Energy & the Environment

Energy & EnvironmentEnergy & Environment faculty are focused on the chemistry underlying “sustainability” and are working to advance the renewable energy nanotechnology and environmental science.  These groups are seeking real-world solutions to the critical questions related to energy and environment. The research is frequently interdisciplinary, with projects investigating areas such as energy-critical materials, energy harvesting and storage technologies, challenges in energy-relevant catalysis, carbon capture, light harvesting photovoltaics, and energy storage systems.

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Chemistry department receives more than $6 million in research grants annually
14 chemistry faculty members have NSF CAREER Awards
Longest-running chemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates in the nation
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