Introducing Energy & Environmental Science’s new Editorial Board Member Sally Benson

We are delighted to introduce Professor Sally Benson as Energy & Environmental Science’s new Editorial Board Member.

Sally M. Benson, who joined Stanford University in 2007, is the co-director of Stanford’s Precourt Institute. A Professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences; she studies technologies and pathways to reducing greenhouse gas emissions including geologic storage of CO2 in deep underground formations and energy systems analysis for a low-carbon future. She also directs Stanford’s Global Climate and Energy Project.

Prior to joining Stanford, Benson was Division Director for Earth Sciences, Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Sciences and Deputy Director at LBNL.

Professor Benson serves on the Board of Directors for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Climate Central. Currently she also serves on the Advisory Boards for Argonne National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Princeton’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative, Princeton’s Adlinger Center, Japan’s Initiative for the Cool Earth Forum, and the Lahore University of Management Science in Pakistan. Over the past several years she participated in a number of National Academy of Sciences, Secretary of Energy, and National Petroleum Council research needs assessments related to carbon management.

Recent Papers

Open AccessHydrogen or batteries for grid storage? A net energy analysis
Matthew A. Pellow, Christopher J. M. Emmott, Charles J. Barnhart and Sally M. Benson
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015,8, 1938-1952 DOI: 10.1039/C4EE04041D

Open Access The energetic implications of introducing lithium-ion batteries into distributed photovoltaic systems
Simon Davidsson Kurland and Sally M. Benson
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2019, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C9SE00127A


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