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Energy

Energy use and production affect the world’s climate and environmental air and water quality through a complex set of processes.

Our challenge is to design cleaner and more efficient energy systems to improve our health and environment and to provide energy security for all. The department’s energy research covers a range of topics to address this challenge, including resource availability of renewable energies, matching supply with instantaneous demand, analysis of the effects of a variety of energy technologies, energy flow in cities, and the design and operation of zero-energy buildings.

Across these topics, we explore the design and application of novel sensor technologies, analysis tools for large data sets, and data-driven and physics-based computational modeling, considering, for example, renewable power resources, transmission load flows, or building energy consumption.

Related Faculty & Staff

Craig Criddle

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

John Dabiri

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, of Mechanical Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy

Mark Jacobson

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
Meagan Mauter, Associate Professor

Meagan Mauter

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ram Rajagopal

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and Professor, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering