Looking back at Stanford's contributions to 2022 energy and environmental research
New reports detail how faculty, students, and scholars came together from across campus to generate sustainability solutions.
Each year, researchers at Stanford and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory produce hundreds of studies that advance our knowledge of environmental systems and generate innovative solutions to some of the most pressing energy, ecology, and sustainability challenges.
The Stanford Energy Research Year in Review, produced by the Precourt Institute for Energy, and the Stanford Environmental Research Year in Review, produced by the Woods Institute for the Environment, provide a snapshot of key studies from scholars across Stanford’s seven schools. These publications demonstrate how Stanford faculty, students, postdoctoral scholars, and research staff are building connections between knowledge generation and scalable impact.
This year’s reviews span a wide range of topics that can inform energy and environmental policies, technology, conservation, business, and decision-making, including:
- Impacts of natural gas stoves on human health and emissions
- Technological developments for improving batteries, solar, and nuclear energy
- Justice, food security, and human rights in blue food systems
- Carbon capture and storage
- Wildfire and climate change effects on human health and well-being
- Transforming wastewater into valuable materials
- Nature-based climate solutions
The handful of examples highlighted in each edition of Stanford Research Year in Reviews are far from comprehensive, but they illustrate the breadth and depth of expertise brought to collaborative partnerships at Stanford and SLAC.
A Stanford expert discusses how thinking on smaller scales about water treatment and reuse could help meet the challenges of water scarcity.
The new department within the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability incorporates the human element into interdisciplinary efforts to tackle humanity’s greatest sustainability challenges.
Hunt Allcott explores how new environmental solutions can be made as effective, sustainable, and equitable as possible.