CEE 107A/207A/EarthSys 103: Understanding Energy

CEE 107S/207S: Understanding Energy: Essentials

CEE 107R/207R: E3: Extreme Energy Efficiency

CEE 107S/207S was formerly Energy Resources: Fuels and Tools


Postdoctoral Scholar, Sustainable Transportation
Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, Stanford University 2012-2015
—-Advisor: Jim Sweeney

PhD in Atmosphere/Energy
Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Sept. 2012
—-Integrating Near-Explicit Gas- and Aqueous-Chemistry Mechanisms for Examining the impact of Ethanol (E85) on Urban Air Pollution with and without a Fog
—-Advisor: Mark Jacobson

MS in Atmosphere/Energy
Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2005

BS in Chemical Engineering
University of California at Berkeley, 2000

Brief Bio

Diana Ginnebaugh is a Core Lecturer in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at Stanford University. She teaches a CEE/EarthSys course called Understanding Energy in the fall and a related CEE course called Understanding Energy: Essentials in the spring and summer quarters. She also plans a CEE course called E3: Extreme Energy Efficiency that takes place at Rocky Mountain Institute in Basalt, CO over spring break, and is taught by energy efficiency guru Amory Lovins.

Diana has a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley in Chemical Engineering, and M.S. and PhD degrees in the Atmosphere/Energy program in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford. Her dissertation focused on atmospheric gas-phase and aqueous-phase chemistry and investigated the impact of ethanol (E85) use on urban air pollution. She was a Schneider Fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, D.C. working on transportation advocacy in the summer of 2005.

She worked for the Dow Chemical Company as a production engineer at a chlorine facility and as a project lead on energy efficiency projects from 2000 to 2004, and as a post-doctoral scholar investigating different areas of sustainable transportation at the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center at Stanford from 2012 to 2015. She grew up in Houston, Texas. She is an environmentalist and animal lover who enjoys hiking, running, skiing, playing water polo, hanging out with friends and family, connecting with students, and anything that involves spending time with her two kids.

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Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jerry Yang & Akiko Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building
MC 4020
473 Via Ortega, Room 399
Stanford, CA 94305

Curriculum Vitae