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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The College of Engineering Seeks Director for Energy Science, Technology, and Policy Master’s Program

estp students

Launched in 2009, ESTP is a leading energy-focused masters-level graduate program and offers two interdisciplinary Master's degrees to students from diverse engineering and science backgrounds. Interested candidates should apply by Nov. 1. 

Former DOE CFO Joins Scott Institute for Energy Innovation

joseph hezir

On Aug. 1, Joseph S. Hezir, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) former chief financial officer, joined Carnegie Mellon University’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation as Professor of the Practice.

Meet CMU's Experts

Hae Young Noh

Hae Young Noh

Noh's research focuses on energy efficiency, sensing systems and transportation systems.

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Illah Nourbakhsh

Illah Nourbakhsh

Nourbakhsh focuses on community-oriented solutions to a variety of problems. Some examples include converting gas cars to electric vehicles, systems that help people communicate across cultural lines and technologies that are accessible to non-technologists.

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