The University of Texas at Austin has long been renowned for research related to the state’s iconic oil and gas industry. Today, university researchers are pioneering innovative ways to produce energy from these traditional sources in an environmentally responsible manner, while also leading groundbreaking research into new technologies that cover the entire spectrum of energy.
University scientists, engineers, and other researchers are engaged in research across an array of energy topics and fields of study. Experts work closely with industry, government, non-profit organizations and others to improve the production, delivery and consumption of energy.
UT Energy Research Funding by Topic
The University of Texas at Austin attracts more than $70 million in funding to conduct cutting-edge energy research in more than two dozen academic units and research centers.
Energy Funding at The University of Texas, 2009 – 2015
(in Millions of Dollars)
Funding for energy research
UT Austin scientists, engineers and other researchers are engaged in basic and applied research across a broad array of topics. These experts work closely with industry, government, and non-profit organizations to improve the delivery and transformation of energy.
Funding of research projects at UT Austin comes from a variety of sources, including government agencies such as the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, energy companies, private donors, and NGOs.
Many of the world’s top energy researchers call The University of Texas at Austin home, with more than 300 energy experts at work in schools, colleges and research centers dispersed across the UT campus.