We are about solutions.
The Institute for Energy Efficiency is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to researching and developing technological solutions for an efficient, sustainable and clean energy future. The Institute’s cutting-edge research activities leverage the considerable expertise of UC Santa Barbara’s highly acclaimed faculty, scientists, engineers and researchers, including five Nobel Laureates. By fostering collaborations, sponsoring research, and expediting the commercialization of new technologies, the Institute strives to deliver high impact advances for an energy efficient future.
The Institute is comprised of six Solutions Groups, each targeting critical energy issues. These initial focus areas hold the promise for critical advances across crucial industries and technologies. Additionally, the Institute conducts a wide variety of programs and initiatives outside of its core research focus that further the mission.
The solutions developed at the Institute will change the way people around the world think about, produce, and use energy, while concurrently educating and training a new generation of energy technologists for the emerging energy economy.