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

About the Scott Institute

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 expertisein technology, policy, integrated systems and behavioral science.

Overview

The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation is a university-wide research initiative at CMU focused on improving energy efficiency and developing new, clean, affordable and sustainable energy sources. The institute was created through a lead gift from CMU alumni Sherman Scott, president and founder of Delmar Systems, and his wife Joyce Bowie Scott. The institute is named after Sherman Scott’s father, Wilton, and will be located in Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall, which is being built on CMU’s Pittsburgh campus.

Using Carnegie Mellon’s expertise in integrated systems, problem-solving, and an understanding of the intersection of energy and public policy, the work of the institute concentrates on energy efficiencies and reliability, as well as smart operations, materials and processes.

The institute’s director is Jared L. Cohon, President Emeritus and University Professor. Andrew J. Gellman, Lord Professor, serves as co-director.

Mission

The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation is focused on developing and demonstrating the technologies, systems and policies needed to make the transition to a sustainable energy future.

Using Carnegie Mellon University’s expertise in integrated systems—which includes problem solving—and an understanding of the intersection of energy and public policy, the institute concentrates on energy efficiencies and reliability, as well as smart operations, materials and processes.