Colorado State University is recognized as one of the premier research institutions and routinely ranks in the top of all American Universities in research expenditures. The Energy Institute is part of the Office of the Vice President for Research, which has a responsibility for facilitating the research enterprise at Colorado State University. The Energy Institute and Office of the Vice President for Research work together to encourage and support the development, marketing and application of our world-renowned energy research. The Energy Institute is also part of the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory, which has been a successful and impactful research consortium among four leading research institutions—the Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, University of Colorado-Boulder, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
At the Energy Institute our researchers are engaged in studying methane, air quality, energy access in the developing world, internal combustion engines, renewable energy, electric grids, energy and health, energy and society, combustion and plasma science, and thermal systems. Our researchers present at major conferences and global events such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) , the Climate and Clean Air Coalition Conference supported by the United Nations Environment Programme, the American Association for Aerosol Research Conference, the American Geophysical Union, the International Aerosol Modeling Algorithms Conference and the Gordon Research Conference. They have their work published in the likes of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Environmental Health Perspectives, Environmental Science and Technology, Environment International, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, and Atmospheric Environment.