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 Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University is focused on:

  • Using and delivering the energy we already have far more efficiently
  • Expanding the mix of energy sources in a way that is clean, reliable, affordable and sustainable
  • Creating innovations in energy technologies, regulations and policies

CMU is uniquely suited for these challenges with our many research centers and longstanding faculty expertise in technology, policy, integrated systems and behavioral science.

What makes us different is our ability to seamlessly combine these areas for maximum impact. Learn more about the institute »'

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Upcoming Events

Innovating for Competitive Advantage Webinar Series: The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance and the Oil & Gas Industry

This series is produced in partnership with Catalyst Connection.


During these free webinars, you’ll hear about several oil & gas industry technologies in development at CMU funded by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance (PITA) and how industry can be a partner in those research activities. 

Join us May 29 from 1-2 pm to hear about wireless ultrasonic detection of defects in clad-steel oil and gas pressure vessels as well as using mobile laboratories to characterize methane and other emission from natural gas production.  

On June 5 from 12-1 pm, you'll hear about membrane distillation for water treatment.

In both seminars, you’ll hear about the PITA program and how it works. PITA is a Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) program. 


Solar Fuels Videos
Carnegie Mellon University Chemistry Professor Stefan Bernhard explains why we need solar fuels and how they work. Watch >>


Energy Bite .org

Scott Institute launches radio segment in partnership with 90.5 WESA

Energy Bite is a new 90-second weekly radio program featuring CMU faculty discussing energy-related topics of interest to the general public. It premiered on Earth Day, April 22, 2015.

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Meet CMU's Experts

James Garrett bio

James Garrett

Garrett's work focuses on applications of sensors and sensor systems to civil infrastructure condition assessment; mobile hardware/software systems for field applications; representations and processing strategies to support the usage of engineering codes, standards, and specifications; and knowledge-based decision support systems.

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Kelvin Gregory

Kelvin Gregory

Gregory's research focuses on benthic and microbial fuel-cells for remote and decentralized power generation. He also extensively works in the areas of shale produced water and recycling.

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Ignacio Grossman

Ignacio E. Grossmann

Grossmann's research concerns optimal design of water networks, energy integration networks, biofuel plants, offshore oil and gas facilities, shale gas infrastructure and water management, and demand side management.

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