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.

Want to learn more about the Scott Institute's upcoming events? See our calendar to view our events and seminars.

Register for CMU's Energy Week 2017!

2017 energy week

Interested in Energy? Then Carnegie Mellon’s Energy Week, March 27-31, 2017, is for you! This week-long celebration at CMU's Pittsburgh campus focuses on five themes: the Future of Energy, Innovation, Research, Policy, and Education. And most activities are free! Not affiliated with CMU? No problem! The event is open to everyone, but you must register soon. Over 700 people attended CMU's Energy Week 2016 -- Register early so you don't miss out this year! View the full agenda and register.

Scott Institute Director Appointed as Chair of Board on Energy and Environmental Systems

jared cohon

Scott Institute for Energy Innovation Director Jared Cohon is the new Chair of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's Board on Energy and Environmental Systems (BEES). The Board oversees a host of activities and committees to provide expert advice through prestigious, independent, impartial and influential studies on complex issues in science, technology and public policy. Learn more about BEES and its current projects.

Meet CMU's Experts


Sean Qian

Sean's primary research interest is in the planning and operations of transportation infrastructure networks aiming at optimal system performance and efficient energy use.

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Stephen L. Quick

Quick's research focuses on the respect of design as a civic responsibility, participatory urban design community projects and mixed-use buildings in an urban context, and the role that buildings and communities contribute to creating memorable places and the public realm.

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