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Anne-Laure S

- Research Program Mentor

PhD candidate at Stanford University


energy, renewable energy, infrastructure, energy policy, sustainability, GIS, Life cycle assessment ( carbon counting), machine learning, sustainable buildings, 3D printing for construction, risk assessment


Anne-Laure is a trained engineer with a passion for sustainable energy systems. Her dream is to make renewable energy accessible to all. In her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, she has been focusing on making the electric grid more resilient to disasters. She has years of experience with Geographic Information Systems and has been working with Machine Learning to look at wildfires caused by the electric grid. She also has extensive experience in Life Cycle Analysis. Anne-Laure grew up in a ski resort in France, called Serre-Chevalier ( It's beautiful you should really check it out). Outside of work, you can usually find Anne-Laure on her mountain bike exploring all the beautiful trails that she can reach. She also loves climbing, hiking, and any outdoor-related activities.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Life Cycle and Economic Analysis of 3D printing for construction

In this project, students will become familiar with the latest trends in construction of 3D printing buildings. 3D printed buildings have been hailed as a more sustainable, and practical alternative with endless creative possibilities. The project can then take several paths. If you are interested in the sustainability of the technology, you can work on a Life Cycle Assessment of classical construction techniques vs 3D printed building to analyze in which case it would be more sustainable to consider 3D printing in construction. Another path, you could take would be to look at the economic and practical impact of 3D printing, namely comparing the case in developing countries with western countries

Circular economy of energy systems

What are the challenges in making energy systems circular and minimizing material usage? Are some forms of energy more circular than others? How can you assess the circularity of energy systems? After becoming familiar with the circular economy concepts, you will set out to answer some of the questions above.

Coding skills

python, tensorflow + some C++, Java

Languages I know

French, fluent - German, intermediate


Work experience

SFPUC (2021 - Current)
IT analyst - GIS
City of Palo Alto (2015 - 2016)
Management Specialist in resource planning
San Jose State University (2016 - 2016)
Rocky Mountain Institute (2012 - 2012)


Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy
MEng Master of Engineering (2009)
EPFL - EPF Lausanne
MS Master of Science (2009)
Environmental engineering and Science
Stanford University
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Sustainable Design and Construction

Completed Projects

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