Carnegie Mellon University

Scott Hall at CMU

September 03, 2019

The Scott Institute Welcomes You to New Academic Year

On behalf of the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University, we would like to extend a warm welcome as you settle into the 2019-2020 academic year. Over the summer, Scott Institute researchers and staff remained busy with continuing and new initiatives. Some highlights include:

  • Scott Institute Faculty Affiliate Sean Qian (CEE) is leading a team that includes our Energy Fellow Constantine Samaras (CEE/EPP) and Faculty Affiliate Chris Hendrickson (CEE) as they attempt to change the landscape of rural transportation in Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Greene County. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy;
  • Our Energy Fellow Paulina Jaramillo (EPP) and Faculty Affiliate Nathan Williams (EPP) received a $3.8 million grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to help CMU and leading universities launch the Electricity Growth and Use in Developing Economies Initiative;
  • An international journal recognized Scott Institute Senior Energy Fellow Ed Rubin (EPP/MechE) as the world’s most prolific and highly cited author of carbon capture and storage-related academic publications; and
  • Our Co-Director Andrew Gellman (ChemE) was selected to hold an International Guest Chair as part of the Energy and Environment Solutions Initiative at the University of Pau and the Pays de l’Ardour in France.  

This semester and year, you can look forward to:

We wish you the best this year ahead and we look forward to yet another year of collaboration and innovation.

Warm Regards,

Jay F. Whitacre, Trustee Professor in Energy
Director, Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation
Department of Engineering & Public Policy
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Anna J. Siefken
Executive Director, Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation
Carnegie Mellon University