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 Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University is focused on

  • Using and delivering the energy we already have more efficiently
  • Expanding the mix of energy sources in a way that is clean, reliable, affordable and sustainable
  • Creating innovations in energy technologies, regulations and policies

CMU is uniquely suited for these challenges with our many research centers and longstanding faculty expertise in technology, policy, integrated systems and behavioral science. Learn more »


Sunshot Catalyst Prize Competition Jamathon August 12

Entrepreneurs, developers, working professionals, mentors, makers, doers, and enthusiasts are invited join us August 12, 2015 from 3-6 pm, for the Department of Energy’s Sunshot Catalyst Prize Competition Jamathon. Participants can recruit team members to work on a new cleanweb business idea in the solar or buildings space that can be implemented with software, data, or automation, or they can select an idea at catalyst.energy.gov

This event will facilitate the creation of a video pitch that can be used to apply to the SunShot Catalyst Business Innovation contest, one of four in the Sunshot Catalyst series, with prizes from $1000 to $100,000. The event will take place on Carnegie Mellon’s campus. Register and get more information here.


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Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize Collegiate Competition

The Pittsburgh region has been selected as one of eight national regions for a collegiate student energy entrepreneurship competition by the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office. The Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize Collegiate Competition will focus in its first year on the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland. The regional first place winner will receive a $50,000 prize and there will be additional prizes as well for other winners. The event will take place in March 2016.

Visit cleantechprize.org for details and sign up for updates on this event.


Energy Bite .org

Scott Institute launches radio segment in partnership with 90.5 WESA

Energy Bite is a new 90-second weekly radio program featuring CMU faculty discussing energy-related topics of interest to the general public.

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Meet CMU's Experts

C. Fred Higgs

C. Fred Higgs

Higgs’ research focuses on developing experimental and computational methods to study shale, geothermal, and fossil fuel drilling, in addition to algae biofuels, multiphase flows, and tribology (friction reduction for energy efficiency).

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Gabriela Hug

Gabriela Hug

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

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