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Faculty & Staff

Adelman, David

David E. Adelman teaches and writes in the areas of environmental law, intellectual property law, and climate change policy. Professor Adelman’s research focuses on the many interfaces between law and science. His arti... More
Research & Initiatives

Algae-Based Biofuels

The University of Texas at Austin is conducting a multidisciplinary research and development program directed toward extraction of triglycerides from algae for the production of transportation fuels. The triglyceride ext... More
Faculty & Staff

Allen, David

Dr Allen is the Director of the State of Texas Air Quality Research Program; his research group has been active for decades in performing measurements and modeling of regional air quality; he was one of the lead investig... More
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Alper, Hal

Using a variety of host systems, we seek to develop the necessary genetic tools and methodologies for creating industrially-relevant organisms for biomolecules, biofuels, and biopharmaceuticals. To accomplish this task, ... More
Research & Initiatives

ATI Clean Energy Incubator

The ATI Clean Energy Incubator (CEI) gives young clean energy companies the resources they need to succeed and grow into self-sustaining entities that contribute jobs to Austin and intellectual capital to the world. Loca... More
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Barbara, Paul

Dr. Barbara\'s current research is focused on the molecular level underpinnings of the electro-optical properties of organic photovoltaic materials. The ultimate goal is to make rigorous connections between the molecular... More
Faculty & Staff

Bard, Allen J.

Our group works on the application of electrochemical methods to chemical problems. We are particularly interested in using electrochemistry to elucidate the behavior and properties of novel organic and inorganic species... More
Faculty & Staff

Berberoglu, Halil

Dr. Berberoglu’s research integrates thermal-fluid sciences with bio- and nano-technology and focuses on exploiting a wide range of renewable energy sources and carbon sequestration technologies. His research activitie... More
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Bickel, J. Eric

J. Eric Bickel's research interests include the theory and practice of decision analysis and its application in the energy arena. His research has addressed the modeling of probabilistic dependence, value of information,... More
Faculty & Staff

Bielawski, Christopher W.

We are broadly interested in synthesizing, studying, and applying unique organic and organometallic polymeric materials. Often this requires the discovery and development of new fundamental reactions. As such, our resear... More
Faculty & Staff

Blackhurst, Michael

Evaluating the life-cycle public and private impacts of sustainable building technologies under system constraints. More
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Boyles, Stephen

Network modeling; dynamic traffic assignment; transportation user behavior; infrastructure systems More
Faculty & Staff

Brand, Jerry

A major research interest of Jerry Brand is the mechanism of freezing damage in algal cells and processes that protect them from chilling and freezing damage. Studies are directed toward the development of improved proce... More
Courses

Building Integrated Photovoltaic (ARC 386M; ARC 350R)

The goal is to develop a typology for building-integrated PV systems and to study the technical and economical potential of the integration of PV components in the building fabric of the campus of UT Austin. A real-scale... More
Faculty & Staff

Butler, John S.

JOHN SIBLEY BUTLER performs research in organizational behavior and entrepreneurship, specifically immigrant and minority entrepreneurship, and his books include Entrepreneurship and Self-Help Among Black America: A Reco... More
Faculty & Staff

Campion, Alan

I am interested in a wide variety of physical and chemical phenomena that occur at solid surfaces or at interfaces. These processes are intellectually interesting because of dimensionality, challenging because of the sma... More
Centers & Institutes

Center for Electrochemistry

The CEC was established in 2006 to capitalize on a half century of excellence in electrochemistry at UT-Austin to foster collaborative research programs in the electrochemical sciences. Our broad mission is to advance re... More
Centers & Institutes

Center for Electromechanics

The University of Texas at Austin has grown its Center for Electromechanics into a world class center for modeling, analyzing, designing, and fabricating advanced electrical power generation and distribution systems. The... More
Centers & Institutes

Center for Energy and Environmental Resources (CEER)

The Center for Energy and Environmental Resources (CEER) serves as a liaison for energy and environmental research, education, and public service at the University of Texas at Austin. It focuses on efficient and economic... More
Centers & Institutes

Center for Energy Finance Education & Research (CEFER)

The Department of Finance at the Mccombs School of Business has identified energy finance and financial risk management as key areas for innovative research and curriculum development. Energy and capital markets are und... More
Centers & Institutes

Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security

The Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security (CFSES) is pursuing scientific understanding of multiscale, multiphysics processes to ensure safe and economically feasible storage of carbon dioxide and other bypro... More
Centers & Institutes

Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy (CIEEP)

The University of Texas at Austin chartered the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy (CIEEP) in the summer of 2005 to establish a dedicated policy center in one of the University's longstanding areas ... More
Centers & Institutes

Center for Nano and Molecular Science and Technology

Nanotechnology, a science that manipulates materials with atomic or molecular precision, is regarded as the next basic technology to follow Information Technology and Biotechnology. Nanotechnology promises new solutions ... More
Centers & Institutes

Center for Space Research

The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Space Research was established in 1981 to conduct research in orbit determination, space geodesy, the Earth and its environment, exploration of the solar system, as well as e... More
Research & Initiatives

Clean Energy in Texas

Sponsor: Texas Committee on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Clean Energy Materials Thrust - Materials Science and Engineering (MS,PhD)

Rapid depletion of fossil fuels and growing environmental concerns make energy one of the greatest challenges facing humankind in the 21st century. The Clean Energy Materials Thrust is focused on the design and developme... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

CleanTech Concentration - Business Administration (MBA)

The CleanTech concentration prepares you for a career in renewable energy, energy efficiency and emissions abatement. This field is one of the fastest growing employment areas for MBAs. Clean technology companies are see... More
Courses

Comparative Methods Radiation Transportation (ME 388F)

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Research & Initiatives

Concrete Technology and Durability

Any research directed toward improving concrete performance and durability also has the benefit of improving sustainability. Concrete durability is one of the most important areas of research in our field. Durability pr... More
Research & Initiatives

Cool It

My research is featured in this documentary, which addresses possible responses to climate change. More
Courses

Design for Environment (CHE 341)

Overview of environmental assessment tools for chemical processes and products, including life cycle and risk assessments. Overview of design tools for improving environmental performance of chemical processes, including... More
Research & Initiatives

Design for Environment: Guidelines for Future Product Design

creased emphasis on the well-being of the environment for sustained health, quality of living, and wealth of resources is challenging corporations to innovate products which meet customer needs while using fewer and clea... More
Courses

Design of Nuclear Systems (ME 388N)

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Development of a Solar-Powered Vehicle (EE 309S; EE 362S; ME 379M; ASE 379L)

Analysis, design, and construction of a solar-powered car for national competitions involving other universities. Study of electrical, mechanical, and aerodynamic systems. Electrical Engineering 309K (Topic: Development ... More
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Development Within a Low Carbon World (PA 388K)

This course seeks to prepare professionals for post-Kyoto climate negotiations and address sustainable development issues associated with adoption of climate-related technologies in developing nations. One half of th... More
Research & Initiatives

Dispatchable Solar, Wind Storage System (DSWISS)

Sponsor: Austin Energy More
Faculty & Staff

Dodabalapur, Ananth

Dr. Dodabalapur's teaching interests are in the areas of electronic circuits (undergraduate), organic and polymer semiconductors (graduate), and charge transport in organic semiconductors (graduate). His current researc... More
Faculty & Staff

Doggett, John

John Doggett's research and teaching interests include international entrepreneurship, global competition and Sustainability and Energy. Since 1999, Professor Doggett has spent part of each summer and winter teaching cou... More
Faculty & Staff

Eaton, David J.

David J. Eaton teaches courses on systems analysis, environmental and energy policy, and nonprofit management in the LBJ School. He has lectured in twenty countries and conducted field research in fifteen nations. Eaton... More
Courses

Economic Analysis in the Petroleum Industry (EER 396/PGE 389)

Graduate seminar covering a wide range of issues in energy and earth resources. Cross-listed with PGE. More
Faculty & Staff

Edgar, Tom

Control system monitoring and diagnosis, Microelectronics manufacturing, optimization. More
Centers & Institutes

Electric Vehicle Transportation and Electricity Convergence Center (EV-TEC)

The Electric Vehicle Transportation and Electricity Convergence (EV-TEC) Center represents a joint effort by Texas A&M University, The University of Texas at Austin, the National Science Foundation, and numerous corporat... More
Research & Initiatives

Electricity Transmission in the U.S. - Legal Issues and Trends

This paper is meant to provide a timely introduction and an edited currency review of developments in the pivotal area of electricity transmission development. The first two sections of this paper both feature the topic ... More
Research & Initiatives

