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Atmosphere / Energy Program

Stanford University's Atmosphere/Energy program bridges the gap between the two key disciplines of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Atmosphere and energy are linked in two primary ways. First‚ fossil-fuel energy contributes directly to air pollution and climate change. Second‚ atmospheric winds‚ solar radiation and precipitation are sources of renewable wind‚ wave‚ solar and hydroelectric power. Combining the study of Atmosphere and Energy is a natural choice because the best ways to mitigate atmospheric problems are to increase the efficiency with which energy is used‚ optimize the use of natural energy resources, and understand the effects of energy technologies on the atmosphere.

The degree options include:

  • BS with an Individually Designed Major in Engineering: Atmosphere/Energy
  • BS in Environmental Engineering with a transcript designation of Atmosphere/Energy
  • MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a transcript designation of Atmosphere/Energy
  • PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering with a transcript designation of Atmosphere/Energy

Related Faculty & Staff

Diana Ginnebaugh

Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Lynn Hildemann

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mark Jacobson

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy, and at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Karl Knapp

Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Regina Lowery

Atmosphere & Energy Program Administrator, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Gilbert Masters

Professor (Teaching) of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus

Ram Rajagopal

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering

Jane Woodward

Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering