Affiliate - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Assistant Professor of Energy Resources Engineering; Center Fellow, by courtesy, Precourt Institute for Energy
Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences
I am interested in reducing the environmental impacts of energy systems. More specifically, I focus on understanding, measuring, and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from fossil energy sources. Reducing GHG emissions from fossil fuels is important because fossil energy sources will continue to be key components of our energy system for decades to come. My research in this area uses the tools of life cycle assessment (LCA) and process optimization to measure and estimate impacts from technologies at broad scales (LCA) and to help reduce these impacts (optimization). Applications include reducing GHG emissions from transportation energy supply and from power systems through CCS.
Selected Publications by this Author
News & Press Releases
Stanford research shows plugging methane leaks will cost about a third less than the EPA estimates, further underscoring the cost-effectiveness of emissions mitigation – but the agency will also likely fall short of its 2025 reduction targets.
By Danielle Torrent Tucker,
Mentions Adam Brandt's study looking into better mobile detection methods of methane gas.
By Maurice Smith,
Dr. Adam Brandt teams up with EDF for the Stanford/EDF Mobile Monitoring Challenge (MMC) to "rigorously test and compare the most promising new mobile technologies and approaches to quickly detect and quantify methane emissions."
By Ben Ratner and Ramon Alvarez,
Woods Affiliate Adam Brandt (energy resources engineering) says substantial leaks can sometimes go completely undetected, and that there is a need to design ways to quickly detect and fix large leaks soon after they happen.
By Joby Warrick,