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Areas of Research

and Scholarship

Research and scholarship within the IExE is currently organized into thematic areas; these areas are designed to evolve over time, driven by continuing changes in the energy landscape.

shaping a sustainable energy future through the study of energy, environmental, and economic policies and their impact on human behavior

assessing the sustainability of future energy scenarios

accruing energy efficiency and sustainability gains through human-centered design of the built environment

developing smart grids that integrate multiple energy sources while reducing the environmental footprint of energy distribution and consumption

inventing reliable, inexpensive, high-performance energy storage systems

exploring large-scale energy production technologies that enhance global energy supply while minimizing their environmental impact