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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.

Transition leadership

Co-lead the transition team creating the new school.

Kathryn “Kam” Moler — Transition Dean; Marvin Chodorow Professor; Sapp Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education; Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics
Stephan Graham — Transition Vice Dean; Chester Naramore Dean of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences; Welton Joseph and Maud Lanphere Crook Professor of Applied Earth Sciences; Professor of Geological Sciences

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)