Graduate Research Fellow
Karim Farhat is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University. His primary area of research is Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) where he focuses on developing technical solutions integrating CO2 geological storage and enhanced oil recovery as a tool for CO2 market development and climate change mitigation. His research interests also include: financial assessment of CCUS with enhanced oil recovery and interstate power trading in the U.S.; decision analysis under uncertainty for future investments in energy resources (focus on natural gas and solar energy); techno-economic assessment of integrated fossil-renewable energy systems; and techno-economic assessment of large-scale deployment of demand-response solutions in deregulated power markets.
Farhat holds an M.S. degree in Energy Resources Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University. During his studies, Farhat have held several internship positions, including at Shell Global Solutions, Qatar Shell Research and Technology Centre, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. In 2011, Farhat served as the President of the Stanford Energy Club, which is the largest student energy organization at Stanford connecting more than 1350 student and professional members of all levels and disciplines within the energy field. He is also the Founder and Inaugural President of the Student Engineers’ Council at Texas A&M at Qatar. Among other university awards and honors, Farhat is the recipient of the 2009 Richard E. Ewing Award for Excellence in Student Research, and he was a member of the Stanford University Delegation to the United Nations Conference of the Parties COP15 in Copenhagen, Denmark.