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Stanford Energy Corporate Affiliates is a cross-campus effort of the Precourt Institute for Energy.


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Membership Overview

SECA is an industrial affiliate program of the Precourt Institute for Energy, part of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. SECA is the single point of contact across Stanford’s broad network of energy experts from various science, technology, behavioral, business, and policy disciplines.

SECA has three tiers of membership:

  • Foundational Member: at the US $250,000 level, up to three funding allocations may be distributed at this annual membership fee.
  • Regular Member: at the US $100,000 level, one funding allocation is offered, and includes all other membership program benefits.
  • Small Business or Nonprofit Member: at the US $25,000 level, this tier is reserved for small businesses or nonprofits with fewer than or equal to 100 employees. These SECA members receive invitations to all SECA and Precourt Institute for Energy events.

Additional research tokens may be purchased by SECA members for US $75,000 each.

Stanford will provide invoices for charges. Membership is considered renewed on an annual basis upon receipt of the annual membership fee.

Program Benefits

The benefits to our members are considerable:

  • Invitations to Stanford and Precourt Institute for Energy events
  • Invitations to SECA events
  • Fellow-mentor-advisor program
  • Visiting scholar program
  • Focus group/initiatives programs
  • Opportunity for student recruitment

SECA membership allocations can be made in the fellow-mentor-advisor program and/or focus groups/initiatives, and/or visiting scholars programs. These funds support the exploration of innovative research ideas.

All SECA memberships are subject to Stanford University Policies for Industry Affiliates Programs. All Visiting Scholars must comply with Stanford University Visiting Scholars guidelines.

Our consortium of faculty 

Our team is led by program faculty director Prof. Yi Cui, director, Precourt Institute for Energy; Fortinet Founders Professor; professor in the departments of Materials Science & Engineering, of Energy Science & Engineering, and of Photon Science; and senior fellow at Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

SECA partners with numerous affiliated faculty and their labs across campus.

Current Members

Membership in SECA allows a broad-reaching engagement with numerous benefits, programs, and services, including all of the following:

  • Fellow-mentor-advisor program or focus groups/initiatives (StorageX, Hydrogen, NGI, or Bits & Watts), enables participation in research-in-progress (up to three allocations included with membership)
  • Facilitated engagement opportunities across Stanford's seven schools, tailored to your organization’s unique needs
  • Invitations to conferences, workshops, symposia, and other events
  • Custom meetings coordinated to meet your company’s needs

Members include Applied Materials, EPRI, GS, Murata, PG&E, and Volvo.

For comprehensive membership listings per initiative, see: