Energy and Environment Affiliates Program
Overview of the Affiliates Program
Grants Announced: Sensors and Big Data for Solving Environmental Challenges
Seed grants were awarded to four proposals. Information on 2014-15 grant recipients can be found here.
The Smart Grid Focused Group brings together a number of Stanford researchers working on issues such as grid stability with renewable energy, demand-side management strategies using large-scale individual load data, and simulation and modeling of the electric grid.
Stanford Sensors Research Directory This new directory makes it easy to see who is working on sensors at Stanford University.
Batteries Focused Group formed to focus on batteries and similar electronic energy storage, including supercapacitors.
Activities and Events include major conferences, focused groups meetings, three new faculty seminars, plus other custom meetings.
The Energy and Environment Affiliates Program (EEAP) creates a connection 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.
The Spring 2014 conference of the Energy and Environment Affiliates Program on Big Data for Energy and Environment was held on May 15, 2014.
The conference included speakers from Stanford and industry, who focused on the impact of massive data and sophisticated analytical techniques in fields such as electricity generation and distribution, manufacturing, oil and gas, and sustainability.
For more information, please visit the conference page
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.