Electrochemcial Supercapacitors

Electrochemical capacitors (double layer and redox capacitors) offer the important advantages of superior cyclability and high power capability compared to batteries. However, the limited capacitance of carbon materials ... More
Courses

Emerging Technologies (ARE 377K; ARC 350R)

London is home to many of the world's most innovative and influential Architecture and Engineering firms. This course takes students behind-the-scenes to learn about the latest design technologies of world-class building... More
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Energy and Earth Resource Economics (EER 396;PGE 383)

Required core course for Energy and Earth Resources graduate students. Graduate seminar covering a wide range of issues in energy and earth resources. Cross-listed with PGE 383. More
Research & Initiatives

Energy and Environment Resource Studies

The Bureau complements a strong tradition of field-based geologic mapping with cutting edge technologies to create surface and shallow subsurface maps and spatially referenced digital data sets to meet the applied and ba... More
Courses

Energy and Society (TC 357K)

An overview of energy and its role in culture, economics, war, and international affairs. Introduction to quantitative concepts in energy, including the differences among fuels and energy technologies. More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Energy Finance Concentration -- Business Administration (MBA)

After acceptance into the McCombs School, students have several choices of specializations from which to choose to pursue in their final year, including energy finance. Although an energy or finance background is not req... More
Courses

Energy Finance Practicum (FIN 394 15)

Work with real companies on real projects determined by the client organizations. More
Centers & Institutes

Energy Institute

The Energy Institute has been established at the University of Texas at Austin to provide the State of Texas and the Nation guidance for sustainable energy security through the pursuit of research and education programs ... More
Courses

Energy Optimization in Building Design (ARC 350R; ARC 386M)

This course will introduce the student to whole-building energy simulation and energy optimization techniques using computer simulation, including the hourly simulation of dynamic thermal envelope loads, shading analysis... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Energy Systems and Renewable Energy Technical Core - Electrical and Computer Engineering (BS)

The Energy Systems and Renewable Energy Technical Core provides the foundation for a career in electric power systems, generation, grid operation, motors and drives, and renewable energy sources. This Core involves the s... More
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Energy Systems Laboratory (ME 363L)

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Degree Plans & Curricula

Energy Technologies Technical Area Option - Chemical Engineering (BS)

The need for energy sustainability and new energy technologies provides some of the most significant scientific and engineering challenges that face society. Chemical engineers are uniquely qualified to address these iss... More
Courses

Energy Technology and Policy (PA 388K; ME 397; ME 397M, EER 396; MAN 385; CHEM 359; CHEM 384)

Technology and policy related to energy supply and demand, oil and gas production, coal utilization, hydrogen production, fuel cells, transportation, nuclear power, solar and wind energy, biomass utilization, energy cons... More
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Energy, Environmnet, and Society (UGS 303)

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Engineering Biology: Prospects for Biofuels to Biomedicine (UGS 302)

We have mastered the ability to alter bacteria and yeasts in such a way as to revolutionize energy production, health technology, the chemical industry, and environmental protection. We will examine the underlying techno... More
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Engineering Sustainable Technology (CHE 397)

Flows of materials and energy in engineering environments at local, regional, and global scales, and the interaction of those anthropogenic flows with natural cycles of materials and energy. Discusses biogeochemical flow... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Environmental Engineering Technical Option Area - Chemical Engineering (BS)

Chemical engineers are uniquely qualified to contribute to the solution of environmental problems and to design processes and products that minimize environmental hazards. From pollution prevention by process optimizatio... More
Faculty & Staff

Fajkus, Matt

architectural design, daylighting, energy efficiency More
Faculty & Staff

Ferland, Kathey

Kathey Ferland is a Project Manager with the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources. She currently manages the Texas Industries of the Future project focused on finding efficient energy management practices and te... More
Faculty & Staff

Ferreira, Paulo

My research interests focus on the study of the atomic structure and defect behavior of nanomaterials, through in-situ and high-resolution TEM techniques. In particular, I am interested in understanding the relationships... More
Faculty & Staff

Freeman, Benny

Professor Benny Freeman received the 2008 Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology for his work on gas separations using membranes. Freeman was recognized for a number of contributions to his field. For exampl... More
Research & Initiatives

Fuel Cells

Fuel cells are appealing for a variety of energy needs including portable, transportation, and stationary applications since they offer clean energy with high efficiencies. However, a widespread commercialization of fuel... More
Faculty & Staff

