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Explorations in Science and Technology

Searching for Energy Solutions


From making coal cleaner to finding new uses for solar power, Pitt’s Center for Energy carries on Western Pennsylvania’s legacy of innovative thinking about energy.

David Waldeck (chemistry) explains how his research on solar cells using nanotechnology may make solar cells more widely accessible someday. 

Brian Gleeson (mechanical engineering and materials science), Director of the Center for Energy, explains what makes Pitt's Center for Energy unique, and what it contributes to the region.  

Gregory Reed (electrical and computer engineering) talks about Pitt's research on smart grid technologies and our partnerships with industry leaders such as Eaton Corporation, Westinghouse Electric Company, and CONSOL Energy.  

See more videos and learn more about Pitt's Center for Energy.