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The demand for energy solutions is urgent and global.


Institute for Energy Solutions Mission: to pursue energy science and technologies to enable, accelerate, and inform the transition to an equitable, resilient, clean, affordable, and sustainable energy future.

IES Celebrates Black History Month

IES Celebrates Black History Month with Black Engineers and Scientists who pushed energy innovation. More leaders will be added throughout February.

Programs and Activities


Energy Solutions focuses on research, outreach, community engagement, communication, and educational activities. Fostering, facilitating, and creating connections within the College of Engineering, with other University of Michigan units, and with external organizations are key objectives of the Institute. Importantly, Energy Solutions also supports the University of Michigan’s carbon neutrality goals. Please reach out to Institute leaders to share your ideas and vision for a clean and equitable energy future.

Ongoing IES activities include:

  • seminars and round table discussions with external
    experts on energy topics

  • IES summer faculty support program

  • annual IES graduate fellows program

  • convening and planning activities for responses to energy funding opportunities

  • IES doctoral graduate student recruiting incentives

Student working with biodigester

Seen above: Biodigesting waste into fuel

Join Us!

To lay a strong foundation for Energy Solutions, we’re working to build community across the university and beyond. If you’re a UM faculty or staff member whose work focuses on or informs energy research or related social, environmental, and economic interconnections, let us know. Energy experts are searchable by topic or by last name and will also be added to our monthly newsletter list.

Seen above: Solar powered ammonia production equipment