Garrison, Michael

Professor Michael Garrison is currently active in the design and construction of sustainable buildings. He has served as the faculty sponsor of the 2002, 2005, and 2007 Solar Decathlon competitions administered by the U.... More
Research & Initiatives

Geothermal Research in Deep Sediments (GRIDS)

The Bureau of Economic Geology is pursuing transformational research related to geothermal energy (GE) development from deep sedimentary basins. The northern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) is a representative environment of deep, ... More
Faculty & Staff

Ghattas, Omar

Modeling of dynamics of polar ice sheets; seismic inversion. More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Global Policy Studies (MGPS)

The Master of Global Policy Studies (MGPS) degree at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs is a path-breaking program designed to equip professionals with the tools and knowledge necessary to be leaders in an in... More
Faculty & Staff

Goodenough, John

Dr. Goodenough's research into the relationships between the chemistry, structure, and electronic/ionic properties of solids addresses fundamental solid state problems in order to design new materials that can enable an ... More
Faculty & Staff

Grady, Mack

Dr. Grady's research interests are mainly in the area of electric power systems, with special focus on harmonics and power quality. He regularly teaches courses in power system engineering, power electronics, and circuit... More
Research & Initiatives

Green Marine Transportation Program

The Green Marine Transportation Program is focused on the development of technologies for improving the fuel efficiency of ships. Studies are focused on quantifying the annual fuel consumption associated with each of the... More
Courses

Green Technology Law & Policy (LAW 397S )

This course will examine the legal, business, and policy dimensions of current efforts in the U.S. to promote the development and diffusion of green technologies. Drawing on recent legislative and policy developments at ... More
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Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (CHE 384; CHE 379)

"This course will be structured around GHGT-10, the 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies. Attendance will be required at the Conference to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from Septe... More
Faculty & Staff

Grimshaw, Thomas

Dr. Grimshaw’s professional interests are currently in areas related to energy policy, with emphasis on emerging energy technologies and resources. He is particularly interested in the intriguing case of cold fusion, w... More
Courses

Groundwater Resource Evaluation (EER 396)

Groundwater Resource Evaluation is an interdisciplinary course that will investigate groundwater resource evaluation and development. As populations increase, we need better management of our current resources and develo... More
Centers & Institutes

Gulf Coast Carbon Center

The Gulf Coast Carbon Center seeks to apply its technical and educational resources to implement geologic storage of anthropogenic carbon dioxide on an aggressive time scale with a focus in a region where large-scale red... More
Faculty & Staff

Hallock, Gary

Dr. Hallock's research is in plasma science and involves two different areas in this applied science field. The first involves high performance Hall-type plasma thrusters, which are being developed for stationkeeping of ... More
Faculty & Staff

Hebner, Robert

Dr. Hebner's research interests include high voltage pulse generators, electrical conduction and breakdown, superconducting motors,hybrid vehicle technology, high speed generators, energy storage, and advanced low-volume... More
Faculty & Staff

Heller, Adam

In his studies of solar energy conversion, Heller demonstrated that photo-electrochemical cells can convert efficiently sunlight to electrical power and to chemical energy, stored as hydrogen. He raised the solar convers... More
Faculty & Staff

Henkelman, Graeme

The primary focus of the Henkelman group is the development of simulation methodology to study kinetic processes at the atomic scale. We are interested in surface growth, diffusion in solids, and reactions at surfaces. F... More
Faculty & Staff

Holliday, Bradley J.

The Holliday Research Group is broadly interested in studying problems at the interface of Inorganic and Materials Chemistry. In this area of inorganic materials, our interdisciplinary research includes the study of both... More
Faculty & Staff

Houser, Heather

Heather Houser is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She received an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Stanford University, and a B.A. from Reed College. Her first book is Eco-Sickness: Env... More
Faculty & Staff

Hoyer, Wayne

Wayne D. Hoyer holds the James L. Bayless/William S. Farrish Fund Chair for Free Enterprise. Dr. Hoyer joined the faculty of The University of Texas in the Spring of 1981 after receiving his Ph.D. (1980), M.S. (1979), an... More
Courses

Hydraulic Engineering Design (CE 365K)

Application of engineering hydraulics to stormwater management; storm sewer design; engineering hydrology; open-channel hydraulics; hydraulic structures; culverts and bridges; stormwater detention facilities. (Charbeneau... More
Centers & Institutes

