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Welcome to the Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2) at the University of Connecticut

On behalf of our faculty, staff and students, we take this opportunity to welcome you to the Center for Clean Energy Engineering that serves as a portal for multidisciplinary energy research, education, training and outreach at UConn. The center provides an umbrella and platform for the development of scientific and engineering knowledge base and transformational breakthrough not only in developing and validating advanced energy systems concepts but also in cost effective engineering and demonstration of the long term operation and reliability. The Center for Clean Energy Engineering further serves as a nexus for the development to deployment activities involving fundamental and applied research in clean and efficient energy systems (from energy conversion and distributed generation technologies to utilization of fossil and non-fossil fuels to power distribution and management) utilizing foundational knowledge in the field of materials science, systems engineering, , computational analysis, large scale demonstration and testing as well as training of 21st century scientists and engineers. With its expanded mission, C2E2 is in a leadership position to address and meet the emerging “Energy, Water and Climate” challenges at the national and global levels.

Our efforts are geared toward catalyzing the transformation of “Science-to-Systems” for a global “Sustainable Energy Economy” through academic research and industrial development of cost-effective solutions to current and emerging technologies.

Advanced energy conversion technologies, fuels and fuel processing, energy storage, power management and smart grid and conservation of natural resources with a focus on environment and water are all part of our larger research and educational portfolio.

The C2E2 mission has been strengthened and expanded by the Eminent Faculty Initiative in Sustainable Energy, a unique effort funded jointly by the State of Connecticut and leading energy companies, which has enabled us to expand our faculty resources into smart grid technologies, distributed generation, functional materials, catalysis, photovoltaic solar energy, chemical computational modeling, advanced combustion technologies and the like.

To ensure the relevancy, highest quality, and successful integration of our technological developments into commercial products, we partner with United Technologies Corp., Siemens, General Electric, FuelCell Energy, Northeast Utilities, Praxair, and other global and industrial partners, and state and federal agencies such as the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental protection, Connecticut Innovation, Clean Energy Fund, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Army, and the Office of Naval Research for example.

We greatly appreciate your interest in the Center for Clean Energy Engineering and invite you to explore our website.