Faculty Research Groups & Labs
Armeni Research Group (Gradient Spaces Lab)
The Gradient Spaces Lab focuses on developing quantitative and data-driven methods that learn from real-world visual data to generate, predict, and simulate new or renewed built environments that place the human in the center. Our goal is to create sustainable, inclusive, and adaptive built environments that can support our current and future physical and digital needs. As part of our research vision, we are particularly interested in creating spaces that blend from the 100% physical (real reality) to the 100% digital (virtual reality) and anything in between, with the use of Mixed Reality.
Baker Research Group
Our group focuses on the development and use of probabilistic and statistical tools for managing risk due to extreme loads on the built environment.
Our group studies the impact of building design and materials on human wellbeing. We explore how buildings can include both physical and digital adaptations to improve wellbeing outcomes including new methods of bringing nature and the experience of nature into buildings.
Boehm Research Group
Our group is interested in pathogens in the environment including their sources, fate, and transport in natural and engineered systems. We focus on key problems in both developed and developing countries with the overarching goal of designing and testing novel interventions and technologies for reducing the burden of disease.
Borja Research Group
The Borja Research Group works in theoretical and computational solid mechanics, geomechanics, and geosciences. Current projects focus on shale, poromechanics, and large deformation inelasticity.
Davis Research Group
The Davis group works on water and waste, health and development, focusing on the interface of engineered water supply and sanitation systems and their users, largely in developing countries.
Fischer Research Group
The Fischer Research Group formalizes the representation and communication of spatial and temporal aspects of construction within a 4D (3D plus time) framework to allow project managers to create schedule alternatives rapidly to find the best way to build a particular design.
The Fletcher lab uses engineering tools and policy analysis to create a more sustainable and just world. We work to advance water resources management to promote resilient and equitable responses to an uncertain future, and we develop computational modeling approaches that bridge the natural and social environments.
Fringer Research Group
The Fringer group focuses on the development and implementation of numerical modeling techniques to simulate multiscale fluid dynamical processes in the environment. While the ultimate goal is to develop accurate numerical modeling tools to simulate surface water flows and predict environmental impacts, the research is also driven by the need to understand basic physical processes.
Gorlé Lab (Wind Engineering Lab)
The Wind Engineering for Sustainable Urban Environments lab aims to advance understanding and predictive modeling of wind flow in urban areas through collaborative learning and research. Our research focuses on establishing multi-scale and multi-fidelity modeling frameworks that incorporate uncertainty quantification and data assimilation, and on investigating how these tools can effectively support sustainable urban and building design.
The Jacobson Lab focuses on better understanding air pollution and global warming problems and developing large-scale clean, renewable energy solutions to them.
Jain Lab (Stanford Urban Informatics Lab)
The Stanford Urban Informatics Lab develops socio-technical and data-driven solutions to sustainability challenges facing the urban built environment.
Kitanidis Research Group
The Kitanidis Research Group focuses on the analysis of data and the development and implementation of mathematical models that describe and predict flow and transport rates in the environment.
Linder Lab (Computational Mechanics of Materials Lab)
The Computational Mechanics of Materials (CM2) Lab aims to understand micromechanically originated multi-scale and multi-physics mechanisms in solid materials undergoing large deformations and fracture. Applications include sustainable energy storage materials, flexible electronics, and granular materials.
Luthy Research Group
Our group focuses on environmental engineering and water quality with an emphasis on both engineered physicochemical processes and natural treatment processes. We seek to apply this knowledge to sustainable, systems-level solutions for water reuse and water quality management.
Mauter Lab (Water & Energy Efficiency for the Environment (WE3))
The mission of the WE3 Lab is to advance the energy efficiency of desalination through innovation in water treatment technology, optimization of water management practices, and redesign of water policies.
Our group employs a fundamental understanding of organic chemical reaction pathways to explore links between public health, engineering and sustainability. A key focus of our current research is engineering for the sustainable use of impaired waters.
Noh Lab (Structures as Sensors Lab)
The pioneering Structures as Sensors Lab aims to enable physical structures to be user- and environment-aware. Using structures as a sensing medium, high-rate dynamic sensing and multi-source inferencing enables our ability to perceive and understand the information about users and surroundings to enhance sustainability and occupant quality of life.
Osman Lab (Equitable Infrastructure Solutions for a Sustainable Future)
Our lab works to advance infrastructure systems design and management to promote equitable access and reduce environmental injustice. Our work centers a socio-technical lens to bridge the natural, built, and social environments to inform engineering and policy solutions that improves the resilience and equitability of underserved communities.
Ouellette Lab (Environmental Complexity Lab)
The Environmental Complexity Lab, studies self-organization in a variety of complex systems with relevance to the environment, ranging from turbulent fluid flow to granular materials to collective motion in animal groups.
Rajagopal Lab (Stanford Sustainable Systems Lab)
Our group works on signal processing, statistics, communication and control of sustainable large complex networks.
Our group studies the nonlinear and dynamic response of structural systems using hybrid numerical and experimental methods. Our goal is to address the impacts of natural hazards and climate change through more resilient and sustainable structural designs and renewable energy technologies.
The Spormann Lab works at the interface of fundamental metabolic processes of anaerobic microorganisms and their application in bioenergy, bioremediation, and human intestinal health.