Introduction to the Physics of Energy

PH240 - Stanford University - Fall 2017
R. B. Laughlin


Sean Afshar Energy Sources and Policy in Zimbabwe
Desertec: Harnessing the Energy of the Desert
Opemipo Akerele Solar Energy and Urban Infrastructure in Nigeria
The Nigerian Petroleum Industry and its Health Implications
Valarie Allman Energy Impacts of Food Waste in the United States
Tesla HyperLoop
Tim Anderson Solar Energy and Oil Recovery
States of Fear and Nuclear Energy
Malik Antoine Effects of Offshore Drilling in Louisiana
Hydroelectric Power Plants
Michelle Bach Photosynthetic Bacteria to Power the Heart
Renewable, Low-Cost, Human Powered Centrifuge
James Bai Pacemaker Battery Longevity
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Crisis
Joe Begovich Nuclear Waste in Idaho
The Clean Power Plan
Mason Black Powering a Colony on Mars
Debunking the Death Star
Chas Blakemore Harnessing Zero-Point Energy
Hand-Painted Organic Photovoltaics
Michael Boden Tesla Motors Batteries
Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
Quinn Brodey Impact of Electric Vehicles on the Oil Industry
Urban Design to Mitigate Urban Heat Islands
William Brown Failed BONUS in Puerto Rico
Renewable Energy in Puerto Rico
Frank Buncom IV The Rise of Solar Energy
The Challenges of Producing Biofuel from Algae
Lewis Burik Coal and China
Wind Energy
Evan Burke Renewable Energy in Ireland
The Future of Japanese Energy Post-Fukushima
Scott Buttinger Falling Oil Prices and the Effect on the Canadian Oil Sands
South Australian Power Issues and the World's Largest Battery
Mary Caballero Hydraulic Fracturing
Diesel Vehicles and the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal
Camila Camacho Denmark's Growing Wind Capacity
Brazil's Growing Hydropower and its Implications
Cody Carlton The Sharing Economy in our Modern Society
Solar Power as an Option for Renewable Energy in Hawaii
Kyra Carusa Operations of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station
Diego Celis Charging Under Different Lenses
The Understanding of Sound Energy
Dennis Chang The Renewable Energy Ecosystem in Latin America
Solar Energy in China
Hanna Chang Changes in Energy Policy in South Korea
Analysis of the Benefits and Limits of Biofuel
Payton Chang The Increase of Solar Panel Parking Lots
Self-Driving Cars and Their Environmental Impact
Davis Chhoa Passenger Aircraft Efficiency
Solar Electrification of Rural Cambodia
Madie Chou Solar Forecasting
The EU's Push Towards Zero Energy Buildings
Keller Chryst MAUD Committee
Notable Contributions of James Chadwick
Daniel Cohn US Energy Production and Consumption
Oil to Consumer in California
Patrick Conaton Clean Energy in Switzerland
Mayak and the Kyshtym Disaster
Alana Cook Low Birth Weights in New Jersey Correlated to Coal Power Plant Emissions in Pennsylvania
The Next Generation of Roadways
Tom Coyle On-Demand Power in the U.K.
The 2004 Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act
Jack Dreyer Generating Electricity from Distillery Wastewater
The Benefits and Drawbacks of Offshore Wind Farms
Evan Enriques Hawai'i: Leading the World in Solar Energy
Geothermal Energy on the Big Island
Laura Feigen The Aesthetics of Sustainable Energy
Indoor Air Pollution and its Respiratory Health Impacts on Women and Children
Henri Fernandez The Bhopal Disaster
Ixtoc I Oil Spill
Boomer Fleming India's Emerging Energy Storage Market
Energy Poverty Across the Globe
Meg Gerli Agricultural Uses of Drones
Post Hurricane Power
Jeffrey Granja Extracting Geothermal Energy from a Supervolcano
Using Cryo-Electron Microscopy to Elucidate Biological Macromolecules
Siddharth Gupta The Rise of Solar Power in India
Formula 1 Car Power Units
Ben Hallock Firebrick Resistance-Heated Energy Storage
Solar Impulse Project: Huge Step Towards Solar Powered Flight
Keagan Hanley Chile Lithium Market Opportunity
India's Solar Energy Initiative
Connor Hasson The Past and Future of Coal as an Energy Source
German Natural Gas and the Nord Stream 2
Ares Hernandez Norway's Election and Its Implications for Energy Policy
2017 US Tax Reform Legislation and Energy
May Hlaing The Push to Cut Nuclear Energy in France
Seismic Studies in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Drew Holland Future of Powering Africa
China's Restriction on Coal Backfires
Franklin Huang Biomass Energy: Poop
Solar Powered Home
Michael Humphrey Harvesting Energy from Evaporation to Power the US
California's Future with Renewable Energy
Nicholas Kau Superconducting Engine for Commercial Aviation
Energy of Commercial Space Transportation
Sierra Kersten Computers That Run on Light
Melatonin and Energy Levels
Diana Kim Energy Put into Food
Waste to Energy Solution
Jae Hyun Kim Deep Learning for the Energy Cloud
Decoupling of Economy from Fossil Fuels
Emily Koufakis The Jiuquan Wind Power Base
The Impact of The Electric Vehicle
Jesse Kuet Hydroelectric Power in China
Sea Energy Potential in South Korea
Travis Lanham Powering the Cloud: Energy Trends in Datacenters
Policy Prescriptions for Encouraging Nuclear Energy
Brett Larsen Evaluating Evaporation as a Potential Renewable Energy Source
Blockchain Technology and Distributed Energy Grids
Juan Leis-Pretto Regenerative Braking
Hydropower in India
Jason Li China Exports Coal Energy to Africa
Thorium for Energy: Historical Challenges and Current Efforts
Andrew Liang Wireless Charging
Offshore vs. Onshore Wind Power
Evan Long Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers and Impacts
The Challenges of Space-Based Solar Power
Jonathan Mak Clean Energy Alternatives for South Africa
Energy in Hong Kong
William Marshall Enhanced Weathering
Bryan McLellan Solar Powered Aviation
The Dakota Access Pipeline
Richard McNitzky Drilling for Oil in Somalia
Black Gold, the Danger of Drilling for Oil in the Lone Star State
Chandler Mores Wind Energy in Iowa
The Flint, Michigan, Water Crisis and Lead Poisoning
Nathaniel Morris Geothermal Power Plants in Costa Rica
Converting Algae to Energy
Muzzammil Muhammad Shittu North Korea: Nukes or Kilowatts?
