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Sally Benson


Stanford University Precourt Family Professor

Sally M. Benson joined Stanford University in 2007. She holds three appointments at Stanford: professor of energy resources engineering in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences; former co-director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, the campus-wide hub of energy research and education; and director of the Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP), a pioneering university-industry partnership to develop innovative, low-carbon energy supplies to meet global energy needs. Prior to joining GCEP, Benson completed a four-year term as Deputy Director of Operations at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Benson is an internationally recognized scientist with extensive management experience. She is the author or co-author of over 160 scientific publication and in a member of the American Geophysical Union, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Chemical Society.