Energy Sciences

We are leading the country in numerous research areas, including the overhaul of the nation’s power grid, more affordable methods of biofuel conversion, and more durable energy storage systems.

Philip Enquist

Philip Enquist

The Governor’s Chair for High Performance Energy Practices in Urban Environments is Phillip Enquist, a world leader in generating innovative energy strategies for new and existing buildings in urban areas.

Yilu Liu

Smart Grid

The Governor’s Chair for Power Electronics is Yilu Liu, an electrical engineer specializing in smart-grid technologies in electrical power production and distribution.

Arthur Ragauskas

Arthur Ragauskas

The Governor’s Chair for Biorefining is Arthur Ragauskas, an authority in bioenergy.

Thomas Zawodzinski

Thomas Zawodzinski

As the Governor’s Chair for Electrical Energy Conversion and Storage, Thomas Zawodzinski focuses on ways to make fuel cells and other energy storage technologies more durable over time.

Steve Zinkle

Steve Zinkle

The Governor’s Chair for Nuclear Materials is Steve Zinkle, who investigates the effect of radiation on materials in fission and fusion nuclear reactors.