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School of Engineering

Dean: James D. Plummer

Senior Associate Deans: Hilary Beech (Administration), Laura L. Breyfogle (External Relations), Anthony J. DiPaolo (Stanford Center for Professional Development), Brad Osgood (Student Affairs), Channing Robertson (Academic and Faculty Affairs)

Associate Dean: No P. Lozano (Diversity Programs)

Assistant Dean: Sally Gressens (Graduate Student Affairs)

Faculty Teaching General Engineering Courses

Professors: Brian Cantwell, Mark R. Cutkosky, Charbel Farhat, Thomas Lee, Larry Leifer, Drew Nelson, Brad Osgood, Channing Robertson, Stephen M. Rock, Bernard Roth, Sheri Sheppard, Robert Sinclair, Simon Wong

Associate Professors: Samuel S. Chiu, Christopher Edwards, J. Christian Gerdes, Ashish Goel, Sanjay Lall, Paul McIntyre, Reginald Mitchell, Olav Solgaard, Benjamin Van Roy

Assistant Professors: Eric Darve, Sarah Heilshorn, Gianluca Iaccarino, Adrian Lew, Nicolas A. Melosh, Gunter Niemeyer, Beth Pruitt, Clifford L. Wang, Thomas A. Weber, Xiaolin Zheng

Acting Assistant Professor: Lisa Y. Hwang

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

Associate Professor (Teaching): Mehran Sahami

Senior Lecturer: Claude Reichard

Lecturers: Steve Blank, Jerry Cain, Midge Eisele, David Jaffe, Vadim Khayms, Mary McDevitt, Lauren Rusk, Tina Seelig, Evelin Sullivan, Patrick Young, Julie Zelenski

Visiting Lecturer: Thomas Hurlbutt

Consulting Professors: Abbas Emami-Naeini, Thomas Kosnik

Consulting Associate Professor: Paul Mitiguy

Consulting Assistant Professor: William Behrman

Mail Code: 94305-4027

Phone: (650) 723-5984

Web Site:

Courses offered by the School of Engineering have the subject code ENGR, and are listed in the "Engineering [ENGR] Courses" section of this bulletin.

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 Alliance for Innovative Manufacturing at Stanford, Center for Integrated Systems, Center on Polymer Interfaces and Macromolecular Assemblies, Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects, Center for Position, Navigation, and Time, and the NIH Biotechnology Graduate Training Grant in Chemical Engineering. Energy Resources Engineering (formerly Petroleum Engineering) is offered through the School of Earth Sciences.

The School of Engineering's 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 We also have an exchange program available to selected 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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