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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.

Meet the 2024 IES Graduate Fellows!

IES has 9 interdisciplinary PhD students working on two projects in 2024. Take a look at their work and reach out with any questions.

Energy News

IES posts news from various departments at the University of Michigan, including various departments in the College of Engineering and several non-engineering departments, like the School of Environment and Sustainability and the School of Law. If you have energy news you would like to publicize, please reach out to [email protected].

Energy Events

IES Staff update the Upcoming Events in Ann Arbor page frequently to include the latest events in Ann Arbor that you may be interested in attending. Whether it is an information session on residential energy programs at one of the Ann Arbor District Libraries or a lecturer presenting at University of Michigan, we want to promote energy events that interest you.

Contact Us

Please reach out to our team! Whether you are an external partner or a researcher here at U-M, we would love to hear about your work, hear about your thoughts, and talk about potential engagement and collaborations. Contact us at [email protected].

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

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