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Research Institutes

Stanford is home to over 100 research institutes and centers that may have energy research opportunities depending on your interests. Stanford University's Precourt Institute for Energy concentrates the talents of the university on energy research and education, from basic science and technology to policy and business.

Precourt’s Research Areas page shares energy-related research at Stanford by topic. Precourt's Research Centers might have additional opportunities for you to explore, which includes all of our initiatives including Bits & Watts, Natural Gas, StorageX, and the new Hydrogen Initiative.

Energy Researchers and Research Groups

The Precourt Institute for Energy has a robust database of energy researchers across departments and research areas at Stanford. You can access this database and find faculty by department and energy research area. There are also research groups across Stanford that you can learn more about. For instance, the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences has Research Groups that spans Energy Resources Engineering, Earth System Science, and more.

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

SLAC is one of 17 Department of Energy Labs. Many threads of SLAC research come together in the quest for clean, sustainable energy sources. There are several SLAC research opportunities to engage with as a student, including the SLAC Summer Internship Program and the DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR).

Research Programs

You can get involved with energy research at Stanford through various research programs, assistantships, and internships. 

For undergraduate students: 

For graduate and doctoral students:


You can find additional opportunities on our Internships page.