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.

Carnegie Mellon University is uniquely suited for these challenges with our many research centers and longstanding faculty expertise in technology, policy, integrated systems and behavioral science. Learn more about the Scott Institute »

Upcoming Events

Carnegie Mellon Energy Week | March 16 - 18, 2016

In 2012, Carnegie Mellon announced a new era of energy research through the creation of the Scott Institute and the construction of Scott Hall. Three years later, we will celebrate the opening of Scott Hall with Carnegie Mellon’s first Energy Week. Learn more >>


Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize Collegiate Competition

The Pittsburgh region has been selected as one of eight national regions for a collegiate student energy entrepreneurship competition by the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office. The Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize Collegiate Competition will focus in its first year on the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland. The regional first place winner will receive a $50,000 prize and there will be additional prizes as well for other winners. The event will take place in March 2016 as a part of Energy Week.

Visit cleantechprize.org for details and sign up for updates on this event.

Meet CMU's Experts

C. Fred Higgs

C. Fred Higgs

Higgs’ research focuses on developing experimental and computational methods to study shale, geothermal, and fossil fuel drilling, in addition to algae biofuels, multiphase flows, and tribology.

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Gabriela Hug

Gabriela Hug

Gabriela Hug specializes in electric power systems optimization, energy storage and smart grids.

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