Nigeria's Energy Sector and Refinery Future
Alameen Murphy Electric Bus
Public Transportation in the DMV
Lauren Murphy Arizona, California, and Solar Energy Storage
Princess Elisabeth Antarctica: An Energy Station
Ahmed Mustafa A Solar-Powered Sudan
China's Fuel-Celled Future
Ian Naccarella LaNi5H6 and Similar Alloys for Hydrogen Storage
Polyrotaxane Binders for Silicon Anodes in Li-Ion Batteries
Ronjon Nag Changing the Reflectivity of Clouds to Reduce Global Warming
The Energy Physics of the Pistol Shrimp
Regina Nguyen Tesla's Solar Roof
The World's First Floating Wind Farm
Emil Noordeh Leapfrogging Dirty Energy in Developing Nations
Energy Derivatives
Gigi Nwagbo Oil Pollution in the Niger Delta
Renewable Energy in Nigeria
Wesley Olmsted Tidal Power in Florida
Generating Electricity from Microbes
Sanghyeon Park Ionocraft: Electrohydrodynamic Ion-Propelled Aircraft
Electrostatic Precipitator: An Electric Air Filter
Genevieve Payzer Feasibility of Antimatter Power Plants
Bovine Energy Management
Sam Perry New Zealand Dam Power
New Zealand Wind Power
Sam Pfeil San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Decommissioning Contract
Lithium Batteries: Benefits and Dangers
Emanuel Pinilla Reversible Computing and Data Centers for Efficient Computing
The Future of Renewable Energy in Colombia
Kathryn Plummer Wind Energy in Coachella Valley
Sondors: The Electric Bike Used Around College Campuses
Collin Riccitelli Impacts of Damming the Columbia River
Harnessing the Ocean's Energy
Jack Richardson Moss Landing Desalination Plant
Natural Gas Semi Trucks
Arturo Rojas Boom to Bust: Germany's Solar Industry
Preventing Thermal Runaway in Batteries
Angel Rubio How Clean is Costa Rica?
Did Energy Ruin Venezuela?
Persiana Saffari Biology's Quantum Leap: Dissecting A Modern Hypothesis for Mutation
Proton Beam Cancer Therapy
Sydney Shaw Solar Energy in the United States
Hydroelectric Power in California
Daniel Shin In-Situ Experiments in the Deep Sea
China's Renewable Energy Boom
Vasundhara Singh UAE Solar Power and Clean Water Supply
Bitcoin and Energy
Charles Skolds Indonesia's Marine Energy Program
Wind Energy's Impact on Wildlife Conservation
Martina Sly Semi-Solar Powered Cars are the Future
A Win-Win: Can a Green Energy Source Stop Natural Disasters?
Sadaf Sobhani The Link Between Climate Change Mitigation and Poverty Alleviation
Carbon Capture and Storage in Power Generation
Millie Stefanowicz Net-Zero Buildings
Solar Panel Efficiency
Loza Tadesse Bioinspired Battery Technologies
Bioinspired Solar Cell Technologies
Jonathan Timcheck The Energy in Wildfires: The Western United States
The Energy Cost of a Roller Coaster Ride
John Toner Push to Renewables: Hawaii
Hydroelectricity In Hawaii
Ben Vierra Solar Energy in California
The Impact of the Paris Climate Agreement
Paige Voigt Future of Fabric - Triboelectric Materials
Power Sources for Implantable Medical Devices
Frank Voris Analysis of Fracking-Induced Seismic Events
Natural Gas as a Bridge Fuel
Charlie Walker Hydro-Québec: Lessons in Renewable Energy
Hydroelectricity and Development: The Cahora Bassa Dam
Jack Walsh Renewable Energy in Michigan
Electric Vehicles' Present Status and Future Potential
Derek Wang Upconverting Materials for Photocatalysis
Co-Sensitized Organic Dyes for Solar Cells
Kalvin Wang Harvesting Geothermal Energy in Indonesia
Energy Benefits of Modular Steel Frame Homes
Keith Weisenberg Hurricane Waste in Florida as Energy
The Hydrogen Car
Misha Wilcockson The Game Theory of OPEC
The Physics of Rowing
Brandon Wu Energy in Space Exploration
Wireless Energy Transfer
Brandon Wulff Mining the Moon
Osmotic Power
Michelle Xiao Saving the Ozone Layer
Turning Cow Manure into Energy
Sophia Xiao Solar Power Usage for Mobile Health
Energy Usage of Hospitals
Clark Yarbrough France's International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor
Venezuela's Energy Crisis
Allen Yu Graphene Battery as Energy Storage
Data Center Design and its Energy Consumption