Colorado State University

Research

Colorado State University has long recognized the crucial role energy plays around the globe and pioneered research in this area – from developing better combustion engines that emit fewer pollutants to testing new smart grid technologies to building longer-lasting, more eco-friendly batteries.

CSU created the Energy Institute in 2013 to consolidate its vast energy research portfolio under one organization. 

Research at the Energy Institute focuses not only on technology to improve energy collection, transmission and delivery but also on the sociological, health and environmental impacts as well as potential policy solutions. 

Today, more than 160 faculty members across CSU are engaged in energy research through the 14 centers affiliated with the Institute.

Energy Institute Member Organizations

Center for Energy and Behavior Center for Energy Development and Health Center for Energy Water Sustainability Center for Laser Sensing and Diagnostics Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics Center for the New Energy Economy Electric Power Systems Laboratory Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory Industrial Assessment Center Institute for the Built Environment Rural Energy Center Sustainable Biofuels Development Center