The ultimate goal of this research initiative is plainly stated:
Fuel a sustainable energy transition.
The Energy Institute launched a two-year research initiative beginning in August 2019 with a call for proposals from multidisciplinary teams across the University of Texas. The original initiative was intended to fund up to seven teams, but given the resounding response, the research funding was expanded to twelve research teams.
The outcomes from the projects can be quantified in the numerous research publications and conference presentations produced and the hundreds of thousands of dollars of follow-on grant funding. We expect that the long-term reverberations from this foundational research will become apparent in the decades to come as our societies are shaped by innovation and climate catastrophe.
Dr. Susan Hovorka & Professor Lee Ann Kahlor
Professors Erhan Kutanoglu & Surya Santoso
Professors Andrew Waxman & Gian-Claudia Sciara
Professors Arumugam Manthiram & Venkat Subramanian
Professor David Allen & Dr. Paul Navratil
Professors Caroline Farrior & Daniella Rempe
Professors Guihua Yu & Lynn Katz
Professors Joshua Busby & Benjamin Leibowicz
Professors Wen Song & Thomas Underwood
Professors Joan Brennecke & Michael Baldea
Professors Juliana Felkner & Zoltan Nagy
Professors Lucy Atkinson & Hilary Olson