IC2 Institute

As an interdisciplinary research unit of The University of Texas at Austin, the IC2 Institute has advanced the Theory and Practice of Entrepreneurial Wealth Creation. The theories and hypotheses developed at IC2 are test... More
Research & Initiatives

IGERT: Sustainable Grid Integration of Distributed and Renewable Resources

A collaborative research and education project between UT-Austin and the Pecan Street Project in Austin is the basis for a recently funded NSF IGERT proposal, which is to train up to 12 graduate students per year. Alread... More
Research & Initiatives

Impacts of Energy Developments on the Texas Transportation System

Texas's energy sector has a critical impact—historically and currently—on both the state economy and the Texas transportation system. The state’s various transportation modes, including rail, highways, pipelines, a... More
Centers & Institutes

Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES)

The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) is an organized research unit created to foster the development of interdisciplinary programs in computational sciences and engineering (CSE), mathematical ... More
Courses

Integrating Energy Options and Policies for the 21st Century (PA 680)

This PRP will examine policies that are encouraging or discouraging the increased use of nuclear energy and natural gas, then focus on factors that are inhibiting development of members of the group of less recognized en... More
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Intro to Nuclear Power Systems (ME 337C)

Radioactivity, nuclear interactions- fission and fusion, fission reactors, nuclear power systems, nuclear power safety. Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Physics 303L and 103N with a grade of at least C in each and a... More
Faculty & Staff

Irwin, Julie

Judgment and Decision Making, Marketing Communication, Public Policy, Research Methodology, Statistical Analysis, Business Statistics, Consumer Behavior, Dot-com Industry, Environmental Studies, Public Policy More
Faculty & Staff

Johnston, Keith P.

We utilize fundamental concepts in colloid and interface science and materials chemistry to design, synthesize and characterize nanocomposite materials for biomedical, pharmaceutical and energy applications. Nanotechnol... More
Faculty & Staff

Juenger, Maria

Maria C. Garci Juenger is an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Her teaching and research focus on materials used in civil e... More
Faculty & Staff

Klein, Dale

Dale E. Klein is Associate Director of the Energy Institute and Associate Vice President for Research at UT-Austin. Formerly he was Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and also served as a member of the Commiss... More
Faculty & Staff

Kockelman, Kara

Modeling of travel behavior, location choice decisions, and the connection between urban form and travel; Planning and policy-making in the context of intra-urban personal travel needs and land development; Roadway safet... More
Faculty & Staff

Korgel, Brian A.

Nanotechnology can be defined as the study of material properties and interactions on a nanometer length scale. Our experimental group focuses on investigating size-tunable material properties, and the rational self-asse... More
Faculty & Staff

Kwasinski, Alexis

Dr. Kwasinski’s research interests are in the broad areas of power electronics, energy conversion, and electromechanical systems, with emphasis on distributed generation (microgrids), nonlinear power electronics contro... More
Faculty & Staff

Levy, Francois

Levy's teaching centers on Environmental Control of buildings and technology integration. His research is related to passive and active environmental control systems in buildings, space architecture and regolith mitigati... More
Research & Initiatives

Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries have become the power source of choice for portable electronic devices as they offer higher energy density compared to other rechargeable battery systems. They are also intensely pursued for hybrid ... More
Faculty & Staff

Manthiram, Arumugam

Dr. Manthiram directs a large, productive research group in electrochemical energy technologies with 27 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. His current research is focused on high energy density batteries, in... More
Courses

Materials Chemistry for Energy (CHE 384 )

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Research & Initiatives

Materials for Lithium-Ion Battery Electrodes

New electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries are essential for reducing greenhouse gases and enhanced utilization of renewable energy sources. We are trying to identify new materials and nano-structures for use as e... More
Faculty & Staff

Meyers, Jeremy P.

Dr. Jeremy Meyers earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1998. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 2006. Dr. Meyers researches the design and opt... More
Research & Initiatives

Modeling Energy Storage for a Green Yacht

Sponsor: Private donors More
Faculty & Staff

Moore, Steven A.

