The Center for Advanced Materials and Clean Energy Testbeds
In January 2018, the Washington State Legislature allocated $20M to the University of Washington (UW) to establish a world-class center for advanced materials and clean energy technologies, or CAMCET. CAMCET will be home to the UW Clean Energy Institute (CEI), its Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)-UW Northwest Institute for Materials Physics, Chemistry, and Technology (NW IMPACT).
As approved in the UW Campus Master Plan (CMP), UW’s 70-acre West Campus will bring together cutting-edge researchers with pioneering civic and nonprofit institutions and private companies.
The University’s vision for the West Campus is to create a place where UW experts across multiple fields can partner with business, government, nonprofit organizations and the Seattle community to solve critical challenges. The West Campus will be a place to discover answers to the big questions facing the people of Seattle, the state of Washington and the world. It will foster an inclusive community that leverages UW’s culture of entrepreneurism and innovation.
The 3 million square feet of new development in West Campus will enable state-of-the-art education and research, enhancing the University’s ability to attract and retain top-caliber students, faculty and staff.
CAMCET will be located in the first new building in West Campus, on Site W27. The building on Site W27 will focus on clean energy science and technologies and other innovations for a sustainable future. It will be approximately 340,000 square feet and will house UW faculty, students and public and private sector tenants with compatible research and technologies. The building will include space for UW: research, active learning, seminar and meeting rooms, collaboration, and venues for events, conferences, and public outreach as well as market-rate leasable spaces for our mission-aligned partners.