Alternative and Renewable Energy

As we transition to the use of renewable energy, multiple opportunities for new technologies will materialize for corporations and entrepreneurs. The purpose of the Alternative and Renewable Energy track is to prepare sustainable engineers to work in all aspects of this transition to a new renewable future.

Key knowledge, skills and capabilities for a sustainable engineer specializing in the Alternative and Renewable Energy track include:

  • Band gap understanding
  • Semiconductor properties
  • Biomass/thermal conversion
  • Electrochemical
  • Battery science
  • Thermal/electrical storage

Top research areas:

  • Renewable energy
  • Energy conversion
  • Energy storage

Key courses:

  • ECE 7000 Renewable Energy Policy
  • ECE7580 Intro to Power Electronics
  • ECE 7800 Renewable Energy Systems
  • ECE7810 Power System Modeling
  • ECE7850 Electrochemical Power Sources