Stella Minaev joined Stanford University, Department of Chemical Engineering in 2015. She has over two decades of successful technical and managerial experience in diverse industries including oil and petrochemicals, geothermal, utilities, automotive, food and beverages, and environmental.

Current Role at Stanford

Currently, Stella is the Director of Finance and Operations of Chemical Engineering within the School of Engineering. The department has approximately 19 faculty members, 18 staff members, 134 doctoral students, 60 post-doctoral researchers and over 122 masters and undergraduate students. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, financial management, faculty and student affairs, staff hiring, mentoring and supervision, facilities and operations management, policy compliance and furthering of department interests.
She works closely with the department chair to execute policy and strategic direction for the operation of the department and participates in short and long-term planning for department operations and activities. She also ensures that the faculty, students, and staff in the department have the necessary support to carry out their academic, research and administrative duties.

Education & Certifications

  • M.S. in Chemical Engineering, “Gh. Asachi” Technical University, Iasi, Romania