Energy Engineering

An enegy engineering undergraduate student working in the Coal Utilization Lab

Research Areas

Professionals in the Energy Engineering field are interested in areas such as:

  • Carbon materials from fossil fuels
  • Clean coal and fuel technologies
  • Applied catalysis
  • Electrochemical energy and electrocatalytic systems
  • Hydrogen production, storage, and fuel cells
  • Petroleum and natural gas processing to higher value products
  • Sustainable energy options - wind, solar, biomass and geothermal systems
  • Subsurface science and hydrology
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Biofuels and bioenergy
  • Transportation fuels and their formulation
  • Engines, combustion and flames
  • Molecular modeling
  • Air emissions and their control during fossil fuel combustion
  • Multiphase hydrodynamics and heat transport
  • Coal to liquids and coal bed methane
  • Characterization of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels
  • Classification, size and shape characterization
  • Power generation systems, fuel cells, and batteries
  • Energy policy and economics

As a student in the Energy Engineering program, you will have several research opportunities available through the Energy Institute, including the option to apply for an undergraduate research grant.