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Arun Majumdar

Inaugural dean: Arun Majumdar

A professor of mechanical engineering and former co-director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, Majumdar will assume his new position June 15.

Leaders of Areas of Scholarship, Engagement, and Research (LASERs)

Build community and foster areas of scholarship.

Rosemary Knight (Geophysics) — The George L. Harrington Professor; Professor of Geophysics; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Wendy Mao (Geological Sciences) — Professor of Geological Sciences and of Photon Science 
Sarah Billington (Civil and Environmental Engineering) — UPS Foundation Professor; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Hamdi Tchelepi (Energy Science and Engineering) — Professor of Energy Resources Engineering; Affiliate of Precourt Institute for Energy
Fio Micheli (Oceans) — David and Lucile Packard Professor of Marine Science; Professor of Biology; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Scott Fendorf (Environment and Ecosystems)  — Terry Huffington Professor; Professor of Earth System Science; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Noah Diffenbaugh (Climate) — Kara J Foundation Professor; Kimmelman Family Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Professor of Earth System Science
Marshall Burke (Sustainable Development) — Associate Professor of Earth System Science; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Bill Barnett (Environmental Behavior) — The Thomas M. Siebel Professor of Business Leadership; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Yi Cui (Precourt Institute for Energy) — Director of the Precourt Institute for Energy; Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Chris Field (Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment) — Director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Melvin and Joan Lane Professor of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies; Professor of Earth System Science and of Biology; Senior Fellow of the Precourt Institute for Energy


A student advisory council is working with school leadership in advance of the launch in September 2022

  • Fola Ayoola (PhD; Energy Resource Engineering)
  • Evan Baldonado (UG; Computer Science, Environmental Justice minor)
  • Sadie Blancaflor (UG; Anthropology)
  • Emma Dolan (Co-term MS; Sustainability Science and Practice)
  • Katrina Magno (PhD; Geophysics)
  • Chloe Mikles (PhD; Biology, Hopkins Marine Station)
  • Michelle Ng (PhD; Communications and Psychology)
  • Christopher Noll (UG; Geological Sciences)
  • Calli Obern (MS; International Policy)
  • Terachet (Drive) Rojrachsombat (UG; Earth Systems)
  • Nina Berlin Rubin (PhD; Earth System Science)
  • Karli Moore (PhD: Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources)
  • Dinesh Moorjani (PhD: Civil and Environmental Engineering)