About the Scott Institute
The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University is focused on:
- Using and delivering the energy we already have 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
The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation is a university-wide research initiative at CMU focused on improving energy efficiency and developing new, clean, affordable and sustainable energy sources. The institute was created through a lead gift from CMU alumni Sherman Scott, president and founder of Delmar Systems, and his wife Joyce Bowie Scott. The institute is named after Sherman Scott’s father, Wilton, and is located in Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall, on CMU’s Pittsburgh campus.
Using Carnegie Mellon’s expertise in integrated systems, problem-solving, and an understanding of the intersection of energy and public policy, the work of the institute concentrates on energy efficiencies and reliability, as well as smart operations, materials and processes.
The institute’s director is Jay Whitacre, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering & Engineering and Public Policy. Andrew J. Gellman, Lord Professor, serves as co-director. Anna J. Siefken is the Associate Director for Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Deborah Stine is the Associate Director for Policy Outreach, and Reed McManigle is Senior Manager of Business Development & Licensing and the Mentor in Residence at the Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation. Joseph S. Hezir joined the Scott Institute in 2017 as its Professor of the Practice.
An Introduction to the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation
The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation is focused on developing and demonstrating the technologies, systems and policies needed to make the transition to a sustainable energy future.
Using Carnegie Mellon University’s expertise in integrated systems—which includes problem solving—and an understanding of the intersection of energy and public policy, the institute concentrates on energy efficiencies and reliability, as well as smart operations, materials and processes.