Professor Thatcher Root and graduate student Elise Gilcher are developing new catalysts that could make renewable energy generation more cost-effective and efficient. Photo: Sam Million-Weaver.
The world’s climate is at a tipping point and as a society, we need solutions that enable us to reduce our carbon footprint, explore energy generation and storage in innovative ways, preserve our scarce resources, and protect our global water supply. Addressing these challenges requires revolutionary advances in clean and renewable power and energy storage systems, technologies that allow us to create bio-renewable chemicals and products, and new tools for detecting and removing harmful substances from our natural and built environment.
We’re engineering the future through: