Research

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Forging Innovative Connections and Discoveries in Energy Research

The expertise of over 350 energy-related faculty and researchers and over 30 energy centers and programs at UT facilitates an integrated, systems-oriented approach to meeting the energy challenges of today and the future. This diverse research footprint, which we call Energy@UT, is pioneering novel ways to enable energy sustainability – from state-of-the art technology for mitigating methane emissions to next generation anode materials for battery storage to radically smarter management of water resources in energy production.

 

Fueling a Sustainable Energy Transition

Over the next several years, the Energy Institute (EI) is funding a series of interdisciplinary projects to support the most promising global energy transition research at UT. 
 
The projects funded so far include 53 faculty members and researchers from nine schools across the university — from the Moody College of Communication and the Jackson School of Geosciences to the School of Architecture and the Cockrell School of Engineering. Interdisciplinary collaboration was a key criterion for award of EI funding, and the selected teams reflect different approaches from departments and disciplines throughout the university. 

From developing the next generation of battery packs and new solar-powered water purification systems to designing and optimizing techniques for carbon capture, these EI-funded projects attack a broad range of key issues that are critical to a sustainable energy transition.

UT Energy Research Centers

School of Architecture
Center for Sustainable Design

Austin Technology Incubator
ATI Clean Energy Incubator

McCombs School of Business
Energy Management and Innovation Center

Environmental Science Institute
Environmental Science Institute

Texas Advanced Computing Center
Texas Advanced Computing Center

School of Law
Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business (KBH Center)

Cockrell School of Engineering
Center for Electromechanics

Center for Energy and Environmental Resources

Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security

Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics

Center for Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering

IGERT Sustainable Grids

Solar Energy and Renewable Fuels Laboratory

LBJ School of Public Affairs
Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy (joint with Jackson School of Geosciences)

Jackson School of Geosciences
Advanced Energy Consortium

Bureau of Economic Geology

Center for Energy Economics

Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy (joint with LBJ School of Public Affairs)

Climate Systems Science

Latin American Forum on Energy and the Environment

College of Natural Sciences
Center for Electrochemistry

Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC:CST)