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.  

Hahna Alexander, Deborah Stine and Jeanne VanBriesen Among 2016 Women In Energy Leadership Award Winners

CMU Mechnical Engineering alumna and SolePower, LLC CEO and Founder Hahna Alexander, the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation's Associate Director for Policy Outreach Deborah Stine and Duquesne Light Company Professor Jeanne VanBriesen are among 26 women who will be recognized as leaders in the region's energy sector at the 2016 Women in Energy Leadership Awards. The awards ceremony, presented by the Pittsburgh Business Times, will celebrate the hard work and dedication that these individuals have contributed to their industry. The event takes place on October 20. See the full list of winners.

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.

Top Scientists Including M. Granger Morgan Publish Letter on Serious Risks of Climate Change 

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On September 20, 2016, 375 members of the National Academy of Sciences including Carnegie Mellon University's M. Granger Morgan and 30 Nobel laureates, published an open letter to draw attention to the serious risks of climate change. The letter warns that the consequences of opting out of the Paris Agreement would be severe and long-lasting for our planet’s climate and for the international credibility of the United States. Read the letter.

Carnegie Mellon and The Nature Conservancy Release Report on Environmental Practices for Shale Development 

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Carnegie Mellon University and The Nature Conservancy recently published a report titled, "Advancing the Next Generation of Environmental Practices for Shale Development." The report summarizes content, conclusions and recommendations from a cross-sector, collaborative workshop. The recommendations merit consideration for those seeking to manage shale development in the Appalachian region. Read the report.

Meet CMU's Experts

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Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Matyjaszewski's research is in macromolecular chemistry, which generates advances in everyday products and materials such as building materials, furniture, paints and plastics.

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Meagan Mauter

Mauter's work includes discovering innovation at the water-energy interface, with an emphasis on integrated utilities for energy efficiency, corporate environmental behavior, and advanced water treatment processes.

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