Fueling a Sustainable Energy Transition (FSET)

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. 



Carey King 
Assistant Director, Research Scientist 
Energy Institute 


Metal Composites

Design of Next-Generation Battery Packs for a Sustainable Future

Professors Arumugam Manthiram & Venkat Subramanian