Environment and Resources (E-IPER) at Stanford. She also heads the Clean Conversion Laboratory in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences.

Tony Kovscek

Professor, Energy Resources Engineering

Tony Kovscek is a professor of energy resources engineering at Stanford. His academic interests center around coupled heat and reactive flows in porous media, as well as the efficient use of energy. In collaboration with his research group, he examines the physics of transport and reaction in porous media at scales that vary from the pore to the laboratory to the reservoir.

Roland Horne

Professor, Energy Resources Engineering; Deputy Director, Precourt Institute for Energy

Roland Horne is the Thomas Davis Barrow Professor of Earth Sciences, professor of energy resources engineering and deputy director at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford. He also serves as director of the Stanford Geothermal Program in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. He was chair of the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Stanford from 1995 to 2006.

US Energy Outlook: Why it does not look great for climate mitigation and why we are all jealous of Norway

Margot Gerritsen is an Associate Professor in Energy Resources Engineering and the Director of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University. Her work is about understanding and simulating complicated fluid flow problems. Gerritsen’s research focuses on the design of highly accurate and efficient parallel computational methods to predict the performance of enhanced oil recovery methods.

Speaker: 
Margot Gerritsen

Modeling Enhanced Geothermal Systems

Mark McClure is a Graduate Student in Stanford’s Department of Energy Resources Engineering whose research focuses on the modeling of hydraulic stimulation in Enhanced Geothermal Systems.  He is working on optimization of stimulation design from the point of view of improving flow rate, delaying thermal breakthrough, and minimizing induced seismically. McClure is developing a model of fluid and heat flow in fractures and the mechanical and frictional processes (using rate and state friction theory) that cause slip and induced seismicity. 

Date: 
September 13, 2011
Speaker: 
Mark McClure
Duration: 
16:36
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Integrating fossil and renewable energy systems: Optimization of integrated CO2 capture systems

Adam Brandt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University. He is interested in reducing the environmental impacts of energy systems; more specifically, the study of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil energy sources. This is important because fossil energy sources will continue to be key components of our energy system for decades to come.

Date: 
September 12, 2011
Speaker: 
Adam Brandt
Duration: 
14:44
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Carbon Dioxide Capture and Sequestration

Sally Benson is the Global Climate Energy Project Director and a Professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering (ERE) in the School of Earth Sciences.  Benson’s research group in ERE investigates fundamental characteristics of carbon dioxide storage in geologic formations as a means of climate change mitigation.  A ground water hydrologist and reservoir engineer, Benson has conducted research to address a range of issues related to energy and the environment.

Date: 
September 15, 2011
Speaker: 
Sally Benson
Duration: 
15:16
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Margot Gerritsen

Associate Professor, Energy Resources Engineering

Margot Gerritsen is an associate professor of energy resources engineering and the director of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME) at Stanford. Her work is about understanding and simulating complicated fluid flow problems, focusing on the design of highly accurate computational methods to predict the performance of enhanced oil recovery methods. She is particularly interested in gas injection and in-situ combustion processes.