Clean Energy Institute

The Clean Energy Institute (CEI) at the University of Washington in Seattle aims to accelerate the adoption of a scalable clean energy future that will improve the health and economy of our state, nation, and the world. To accomplish this mission, CEI supports the advancement of next-generation solar energy and battery materials and devices, as well as their integration with systems and the grid. The institute creates the ideas and educates the people needed to generate these innovations while facilitating the pathways to bring them to market.

CEI seeds programs that focus on clean energy education, innovation, and transformation. This involves:

  • Training the next generation of clean energy innovators.

  • Supporting novel, high-risk/high-reward research.

  • Creating shared facilities with state-of-the-art instrumentation for academic researchers and industry to
    help bring cleantech innovations to the marketplace.

  • Building a community of interdisciplinary researchers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists
    devoted to a clean energy future

What are the research interests of the Clean Energy Institute?

The Clean Energy Institute's focus on energy conversion materials at the molecular level, through the advancement of energy storage and grid capacity through intelligence. Learn more about the types of research happening at CEI.  

Summer Research Opportunities

CEI is a new partner in 2019 but has a rich history in teacher preparation and Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Programs. Seattle is a vibrant city with excellent public transportation. Fellows may wish to find temporary accommodations in the city center or take advantage of summer housing at the University of Washington.

Where is the Clean Energy Institute?

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