Jacques de Chalendar

Jacques de Chalendar

Adjunct Lecturer

Benson Lab

Energy Resources Engineering

Stanford University


Jacques de Chalendar is a Visting Scholar and an Adjunct Lecturer in the Energy Resources Engineering department at Stanford University. He was previously a doctoral candidate in the same department, advised by Profs. Sally Benson and Peter Glynn. He is also an Ingénieur Polytechnicien from the French Ecole Polytechnique (X2011).

His research focuses on building state-of-the-art computational tools for energy and carbon management problems. Two currently active projects include (1) building tools to track emissions in the US power system and (2) experimenting with building HVAC systems on the Stanford campus in the context of the COOLER Research Program. COOLER’s goal is to make large, modern buildings more energy-efficient, low carbon and resilient using data, optimization, and control.


  • Low Carbon Energy
  • Energy Systems Modeling
  • Optimization
  • Statistical Learning


  • PhD in Energy Resources Engineering, 2020

    Stanford University

  • MSc in Energy Resources Engineering, 2016

    Stanford University

  • BSc and MSc in Engineering, 2014

    Ecole Polytechnique


Emissions tracking

Tracking energy and emissions in the electric sector.

Flexible urban energy

City-scale decarbonization experiments with integrated energy systems.

Ripening bubbles

Pore-scale imaging and modeling for the safe sequestration of carbon dioxide.

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