About Margot

Posted by admin on Dec 06 2007 | Home

My full profile can be viewed at  https://profiles.stanford.edu/margot-gerritsen.

I was born and raised in the Netherlands, but left the country in 1990 in search for hillier and sunnier places. After spending some time in various places in Northern Europe, Colorado and Georgia, I ended up at Stanford for my Ph.D. Five years in beautiful New Zealand followed and I returned to Stanford in 2001.

I’m now a professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford, interested in computer simulation and mathematical analysis of engineering processes, and director of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (icme.stanford.edu).

I specialize in renewable and fossil energy production. I am also active in coastal ocean dynamics and yacht design, as well as several areas in computational mathematics including search algorithm design and matrix computations.

Apart from research, I really enjoy teaching. I teach courses in renewable energy processes (Energy102), wind energy (Energy293C), reservoir simulation (Energy223), numerical linear algebra (CME200) and numerical analysis (CME206). Check out smartenergyshow.wordpress.com for thoughts and discussions on energy issues and policies, and the Video page for links to some of my talks.

And then, there is a whole life outside academia. I love the outdoors, music, reading, horse back riding, motorcycling, scuba, arts and travel with my son.

You can reach me at margot.gerritsen@stanford.edu.

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