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School of Engineering

Dean: James D. Plummer

Senior Associate Deans: Laura L. Breyfogle (External Relations), (Stanford Center for Professional Development), Curtis W. Frank (Faculty and Academic Affairs), Clare Hansen-Shinnerl (Administration), Brad Osgood (Student Affairs)

Associate Dean: Noé P. Lozano (Diversity Programs)

Assistant Dean: Sally Gressens (Graduate Student Affairs)

Faculty Teaching General Engineering Courses

Professors: Stacey F. Bent, Roger Howe, Chaitan Khosla, Reginald Mitchell, Drew Nelson, Brad Osgood, Channing R. Robertson (Emeritus), Stephen M. Rock, Sheri Sheppard, Robert Sinclair, Stuart Thompson, Simon Wong

Associate Professors: Eric Darve, Ashish Goel, Paul McIntyre, Benjamin Van Roy, Olav Solgaard

Assistant Professors: Charles E. Eesley, Sarah Heilshorn, Adrian Lew, Nicolas A. Melosh, Christina Smolke, Clifford L. Wang, Xiaolin Zheng

Professors (Teaching): Thomas H. Byers, Robert E. McGinn, Eric Roberts

Associate Professor (Teaching): Mehran Sahami

Senior Lecturer: Vadim Khayms, Claude Reichard

Lecturers: Steve Blank, Jerry Cain, David Evans, Royal Kopperud, David Jaffe, Mary McDevitt, R. Ann Miura-Ko, Evelin Sullivan, Matt Vassar

Consulting Professor: Paul Mitiguy

Consulting Associate Professors: Brendan Boyle

Consulting Assistant Professors: Stuart Brown, Scott Doorley

Academic Research & Program Officer: Tina Seelig

Other Teaching: Keith Schwarz, Noé Lozano

Mail Code: 94305-4027

Phone: (650) 723-5984

Web Site:

Courses offered by the School of Engineering are listed under the subject code ENGR on the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses web site.

The School of Engineering offers undergraduate programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.S.), programs leading to both B.S. and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees, other programs leading to a B.S. with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in a field of the humanities or social sciences, dual-degree programs with certain other colleges, and graduate curricula leading to the degrees of M.S., Engineer, and Ph.D.

The school has nine academic departments: Aeronautics and Astronautics, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Management Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. These departments and one interdisciplinary program, the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, are responsible for graduate curricula, research activities, and the departmental components of the undergraduate curricula.

In research where faculty interest and competence embrace both engineering and the supporting sciences, there are numerous programs within the school as well as several interschool activities, including the Army High Performance Computing Research Center, Biomedical Informatics Training Program, Center for Integrated Systems, Center for Work, Technology, and Organization, Center on Polymer Interfaces and Macromolecular Assemblies, Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects, Center for Position, National Center for Physics-Based Simulation in Biology, Navigation, and Time, the Energy Modeling Forum, the NIH Biotechnology Graduate Training Grant in Chemical Engineering, and the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. Energy Resources Engineering (formerly Petroleum Engineering) is offered through the School of Earth Sciences.

The School of Engineering's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design ( brings together students and faculty in engineering, business, education, medicine, and the humanities to learn design thinking and work together to solve big problems in a human-centered way.

The Woods Institute for the Environment ( brings together faculty, staff, and students from the schools, institutes and centers at Stanford to conduct interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach to promote an environmentally sound and sustainable world.

The School of Engineering has a summer internship program in China for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, see The department also has an exchange program available to graduate students whose research would benefit from collaboration with Chinese academic institutions.

Instruction in Engineering is offered primarily during Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters of the regular academic year. During the Summer Quarter, a small number of undergraduate and graduate courses are offered.

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