Ms. Vorpahl Goes to Washington (D.C.)

May 1, 2017 By Jake Precht: Chemistry Ph.D. student Sarah Vorpahl will bring her passion for clean energy and policy to Washington, D.C. this September as a 2017-2018 Materials Research Society (MRS) and The Optical Society (OSA) Congressional Science and

Breakthrough Energy Ventures Fund Announced

Bill Gates is leading a more than $1 billion fund focused on fighting climate change by investing in clean energy innovation. CEI is thrilled about this commitment from patient investors and ready to lead the charge of impatient researchers. The

DOE & WA Sign MOU on Grid Modernization at CEI

Director of WA State Department of Commerce Brian Bonlender, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability at DOE Patricia Hoffman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Advanced Grid Research and Development Division at DOE Michael Pesin sign

UW Women in Chemical Engineering Events

University of Washington undergraduate, graduate, faculty and professional women in chemical engineering, as well as male allies, supporting diversity and striving for excellence in the field. The group hosts social and professional events and lectures.

DOE Releases NW Regional Clean Energy Innovation Partnership Report

WA Governor Jay Inslee, Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz, and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell at the Northwest Regional Clean Energy Innovation Partnership Workshop on August 15. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a new report entitled, “Exploring

2016-2017 Student Training & Exploration Grants

CEI has selected six research projects for its 2016-2017 Student Training & Exploration Grants. The institute made roughly $200,000 in awards this year. These grants support student education at the University of Washington by providing scholars the freedom to explore novel, high-risk/high-reward research topics.

JCDREAM 1st Annual Symposium, Oct 3-4, 2016

This event brings together researchers and policy makers in the area of “earth abundant materials” to discuss the latest developments and trends, as well as regional strategies.  Specifically, JCDREAM focuses on research, education, and leadership in the energy storage, clean

Graduate education in clean energy due for ‘big data’ overhaul

Professor Jim Pfaendtner is leading a new endeavor funded by the National Science Foundation to bring big data to graduate education in clean energy research at the UW. Known as DIRECT — or Data Intensive Research Enabling Clean Technologies —

CEI Director Dan Schwartz elected to WA State Academy of Sciences

Dan Schwartz, Director of the Clean Energy Institute

Dan Schwartz, director of the Clean Energy Institute,professor of chemical engineering, and adjunct professor of materials science and engineering, has been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences along with eleven other UW faculty.  The new members will be formally inducted

UW 360 feature on CEI testbeds

James Hwang, CEI Graduate student appears on UW 360 program.

The Clean Energy Institute was featured on a recent episode of UW 360. Professor David Ginger, Graduate students James Clark and William Hwang, and Director Dan Schwartz discuss recent research and the future Clean Energy Test Beds at the University

Connected Campuses to Test Transactive Energy

A first-of-its-kind partnership in Washington state seeks to develop and demonstrate the technologies to cost effectively balance energy use among buildings, campuses, and cities in multiple regions of the state.

CEI Job Opening: Assistant Director of Program Operations

The Assistant Director of Program Operations is responsible for directing day-to-day operations of the Clean Energy Institute’s testbed facilities, with primary responsibilities in the areas of facility management, business development and financial management, and staff supervision.

UW experts call Paris climate agreement ‘bold,’ ‘encouraging’

The Paris Climate Agreement — combined with the Mission Innovation and Breakthrough Energy Coalition pledges to invest billions of new dollars in clean energy — is a signal that the world is committed to accelerating the development of scalable clean energy innovations.

Ionic Window Wins 2016 Clean Energy Prize at UW Environmental Innovation Challenge

Battery and energy storage tools and components were center stage at the 2016 UW Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge.

CleanTech Showase

The annual CleanTech Showcase features the latest cleantech innovations from Northwest companies and research institutions.

The Future of NW Leadership in Electrical Energy

This annual symposium is designed for students, faculty, and community members to explore electricity technology and policy, and the role they play in our energy economy.

Equity & The Environment: Mobilize Green Conference

The goal of the Mobilize Green event is to inspire, engage, and mobilize the next generation of diverse green leaders to help communities solve equity and environmental challenges.

Faculty and Students Present Battery Research on Capitol Hill

A team of CEI graduate fellows and researchers from professor Venkat Subramanian’s laboratory were one of six groups invited to exhibit at an ARPA-E sponsored Congressional Showcase attended by elected officials and staff members.

The Washington Research Foundation has provided a six-year gift of $6.74 million to support nine new faculty hires, six postdoctoral researchers and the creation of a new experimental manufacturing facility on campus that will help move discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace. This investment in the CEI is truly transformational.”
– Daniel Schwartz, CEI Director
“Providing clean energy to the inhabitants of our planet is a major challenge to future generations. The University of Washington is to be congratulated for establishing an Institute where faculty and students can work together to tackle the difficult global challenge of energy sustainability.”
– Mildred Dresselhaus, Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Emerita and Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Energy competition is opening up in a variety of ways, the push for carbon control will continue, and the rate of technology advancement is exponential. All the things I’ve seen at the CEI are just perfect for the way we see things going in energy. You guys are at the cutting edge. We’re counting on you.”
– Ronald Litzinger, President, Edison Energy
Since its founding the Clean Energy Institute has contributed more than $1.1 million toward the education of 66 STEM scholars and recruitment of 12 students through our fellowship programs.