Energy Research at the University of Washington

Developing Timely Energy Solutions to the World's Most Complex Problems

Worldwide economic, environmental, and social development is linked to energy production, distribution, and use. Energy researchers at the University of Washington are laying the groundwork for positive change through scientific discovery, technological innovation, and the creation of societal frameworks that help communities adapt to change.

Discovery is at the heart of our University.

Featured Energy Faculty

New Faculty Profiles

  • Assistant Professor
    Designing synthetic biological systems to produce renewable chemicals and fuels
  • Rehnberg Chair Professor
    Developing nanocrystal-ink and molecular-ink based solar cells, nanowire-based devices, and novel fuel cells.
  • Professor of Philosophy and Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of the Human Dimensions of the Environment
    Ethical dimensions of environmental policy, especially climate change, precaution and risk, geoengineering, and nuclear energy.