Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

Over the coming decades the world must make fundamental transformations in how energy is used and produced. That’s where we come in.

The Scott Institute for Energy Innovation works through the academic units of Carnegie Mellon University to find solutions for the nation's and the world's energy challenges including pathways to a low carbon future, smart grid, new materials for energy, shale gas, and building energy efficiency through research, education, and policymaker and public communication.

Interested in becoming a Faculty Affiliate or applying for a Seed Grant? Carnegie Mellon faculty can learn more about the benefits of working with the Scott Institute.

Carnegie Mellon Energy Week | March 14 - 18, 2016

Carnegie Mellon’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation invites members of the public, students, industry, non-governmental organizations, and foundations to attend our inaugural Energy Week, March 14-18, 2016 at Carnegie Mellon University's campus in Pittsburgh, Pa. Each day of Energy Week has a theme: energy research, policy, innovation, education (including an Energy Tech Expo), and Field Trips!

Learn more at www.cmuenergyweek.org >>


Whitacre wins Lemelson-MIT Prize for Creating Mass-produced Low-cost, Eco-friendly Battery 

Jay Whitacre, Scott Institute energy expert, and a professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, has received the $500,000 2015 Lemelson-MIT Prize. The Lemelson-MIT Prize honors outstanding mid-career inventors improving the world through technological invention and demonstrating a commitment to mentorship in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Read more.

Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize Collegiate Competition

The Pittsburgh region has been selected by the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office as one of eight hosts for a collegiate student energy entrepreneurship competition. The Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize Collegiate Competition will focus on the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland, and the regional first place winner will receive a $50,000 prize. The event will take place in March 2016 as a part of Energy Week. Visit cleantechprize.org for details.

Meet CMU's Experts

C. Fred Higgs

Marija D. Ilić

Ilić's work focuses on modeling and control of electric power systems; and improving the technical and economic performance of electric power systems.

Learn about Marija D. Ilić »
Abe Ishihara

Abe Ishihara

Ishihara specializes in electric power systems optimization, energy storage and smart grids.

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