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.

Scott Hall Dedication

Scott Hall Dedication

Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall was dedicated and officially opened on April 30, 2016.  Scott Hall houses the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation as well as the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Engineering Research Accelerator, the Disruptive Health Technologies Institute, and the nanotechnology research facility.  

Construction for Scott Hall began after the Scott Institute was established in 2012 with a founding gift from CMU alumni Sherman Scott (E'66), president and founder of Delmar Systems, and his wife, university trustee Joyce Bowie Scott (A'65), pictured above on the right. Additional support for the builking as well as education and research in energy was provided by a generous grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation of Pittsburgh in 2013.  

In addition to the Scotts, CMU has received support for Scott Hall from CMU alumni John Bertucci (E'63, TPR'65) and his wife, Claire Ruge Bertucci (MM'65), who are pictured on the left; CMU alumnus Jonathan Rothberg (E'85) and his wife, Bonnie Gould Rothberg; and the Eden Hall Foundation.  Pictured in the center are Subra Suresh, President of CMU, and James Garrett, Dean of CMU's College of Engineering. Learn more about Scott Hall in our May/June Newsletter.


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Center for Air, Climate & Energy Solutions

Carnegie Mellon University is launching the Center for Air, Climate, and Energy Solutions, a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research center.  This center is funded by a $10 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and will host ten faculty members from Carnegie Institute of Technology. 

Carnegie Mellon and ANSYS Collaborate to Improve Maker Ecosystem

As part of a new partnership between Carnegie Mellon and ANSYS will allow faculty, students, ANSYS researchers and other corporate partners to interact in a large computer-supported collaboration space.

Meet CMU's Experts

Orcun Karabasoglu

Orkun Karabasoglu

Karabasoglu's research interests are optimal design and control problems of electrified vehicles, smart-grid, and energy storage systems. More information on Karabasoglu.

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Athanasios Karamalidis

Athanasios Karamalidis

Karamalidis' research involves the protection of subsurface resources, such as groundwater aquifers, during geologic CO2 sequestration.

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