Energy Center

Energy Center Director's Message

Maureen McCann

In the context of global imperatives for energy supply and security, there is a critical need for energy sciences to deliver game-changing discoveries and technologies rather than incremental progress. By 2030, the global demand for energy will have increased by 50% based on the predicted human population increase, and ignoring compounding factors of climate change, urbanization and increasing prosperity. A secure energy future, both in the United States and abroad, needs solutions that diversify an energy portfolio from dependence on diminishing fossil fuel reserves.

We have an exceptional community of energy researchers at Purdue. Fundamental scientific discoveries of the nature of matter and energy are translated to real-world engineering solutions. We are training our best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students in trans-disciplinary research to think beyond the current paradigms and be a creative and impactful national and international resource. While we work to build a new knowledge base in energy sciences, we know that our ability to realize the vision of a sustainable and secure energy future can only be achieved through partnerships that create deep interactions between academia, industry and government.

The mission of the Purdue Energy Center is three-fold: to strengthen interactions among the energy sciences research community on campus; to increase the collaborative research enterprise between academia, government laboratories and industry; and to welcome future collaborators to our community. Whether you are already part of the Purdue family or you are half a world away, please join us in using our human energy to make tomorrow bright.

About the Energy Center

The Center’s mission is to grow the Purdue energy research and education enterprise. We engage researchers and students in a community that delivers new discoveries and develops disruptive technologies with national and global impact.


Contact

Maureen McCann

Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

Pankaj Sharma

Managing Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

Mann Hall, Rm 105
203 South Martin Jischke Dr.
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971