Stanford Experts

Sally Benson

Title:
Co-director, Precourt Institute for Energy; Professor of energy resources engineering; senior fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy

Email:
smbenson@stanford.edu

Phone:
(650) 725-0358

Website:
https://profiles.stanford.edu/sally-benson

Description

Sally M. Benson is the co-director of Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy and the director of the Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP). 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. A ground water hydrologist and reservoir engineer, Benson has conducted research to address a range of issues related to energy and the environment. Her research interests include geologic storage of CO2 in deep underground formations, technologies and energy systems for a low-carbon future, and geotechnical instrumentation for subsurface characterization and monitoring.