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Center for Air, Climate and Energy Solutions

Center for Air, Climate and Energy Solutions

I’m pleased to announce that the Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Carnegie Mellon a ten million dollar grant for a new collaborative research center, the Center for Air, Climate and Energy Solutions. Decisions about energy like shale gas development, electric car subsidies, power plants of the future have impacts on both air quality and climate. …

Electric Vehicle Adoption Potential in the U.S.

Electric Vehicle Adoption Potential in the U.S.

I’m Jeremy Michalek, and I direct Carnegie Mellon’s Vehicle Electrification group. Electric vehicles have the potential to help reduce air emissions while improving energy security and offering economic benefits, but they can only make impact to the extent that people adopt them. Since 2008, we’ve conducted studies to understand and characterize some of the key …

Bob Tilton: Creating New Technology Using Complex Fluids

Bob Tilton: Creating New Technology Using Complex Fluids

I work in a field called complex fluids engineering. So complex fluids, such as milk, are generally defined as any fluid where the constituents of the fluid are not dissolved as individual molecules, but they exist as very fine particles. They’re not actually dissolved, they’re dispersed, and these particles interact with each other in the …

Steinbrenner Institute Overview

Steinbrenner Institute Overview

There is a tremendous amount of scholarship at Carnegie Mellon University across all of our colleges addressing environmental issues. We have a diverse and collaborative campus, and we encourage interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty members from across the university. To capitalize on this, the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research was founded in 2004 with …

Carnegie Mellon University’s Environmental Engineering Lab

Carnegie Mellon University’s Environmental Engineering Lab

In Carnegie Mellon University’s environmental engineering lab, students and faculty work together to tackle the complex challenge of creating a cleaner, more energy-efficient world. With cutting-edge research that sits at the intersection of water quality and climate change, researchers are focused on critical issues that impact the future of our planet. Our researchers are improving …

Brandon Lucia: Energy Harvesting Computers: Extracting Energy from the Environment

Brandon Lucia: Energy Harvesting Computers: Extracting Energy from the Environment

In my lab, we’re developing the basic technology to support what are called “energy harvesting computers.” These are devices that can perform computations, sense their environments, and communicate using energy that they extract from their environments. We can make devices harvest radio waves or use solar energy. By powering these devices with energy extracted from …