PH240 - Fall 2010
Introduction to the Physics of Energy

Prof. Robert B. Laughlin
Department of Physics
Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305


Salahodeen Abdul-Kafi Data Processing Power
Iraqi Oil Reserves
Firas Abuzaid Offshore Wind Energy
Pyroelectric Fusion
Subhan Ali Greenhouse Equivalency Factors
Life Cycle Assessment
A'Lester Allen Supramolecular Solar Energy Storage
Fighting Big Oil
Khalid Alnoaimi Heavy Oil Recovery: Definitions and Means
Shale Gas
Katy Ashe Methane Emissions From Tropical Dams
Photocell Economic History
Daulet Askarov Cogeneration
Endoreversible Thermodynamics: Curzon-Ahlborn Engine
Christopher Barile Oxygen Reduction Catalysts for Fuel Cells
Solar Thermal Energy Storage Systems
Mohammad Bazargan Combustion Method for Recovery of Crude Oil Reservoirs
Solar Steam Oil Recovery
Sam Birer Manure as Fuel
Population Dependence on Energy
Emmanuel Bonifacio Wave Energy
CO2 Use in the Fischer-Tropsch Process
Angie Boysen Venezuelan Oil Reserves
Pumped Storage Hydroelectricity
Jonah Brown-Cohen Cascading Power Failures
Photon-Enhanced Thermionic Emission
Christopher Bruner Microalgae Biodiesel
Organic Photovoltaics
Quan Bui History of Gasoline Prices in the United States
Cellulosic Ethanol
William Cash Overview of Wood Energy
Sewage Energy
Etosha Cave Ground Source Heat Pumps
Electrochemical CO2 Conversion
I-Tso Chen Steam Reforming of Methane
Hydrogen from Nuclear Reactors
Wenshi Chen Tidal Energy
Carbon Capture and Sequestration
Soham Chowdhury Nanowire Battery Anodes
Municipal Refuse Gasification
Taylor Cone High Altitude Wind Power: The Sky's the Limit
Space Elevators
Alex Contryman Hydrogen Storage Technology
Solar Water Heating Economics
Paul Cook World Energy Use
Design of a Household Human Waste Bioreactor
Andrew Danowitz Gas Guzzler Weights
Solar Thermal vs. Photovoltaic
Eric Eason Smartphone Battery Inadequacy
World Lithium Supply
Nils Engelsen Oil Resources in Norwegian Seas
Thorium - the Future of Nuclear Energy?
Serena Faruque Energy Savings from Solid State Lighting
Persuasive Software
Eric Glover Electricity Generation in a Post-Coal World
Aviation Biofuels
Craig Gorin The Athabasca Oil Sands
Extraction of Uranium From Seawater
Daniel Gratch The Transmission Superhighway
The Price of Gasoline in the United States and Abroad
Tim Haefele Superconducting Bearings for Flywheel Energy Storage
Black Silicon
Ryan Hamerly Direct Current Transmission Lines
Inertial Confinement Fusion
Curtis Hamman Energy for Plastic
Space Heating
Sara Harrison Natural Gas Hydrates
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
Curt Harting AC Transmission Line Losses
Rainfall as an Energy Source
Fidel Hernandez Robots With Energy Autonomy
Harvesting Energy from Soccer Balls
Steve Herron U.S. Oil Shale
Solar Irradiation and Energy from Deserts
Stephen Hibbs Two Hydrogen Cars
USA Without Fossil Fuel
Alexander Ho Economics of Submarine Transmission Cables in Hawaii
Synfuels
Stathis Ilonidis Solar Storm Vulnerability
Maglev Energy Budget
Srikanth Iyer The Merits of Smart Grid Technology
CMOS Power Consumption
Xi Jin Wind Energy in China
Breaking Down Cellulose
Elia Junco Anaerobic Bacteria
Huishan Dairy Cow Power
Fedja Kadribasic Energy Crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Lake Michigan Wind Farm controversy
Asad Kalantarian Fundamental Photovoltaic Limits
Colloidal Nanoparticle Solar Cells
Julian Kates-Harbeck Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Magnetic Nuclear Fusion
Shuang Li Energy Impact of Superconductors
Nanobattery Overview
Dong Liang Cleaner Coal, Cleaner Shanxi
Concentrated Photovoltaics
Michael Liu Fischer-Tropsch Sustainability
Solar Powered Flight
Brian Luk Ethanol Fuel Production
Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Chris Lyons Energy Economy of Turkey
Three Mile Island
Yue Ma Wireless Energy Transfer
Three Gorges Dam
Katie Malone Electrical Load Management
Temperature and Solar Energy
Derek Mendez Genshock Technology
Hydrous Thermal Depolymerization
Andrew Moir Personalized Energy
The Chemistry, Economics and Politics of Neodynium
Rebecca Nie Electric Vehicle Battery Pollution
Fusion and Hybrid Power Generation
Craig Peters The Importance of Payback Time in Photovoltaics
Thin Film Tandem Solar Cells
Matthew Potter Enhanced Geothermal Systems
Micro Hydro
Dmitry Pushkarev Monopolar High Voltage Direct Current Cables
Remote Tidal Power Transport
Tejo Pydipati Energy Use of Print vs. Electronic Media
Biogas in India
Jesse Ramirez Rechargeable Batteries: An Overview
Mobile Phone Radiation Safety
Ben Reinhardt Thermal Energy Storage
Heavy Oil Recovery and Supply
Daniel Riley Power From Space
First Solar
Ernar Sagatov Nuclear Power in Kazakhstan
Atasu-Alashankou Pipeline
Kunal Sahasrabuddhe The Economics of Electric Cars
Nuclear Breeding
Harpreet Sangha The Energy of Biomass
Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline
Harpreet Sangha The Energy of Biomass
Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline
Tyler Scott Uinta Basin Oil Shale Resource
USA Coal Resource Strategies
Raymond Sierra Drops at the Pump
What's Antimatter With You?
Darin Sleiter Synfuel Cycle Efficiency
Kite-Powered Generators
Peter Smillie Electric Vehicles in Denmark
Induced Seismicity
Katie Sokolowsky Vegetable Oil Biorefining via Olefin Metathesis
Solar Wind Power Satellites
Ben Stetler Energy Efficiency of Bicycle Transportation
Project Orion
John Sun Car Battery Efficiencies
LED Efficiencies
Linda Thompson Green Building Standards
Vitrification of Nuclear Waste
Takane Usui World Budget of Platinum
Direct Harvesting of Electricity from Plant Photosynthesis
Alok Vasudev The Levelized Cost of Electricity
Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting
Thomas Veltman Variable-Geometry Turbochargers
Diesel-Electric Hybrids
Jeffrey Weisse Thermoelectric Generators
Concentrated Solar Photovoltaics
Benjamin Wheeler Flywheel Energy Storage
Navajo Nation Nuclear Energy
Ayana Wilson The Grand Inga Dam Project
Imperial Valley Geothermal Energy
Seth Winger Piezoelectricity From Dancing
The Photovoltaic Highway
Matthew Yankowitz Superconducting Power Transmission
Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Enhanced Batteries