Energy & environment

Our rapidly changing climate, the ever-evolving energy grid, regulations on emissions from power plants and vehicles—the complex challenges facing our environment and the energy systems that power our world require equally complex and sophisticated solutions. Our energy researchers believe these problems can only be solved using a highly-interdisciplinary approach. Through the development of non-toxic batteries for energy storage, climate resilient infrastructure systems, and policy innovations for the future of energy, we're combining civil, environmental, and energy engineering with public policy research to create holistic solutions and bring the world into a brighter, more sustainable future.

Learn more about our research by watching videos from our energy and environment playlist.

Centers & Institutes

Scott Institute

Over the coming decades, the world must make fundamental transformations in how energy is used and produced. That’s where we come in. The Scott Institute for Energy Innovation works through the academic units of CMU to find solutions to the nation's and the world's energy challenges.