Sally Benson


Director of Global Climate and Energy Project and Research Professor of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University

Research Interests

Benson works on carbon dioxide capture and sequestration in deep underground geological formations. A groundwater hydrologist and reservoir engineer, Benson has conducted research to address a range of issues related to energy and the environment. For the past ten years, she has studied how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by capturing carbon dioxide from power plants and pumping it into deep underground formations for permanent sequestration.