Research

Clean Energy & Environment

Current Research
in the Department

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Clean Energy

One of the biggest challenges in today’s world is sustainably generating, converting, transporting, storing, and using energy. The department, with its traditional focus on thermodynamics, heat transfer, and machine design, is well poised to respond to these concerns.

Areas of Expertise

  • Wind energy
  • Fuel cells, batteries, ultracapacitors, thermoelectrics, and other energy-conversion devices
  • Hybrid vehicle design and demonstration under intelligent control with real-time traffic feedback
  • Computational fluid dynamics of warm rain, coal combustion, and environmental-pollutant transport

Affiliated Research Centers

Key Faculty

Spotlight on Research

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