Cultivating energy leaders
The Stanford Energy Postdoctoral Fellowship aims to identify, develop, and connect the next generation of energy leaders from science and engineering to policy and economics to address the challenges of the global energy transformation through interdisciplinary approaches.
Fellows participate in professional programming that complements their postdoctoral work and prepares them to take on leadership roles in energy in all sectors of academia, industry, government, and nonprofit.
A word from the director
I know how beneficial a great postdoctoral program can be. I began researching sustainable energy technology as a Miller postdoctoral fellow at UC–Berkeley and Berkeley Lab. In 2004, Steve Chu became director of the lab. Steve, a Nobel physicist, arrived with such a strong commitment to sustainable energy. He and I overlapped for only about a year before I was hired as an assistant professor at Stanford, but I started my focus on energy research based on what I had first learned from Steve.
Coming full circle: Steve, also at Stanford after his time as U.S. secretary of energy, has agreed to chair the Stanford Energy Postdoctoral Fellowship’s advisory board. I and the other leaders of the program are thrilled Steve has taken on this role.
If you are interested in interdisciplinary research in pursuit of sustainable, affordable, secure energy for all people, I encourage you to apply and hope to see you soon on the Stanford campus.
- Yi Cui
Director, Sustainability Accelerator, Stanford University
Director, Stanford Energy Postdoctoral Fellowship
Professor, Materials Science & Engineering