John Dabiri

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

John Dabiri is a professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty in 2015, he was Professor of Aeronautics and Bioengineering at Caltech, where he also served as Chairman of the Faculty and Dean of Undergraduate Students. His research focuses on science and technology at the intersection of fluid mechanics, energy and environment, and biology.

Chi-Chang Kao

Director, SLAC

Chi-Chang Kao came to SLAC in 2010 from Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, where he served as chairperson of the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS).

Dian Grueneich

Senior Research Scholar, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center

Dian Grueneich is a senior research scholar on the Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy and a nationally and internationally recognized energy expert, with 37 years' experience. Her expertise covers energy efficiency, demand response, smart grid, renewable energy resources, transmission, and climate change.

Rod Ewing

Frank Stanton Professor in Nuclear Security and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Rod Ewing is the Frank Stanton Professor in Nuclear Security in the Center for International Security and Cooperation in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and a professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences in the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University.

Stefan Heck

Consulting Professor, Stanford University

Stefan Heck is a consulting professor at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University, teaching courses and conducting research on innovation, energy, and resource economics.

Arun Majumdar

Professor, Mechnical Engineering

Arun Majumdar is the Jay Precourt Professor at Stanford University, a faculty member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and co-director of the Precourt Institute for Energy. 

Kate Maher

Assistant Professor, Geological and Environmental Sciences

Kate Maher received her B.A. from Dartmouth College in Environmental Earth Science in 1999, her M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from U.C. Berkeley in 2001 and her Ph.D in Earth and Planetary Sciences from U.C. Berkeley in 2005. Prior to coming to Stanford as an assistant professor in 2007, she was a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow with U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, CA. Kate also enjoys cycling, running and cross-country skiing.

Hemamala Karunadasa

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Hema Karunadasa’s research interests span Chemistry and Materials Science. Her group approaches solid-state materials using the tools of synthetic molecular chemistry to design hybrids that combine the strengths of molecules and extended solids.

Tom Jaramillo

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Recent years have seen unprecedented motivation for the emergence of new energy technologies. Global dependence on fossil fuels, however, will persist until alternate technologies can compete economically. We must develop means to produce energy (or energy carriers) from renewable sources and then convert them to work as efficiently and cleanly as possible.

Robert Jackson

Professor, Environmental Earth System Science; Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy; Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Robert B. Jackson is the Douglas Provostial Professor in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. He studies how people affect the Earth, including research on the global carbon and water cycles, biosphere/atmosphere interactions, energy use and climate change.