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, strategic partnerships, public policy outreach and education.  

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.

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

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In Case You Missed It: Policy Briefing on Energy and Transportation

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On May 3, Carnegie Mellon hosted a policy briefing titled "Pipelines, Trucks, Buses and Automobiles: Where, When, Which?" in Washington D.C. The event focused on several studies that provide guidance to policymakers for decisions they make related to energy and transportation. View: 

Scott Institute & Mitsubishi Hitachu Power Systems Launch Index Measuring Carbon Dioxide Emissions 

The Carnegie Mellon Power Sector Carbon Index will track the environmental performance of U.S. power producers and compare current emissions to historical data collected nationwide for more than two decades. Learn more. 

Meet CMU's Experts

Raj Rajkumar

Raj Rajkumar

Rajkumar's interests lie in all aspects of embedded real-time systems and wireless/sensor networks.

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Steven Ray

Steven Ray 

Ray's research addresses information interoperability and standards in the smart electrical grid, the Internet of Things, manufacturing, and medical devices. 

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