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Students showcasing research posters at the 2015 GCEP Symposium

Making large scale solar work: What is needed and what role can Stanford play?

April 28, 2010 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Building 420, Room 40
Free and Open to All

Bio: I was born and raised in the Netherlands, but left the country in 1990 in search for hillier and sunnier places. After spending some time in various places in Northern Europe, Colorado and Georgia, I ended up at Stanford for my Ph.D. After completion in 1997, I moved to New Zealand and back to Stanford in 2001. I’m now a professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford, interested in computer simulation and mathematical analysis of engineering processes. I specialize in renewable and fossil energy production. I am also active in coastal ocean dynamics and yacht design, as well as several areas in computational mathematics including search algorithm design and matrix computations. Apart from research, I enjoy teaching and thinking about energy issues. Check out for thoughts and discussions on energy issues and policies. And then, there is a whole life outside academia. I love the outdoors, music, writing, reading, horse back riding, motorcycling, scuba, yoga, arts and travel with my son.  

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