Graduate Research Fellow
Karim Farhat is a PhD student in the Department of Management Science and Engineering and a Graduate Research Fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University. His primary area of research is decision analysis under uncertainty in energy policy and strategy, focusing on investments and manufacturing in clean-energy industries. Previously, Farhat worked extensively on Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS). His research focused on developing techno-economic solutions integrating CO2 geological storage and enhanced oil recovery, as well as risk assessment and contingency planning for CO2 leakage from geologic storage reservoirs. His research interests also include: financial assessment of CCUS with enhanced oil recovery and interstate power trading in the U.S.; techno-economic assessment of large-scale deployment of demand-response solutions in deregulated power markets.
Farhat holds an MS degree in Energy Resources Engineering from Stanford University, and a BS 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 President of the Stanford Energy Club, the largest student organization at Stanford. 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.