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.

The Annual Electrochemical Energy Symposium Returns Oct. 20-21

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This 1.5-day symposium aims at educating on fundamental aspects of electrochemical energy storage and conversion and will have a series of tutorial talks and technical talks from professors, students and postdoctoral researchers. The symposium, which will be at held at CMU in the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, brings together researchers in energy storage and conversion from CMU, University of Pittsburgh, University of California Berkeley, Brown University, University of Notre Dame and more. Learn more.

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's Craig Smith to Speak at CMU on Oct. 25

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Join the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation for a seminar by Dr. Craig Miller, Chief Scientist at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Miller will speak about the evolution of the electric grid, electric cooperatives and NRECA. Register for this free seminar.

Meet CMU's Experts


Michael E. McHenry

McHenry's research focuses on developing new magnetic materials, processes and unique designs for power converters and motors. His work looks to substantially reduce the size of industrial grid transformers and converters and motors for electric vehicles and other applications

Learn about McHenry »

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Reed McManigle

McManigle assists energy researchers at CMU in protection of their intellectual property and development of strategies to move their work to commercial use. Help researchers develop and implement strategies for forming startup companies, including conducting customer discovery; soliciting pre-seed funding; and developing relationships with entrepreneur partners

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