Long known for its pioneering research into conventional sources of energy, UT Austin also conducts cutting edge research on new technologies covering the entire spectrum of energy.
The organizational chart below lists the many schools, colleges, research centers and other units at UT Austin that are engaged in energy research. The chart provides a snapshot into the depth of expertise and knowledge of energy researchers on campus; click on each box below and look to the box at right for more on each unit’s mission and contact information.
A premier energy campus
Blessed with abundant natural resources, the State of Texas long ago gained prominence as the leader in oil and gas exploration and production. Likewise, The University of Texas at Austin is renowned as a world leader in education and research related to oil and gas. Today, university scientists are at the forefront of research to develop new ways of producing energy from traditional and alternative sources in an economic and environmentally responsible manner.
Examples of the many research areas include:
- Air quality and pollution prevention
- Algae-based biofuels
- Carbon sequestration
- Climate science
- Deep water oil exploration
- Energy finance
- Energy policy
- Energy / water nexus
- Enhanced oil recovery
- Green building and indoor air quality
- Hydraulic fracturing
- Large-scale energy storage
- Liquefied natural gas
- Methane hydrates
- Microgrids and transmission networks
- Nuclear engineering
- Oil and gas resource assessment
- Renewable energy
- Restructured electricity markets