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.  

Jared Cohon to be Honored with 2016 Legacy Award

Dr. Jared Cohon

Jared Cohon, director of the Scott Institute and president emeritus of Carnegie Mellon, will receive the Green Building Alliance's (GBA) Legacy Award on September 15, 2016 at the GBA's Emerald Evening. Dr. Cohon was selected as the Legacy Award's recipient for his devotion to the university’s energy efficiency and sustainability policies, practices and successes. To learn more about energy efficiency and sustainability on Carnegie Mellon's campus, check out the Green Practices Committee's website.

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.


CMU School of Design Students Win Geothermal Design Challenge

geothermal infographic

A team of three students from Carnegie Mellon's School of Design are the grand prize winners of the Geothermal Design Challenge 2016. Learn more.

EPA Selects CMU to Advance Air Monitoring Technology

Air Quality Monitor

Carnegie Mellon is one of six research organizations that will be awarded funding to advance the development of low-cost air pollution sensors. CMU will work with local community groups to research the accuracy of these sensors and analyze the usefulness of the data. Read more.

Meet CMU's Experts

jonathan malen

Jonathan Malen

Malen's expertise in heat transfer, nanoscale transport, and organic-inorganic self-assembly is uniquely situated to develop nanostructured hybrid materials that push the limits of energy conversion, storage and efficiency.

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sara majetich

Sara Majetich

Majetich's expertise includes the preparation and measurement of magnetic nanostructures.

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