Sustainable energy systems
Cornell University is committed to being a leader in the field of sustainable development. In addition to the Cornell Energy Institute, several Cornell Centers coordinate efforts in related research and education including the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future and the Cornell Fuel Cell Institute. The Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is a key part of those efforts. With a framework that includes physical, chemical, and biological energy transformations, transport of heat and mass in fluids and solids, materials for energy capture and storage, process analysis, design, and simulation, and full life cycle analysis of energy and mass flows, a chemical engineering education provides the ideal skill set for tackling a wide range of energy problems.
Research Area Faculty
The faculty researchers in this area exemplify the collaborative nature of the work done at Cornell Engineering.