I teach design and courses related to the philosophy, history, and application of sustainable technology. In my research I employ the related fields of the Philosophy of Technology and Science and Technology Studies (STS... More
Faculty & Staff

Mullins, Charles Buddie

The research interests of Professor Buddie Mullins include materials chemistry for energy regarding: (i) solar photoelectrocatalysis relating to the production of fuels from sunlight, (ii) the catalysis and surface chemi... More
Research & Initiatives

Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials are intensely pursued for a variety of technological applications. Chemical synthesis and processing play a critical role in accessing nanomaterials with desired morphology, microstructure, and properties. ... More
Research & Initiatives

Office of Naval Research Electric Ship Program

The U.S. Navy is investing in technology for an electric naval force in order to increase affordability and military capability. This transformational war fighting capability is based on integrated electric power system ... More
Faculty & Staff

Orbach, Raymond

Dr. Raymond Lee Orbach is Director of The University of Texas at Austin's Energy Institute, a multi-disciplinary institute that combines the strengths of the university's schools and colleges to advance solutions to toda... More
Courses

Our Global Backyard: Environment, People, Science, and Technology (UGS 303)

Understanding the pressures on the world's environments and people is of paramount importance to maintaining global resources for current and future generations. Many of the most challenging environmental conflicts today... More
Research & Initiatives

Pecan Street Project

UT faculty and students are providing research support for the DOE sponsored smart grid demonstration that was awarded to the Pecan Street Project ($10 million over five years). In the smart grid demonstration project at... More
Courses

Radioactive Waste Management (CE 377K; ME 389E)

This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of sources of radiation, ionizing radiation, its interaction with matter and living tissues, radioactive decay kinetics, external and internal radiation d... More
Faculty & Staff

Rai, Varun

Natural Resource Economics, Engineering-Economic analysis of energy systems; Energy policies of China and India; Climate change economics and policy; Technological innovation and diffusion More
Research & Initiatives

Reducing the Evironmental Impact of Concrete Production

The purpose of this research is to explore methods of reducing the environmental impact of concrete production while maintaining or improving current performance standards. This is being achieved through the synthesis of... More
Courses

Renewable Energy and Power Systems (EE 362R; EE 379K)

Introduction to renewable energy sources and their integration into power systems. Includes wind energy: resources, turbines, blades, rotor power characteristics, generators, active and reactive power, variability, and v... More
Faculty & Staff

Rhykka Connelley

Dr. Connelly is a research associate at the Center for Electromechanics. She works on algae biofuel research as well as research on sustainable fertilizer, made from algae. More
Faculty & Staff

Ruoff, Rodney S.

Our research includes study of the synthesis, characterization, and application of novel carbon materials, algae-biodiesel, and new instrument development and use. One such carbon material is graphene, a two-dimensional ... More
Faculty & Staff

Santoso, Surya

Dr. Surya Santoso's research interests include development of intelligent systems for enhancing the infrastructure of the electric power grid (e.g., autonomous intelligent monitoring and assessment systems, predictive ma... More
Courses

Science & Technology Policy (PA 388K)

This course will review how science and technology is funded and performed; how knowledge is created and disseminated; and how firms access and translate knowledge into commercial innovations. But the focus of the course... More
Faculty & Staff

Seibert, Frank

Frank Seibert is the Technical Manager of the Separations Research Program at The University of Texas at Austin. The Separations Research Program is a consortium composed of approximately 20 industrial companies that sup... More
Courses

Selected Topics in Physics: Energy Production (PHY 341)

Topic 1: Energy Production. The various means that exist or have been suggested for generating energy; comparison in terms of efficiency, safety, and effects on the environment. More
Research & Initiatives

Smart Building Initiative

Tools are now available that offer real-time data for people who want to learn how their personal choices impact energy consumption at the room level. In a year-long project, the Smart Building Initiative marries this te... More
Courses

Society, Technology, and the Environment (UGS 302)

This seminar will focus on the economic and environmental impact of technology and what it means to be a producer, a consumer, and a citizen. More
Research & Initiatives

Solar Cells

Solar energy is the most abundant, and the amount of energy received from the sun every hour exceeds the annual global energy requirements. The major hurdle to widespread adoption of solar cells is that existing solar en... More
Courses

Solar Conversion Devices (EE 379K)

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Solar Energy Systems Design (ME 374S)

The objectives of this course are to provide an understanding of the fundamentals of solar radiation and of solar thermal and PV components and systems, including performance and economics. Other renewable energy technol... More
Research & Initiatives

Solar Photocatalytic Materials – Sunlight to Fuels

We are testing and trying to discover cheap, durable, and efficient materials as well as device strategies and non-morphologies for use as photocatalysts for converting cheap feed-stocks (e.g., water or carbon dioxide) i... More
Faculty & Staff

