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These stories offer a glimpse of the many ways in which faculty and students are addressing some of today's greatest challenges in the Earth and environmental sciences.

Congratulations to Ekin Ozdogan on her Ph.D. Defense!
Submitted on Nov 15 2012

Ekin Ozdogan Congratulations to Ekin Ozdogan for successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis.
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Congratulations to Yifan and Xiaochen on Ph.D. Defense!
Submitted on Nov 2 2012

Yifan and Xiaochen Congratulations to Husband and Wife Yifan Zhou and Xiaochen Wang for successfully defending their Ph.D. thesis.
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Mahnaz Firouzi Wins SUPD Postdoc Research Award
Submitted on Sep 20 2012

Mahnaz FirouziMahnaz Firouzi is awarded the SUPD Postdoc Research Award at the 2nd Annual SUPD Research Symposium.

Adam Brandt Launches New Research Group Website
Submitted on Sep 18 2012

Environmental Assessment & Optimizaition GroupAdam Brandt launches new research group website "Environmental Assessment and Optimization"

Mehrdad Gharib Shirangi is the recipient of the SPE 2012 Star Fellowship Award
Submitted on Jul 25 2012

Mehrdad Gharib Shirangi

Mehrdad Gharib Shirangi is the recipient of the SPE 2012 Star Fellowship Award for Western North America Region. The Star scholarships for undergraduates and fellowships for graduate students support those pursuing degrees related to the oil and gas industry until the completion of degree for which awarded.

Charles Kang is Recipient of VPGE-Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship Program (SIGF)
Submitted on Jul 2 2012

Charles KangThe Fellowships are designed to attract the most talented students to study at Stanford, as well as to honor and support our most outstanding current doctoral students. The Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF) Program is a new university-wide program to award three-year fellowships to outstanding doctoral students engaged in interdisciplinary research. It is a competitive university-wide program overseen and administered by the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE).

Hai Xuan Vo wins Centennial Teaching Assistant Award 2012
Submitted on Jun 15 2012

Hai Xuan VoThe program recognizes and rewards outstanding teaching by teaching assistants in the Schools of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences and Engineering. EWART THOMAS, professor of psychology, started the program in 1989, during his years as H&S dean, in order to acknowledge and celebrate the important role that TAs play in teaching at Stanford. Each year half of the departments in H&S are invited to choose usually one to three (depending on the department or program’s size) of their graduate student teachers to be honored by the designation Centennial TA.

Ekin Ozdogan wins Student Poster Award at North American Membrane Society Conference
Submitted on Jun 14 2012

Ekin OzdoganERE Student Ekin Ozdogan has won the 2nd place award in the student poster competition at the 22nd Annual Meeting of North American Membrane Society (NAMS) held in New Orleans, LA.  Her winning poster "Nitrogen-Selective Membranes for Carbon Capture Applications" was chosen from 50 entries in the Gas Separations division. NAMS awards program is designed to encourage and support outstanding individuals that have made significant contributions to the advancement of membrane technology. 

ERE Student Awards 2012 Announced
Submitted on Jun 6 2012


Awards are given out each year to ERE Students in three categories. The Henry J. Ramey, Jr. Fellowship Award recognizes the most prominent research student in the department. Frank G. Miller Fellowship Award recognizes the top student each quarter in course performance. It is awarded three times each year to a student selected on grade performance and research productivity from the preceding quarter. The William H. Brigham Memorial Award recognizes a student, or a staff member, who contributes their time generously to improve the lives of others. It is an award for department citizenship. 2012 Recipients

New book on carbon capture by Jennifer Wilcox
Submitted on May 22 2012

Jennifer WilcoxEnergy Resources Engineering Assistant Professor Jennifer Wilcox approaches the energy science sub-field carbon capture with an interdisciplinary discussion based upon fundamental chemical concepts ranging from thermodynamics, combustion, kinetics, mass transfer, material properties, and the relationship between the chemistry and process of carbon capture technologies.