Energy and Environment Affiliates Program
Overview of the Affiliates Program
- Engage companies and other organizations in Stanford research in energy, environment, materials, chemistry, and sustainability.
- Encourage organizations to participate and provide a real-world perspective.
- Team faculty and graduate students with industry representatives on research projects.
- Provide financial support for research and education.
- Select focal areas which represent rich opportunities for developing timely and appropriate solutions.
- Create a forum where companies, foundations, and universities can exchange best practices and pursue out-of-the-box ideas.
- Foster more rapid commercialization of working solutions.
The Energy and Environment Affiliates Program is a partnership between member industrial firms and Stanford University.
The program supports advanced research, policy study, outreach, and education across a broad range of issues at the intersection of energy and environmental science, materials and chemistry, technology, and policy. In addition, it provides a means for member organizations to not only directly support our activities, but to be involved more closely than they could otherwise with Stanford's research activities in these areas.
Stanford Report, January 4, 2013, Toshiya Okamura, visiting scholar through the Energy and Environment Affiliates Program
Sacrifice and luck help Japan survive without nuclear power. After the Fukushima disaster, Japan began shutting down its other reactors. Toshiya Okamura, a Toyko Gas executive and visiting scholar at Stanford University, explains how the country survived the summer, and expresses deeps concerns about this winter and his country's energy future. Click here to read the full article.
Stanford Scientists Create All-Carbon Solar Cell
Stanford Professor Zhenan Bao and her colleagues have developed the first solar cell made entirely of carbon, a promising alternative to the expensive materials used in photovoltaic devices today.
Stanford Researchers Wire Kelp Forests
The Kelp Forest Array, located just offshore of Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station, will provide the power and real-time data access scientists need to monitor the effects of climate change on the California coast.
Making Methane From Microbes
Microbes that convert electricity into methane could become an important source of renewable energy, according to Stanford Professor Alfred Spormann.
Scientists Probe Lithium-Sulfur Batteries in Real Time
Johanna Nelson uses powerful X-ray imaging to study lithium-sulfur batteries, a promising technology that could someday power electric vehicles.