Spence, David

Professor Spence's research and teaching focuses on business-government relations and the regulation of business, particularly energy and environmental regulation. Additionally, he is interested in environmental law, ene... More
Faculty & Staff

Stevenson, Keith

Our research looks at interfacial processes occurring at solid/liquid interfaces. Understanding the chemistry and physics at these interfaces can have huge technological implications such as in the development of sensors... More
Research & Initiatives

Sustainable Cities Doctoral Research Initiative

The Sustainable Cities Doctoral Research Initiative focus on the integration of cutting edge research and practice in the fields of urban planning, architecture, environmental and architectural engineering, landscape arc... More
Courses

Sustainable Energy Roadmap for Austin (PA 682A)

Austin Energy and Solar Austin are co-sponsoring the creation of a "Sustainable Energy Roadmap for Austin (the Roadmap), a detailed plan for Austin Energy to become carbon-neutral. The project will identify the steps tha... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Sustainable Energy Systems Certificate - Mechanical Engineering

Access to energy directly correlates with the quality of life we enjoy. Today, we face the grand challenge of meeting the energy needs of a growing population while minimizing the adverse effects of these technologies on... More
Courses

Sustainable Materials (CE 397)

This is an introductory course focusing on sustainability considerations as they pertain to infrastructure materials most relevant to civil engineers. The course will provide the students with a strong foundation in the ... More
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Technology and Its Impact on the Environment (CHE 357)

Study of sources and fates of environmental pollutants; environmental quality standards--their measurement and regulation; and pollution control design procedures. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisit... More
Research & Initiatives

Texas Electrical Vehicle Program

The University of Texas at Center for Electromechanics (UT-CEM), the Texas Energy Conservation Office, and the Texas Department of Commerce have jointly organized an electric and hybrid-electric vehicle program in Texas.... More
Research & Initiatives

Texas Industries of the Future

Texas Industries of the Future (IOF) was established in 2001 with funding from the US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy through contracts with the Texas State Energy Conservation Offic... More
Centers & Institutes

Texas Materials Institute

The Texas Materials Institute at the University of Texas at Austin was established in 1998 to ensure that UT-Austin achieves excellence in graduate education and research in the broad field of materials. The role of TMI ... More
Courses

The Engineered World -- Energy (UGS 302)

Topics of this course include global and regional energy supply and demand, energy conversion and power production, energy use in buildings, transportation and industry, outlook for global energy resources, environmental... More
Research & Initiatives

University of Texas Energy Poll

The Energy Management & Innovation Center (EMIC) within the University of Texas McCombs School of Business is launching a new groundbreaking public opinion poll to measure and report on US consumer opinions and attitudes... More
Courses

UT Energy Symposium - International Energy Issues (PA 188S)

This weekly speaker series seeks to provide a common platform for students from all disciplines across the campus to interact on the most pressing energy issues facing our globe. The series will introduce students to a w... More
Research & Initiatives

UT Thermal Lab

The Thermal Lab is located on the south side of the West Mall Building and serves as a real-scale testing facility that simulates a full scale single room with a south-facing facade, allowing for thermal experiments as w... More
Courses

Water Resources Development and Policies (CE 397)

Analysis of water resources projects, particularly international water projects, with emphasis on engineering planning considerations and their relation to governmental policies. More
Faculty & Staff

Webber, Michael

Michael Webber's research interests include energy systems analysis, renewable and alternative energy, energy policy, the nexus of energy, food and water, algae biofuels, and energy in Texas. Michael is one of the origin... More
Research & Initiatives

Welch Renewable Energy Initiative

The Welch Renewable Energy Initiative (REI) within the Center for Electrochemistry began in September 2008 with major funding from the Robert A. Welch Foundation. The REI mission is to catalyze discovery and advances in ... More
Research & Initiatives

Well-to-Wheel Analysis of Innovative Biofuels

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Faculty & Staff

Whitsett, Dason

Dason Whitsett is a Principal of Pollen Architecture in Austin and serves as Ajunct Lecturer in the Graduate Program in Sustainable Design. His teaching and research center on solar geometry, the thermal modeling and tec... More
Faculty & Staff

Yu, Edward

Professor Yu directs a research laboratory concerned generally with the characterization, understanding, and application of physical phenomena and of solid-state material and device properties at nanometer to atomic leng... More