Stanford’s Arun Majumdar, Yi Cui talk energy innovation – Stanford Report – Stanford University News

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November 1, 2022 Stanford’s Arun Majumdar, Yi Cui talk energy innovation During a fireside chat Tuesday, Arun Majumdar, dean of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, and Yi Cui, director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, discussed Stanford’s role in developing clean energy solutions.

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By Alex Kekauoha

As more countries and organizations around the world commit to sustainability goals in the face of increasingly detrimental impacts of climate change, Stanford, and the academy at large, must play an active role in the transition to clean energy, according to Arun Majumdar, dean of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.

Yi Cui, director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, and Arun Majumdar, dean of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, engage in a fireside chat at Stanford Energy Innovation Day. (Image credit: Steve Castillo)

“Academia has to step up in that mix and help and enable that global ecosystem [that] wants to go in the right direction,” he said during a fireside discussion with Yi Cui, director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, Tuesday morning in McCaw Hall at the Stanford Alumni Center.
Majumdar noted that while universities can provide education, ideas, and talent, they cannot act alone. “Partnership is absolutely critical.”
The talk was part of Stanford Energy Innovation Day, which convenes research faculty, startups, venture capital firms, angel investors, corporate ventures, and others to discuss deploying energy solutions at speed and scale. Topics included innovation and entrepreneurship, digitization and AI integration, batteries, charging infrastructure, grid transformation, energy storage, transportation, and carbon removal.
The event included a startup showcase, presentations, and a networking reception. It kicks off the Stanford Global Energy Forum, a three-day gathering of global leaders engaging in strategic dialogue about the future of energy.
Energy innovation at Stanford
The fireside chat opened with a discussion on how innovating for energy differs from innovating for information technology. Majumdar noted that there are infrastructure challenges associated with the for …

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