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.

Eight CMU Faculty/Leaders Named Key Players in Pittsburgh's Energy Industry 

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The Scott Institute for Energy Innovation leadership team including Co-directors Jared Cohon and Andrew Gellman, Associate Director for Innovation and Strategic Partnerships Anna J. Siefken, and Associate Director for Policy Outreach Deborah Stine are among the eight CMU faculty and leaders recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times as being key players in Pittsburgh's energy industry. Other CMU faculty featured in the 2016-2017 Who's Who in Energy include Professors Jay Apt, Vivian Loftness, M. Granger Morgan and Ed Rubin. Read more. 

The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) Awards CMU's Raj Rajkumar and Team $4.2M 

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The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) awarded $4.2M to a General Motors led team, which includes Carnegie Mellon University's Raj Rajkumar (Electrical and Computer Engineering/General Motors Collaborative Research Lab). The team will develop innovative, predictive "InfoRich” vehicle dynamic and powertrain technologies. The Energy Department’s ARPA-E  awarded 10 total projects $32M with the goal of improving the energy efficiency of future connected and automated vehicles. Read more.

Meet CMU's Experts


Petrus Christiaan Pistorius

Pistorius' work focuses on metal production and processing, including energy requirements and efficiency of ironmaking, steelmaking and titanium production.

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Lisa Porter

Porter's research activities are focused on wide bandgap semiconductor materials and devices and the characterization of chemistry, microstructure, and electrical properties as they pertain to device performance. Current projects concentrate on epitaxial growth, contacts, and processing of gallium oxide (Ga2O3) for ultra-high efficiency electronics.

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