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Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is the key to making the most immediate impact on our greenhouse gas emission and meeting our energy needs. Today, solar and wind installations account for 11% of energy consumption in the U.S. and have the potential to reach 30% in this decade. We aim to enable a future where, by 2050, 100% of energy for electricity will come from renewable sources. This will require intensive research efforts and advances in knowledge, as well as overcoming challenges in production, storage, transmission, and distribution across scales never before attempted—all of which the Ralph S. O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute is positioned to lead.

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Affiliated Researchers

Benjamin F. HobbsLeadership Council, Theodore M. and Kay W. Schad Professor of Environmental Management Department of Environmental Health and EngineeringEHE
Benjamin W. SchaferDirector, Willard and Lillian Hackerman Professor of Civil and Systems EngineeringCaSE
Chao WangAssociate ProfessorChemBE
Charles MeneveauLouis M. Sardella ProfessorMechE
Dennice F. GaymeLeadership Council, Carol Croft Linde Faculty ScholarMechE
Enrique MalladaAssistant ProfessorECE
Feng ZhuAssociate Research ProfessorMechE
Greg FalcoAssistant ProfessorCaSE
Gretar TryggvasonCharles A. Miller Jr. Distinguished Professor and Department HeadMechE
James GuestAssociate ProfessorCaSE
James WestProfessorECE
Jeffrey MaranchiGroup SupervisorAPL
Joseph KatzWilliam F. Ward Sr. Distinguished ProfessorMechE
Maxim BichuchAssistant ProfessorAMS
Michael ShieldsAssociate ProfessorCaSE
Michael TsapatsisBloomberg Distinguished ProfessorChemBE
Mingwei ChenProfessorMatSci
Rajat MittalProfessorMechE
Rui NiAssistant ProfessorMechE
Sara ThoiLeadership Council, Assistant Professor, Department of ChemistryChemistry (KSAS)
Sung Hoon KangAssociate ProfessorMechE
Susanna ThonLeadership Council, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringECE
Tamer ZakiAssociate ProfessorMechE
Umesh KordeResearch ProfessorEHE (BSPH, WSE)