CONSERVATION / EFFICIENCY

05-en-efficiencyFrom highly efficient automobiles to efficient light bulbs to motion-sensing light switches, more efficient devices and reduction in waste can contribute as much toward a sustainable energy future as discovery of new energy sources. Research carried out at the University of Illinois is aimed at both improving efficiency of energy-consuming devices as well as conservation of energy by reducing waste.

 

Areas of Research Focus

Illinois researchers are leading the way on saving energy and resources — now and in the future.

Specific projects include:

Researchers

James Allison

James Allison

Electro-thermal system design

Phillip Ansell

Phillip Ansell

Electrical and chemical engineering; materials science

Can Bayram

Can Bayram

Microelectronics and photonics

Jennifer Bernhard

Jennifer Bernhard

Electromagnetics

Leonardo P. Chamorro

Leonardo P. Chamorro

Fluid mechanics and thermal sciences

Nora El-Gohary

Nora El-Gohary

Energy-water-environment sustainability

Alan Hansen

Alan Hansen

Biomass, biofuels, and diesel engines

Kiruba Haran

Kiruba Haran

Power and energy systems

Philip Krein

Philip Krein

Power and energy systems

Waltraud M. Kriven

Waltraud M. Kriven

Mechanical properties and materials

Minjoo Lawrence Lee

Minjoo Lawrence Lee

Microelectronics and photonics

Xiuling Li

Xiuling Li

Nanotechnology and photovoltaics

Bruce Elliott-Litchfield

Bruce Elliott-Litchfield

Stored solar energy

Nenad Miljkovic

Nenad Miljkovic

Fluid mechanics and thermal sciences

Ralph Nuzzo

Ralph Nuzzo

Photovoltaics and catalysis

Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O'Brien

Traditional and alternative energies

Carlos Pantano-Rubino

Carlos Pantano-Rubino

Fluid dynamics and thermal sciences

Nandakishore Rajagopalan

Nandakishore Rajagopalan

Biomass and biofuels

Tom Rauchfuss

Tom Rauchfuss

Organometallic chemistry for clean fuels

Todd Rusk

Todd Rusk

Operations efficiency

Peter W. Sauer

Peter W. Sauer

Power systems and security

Lance Schideman

Lance Schideman

Bioenergy and biomass

André Schleife

André Schleife

Nanoscale science and technology

John Scott

John Scott

Analytical chemistry and biofuels

Edmund Seebauer

Edmund Seebauer

Semiconductors

Ashlynn Stillwell

Ashlynn Stillwell

Hydraulic engineering

Rizwan Uddin

Rizwan Uddin

Nuclear power

Xinlei Wang

Xinlei Wang

Building energy efficiency and diesel engines

Scott Willenbrock

Scott Willenbrock

Elementary particle theory

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