About the MIT Energy Initiative

Linking science, innovation, and policy to transform the world's energy systems.


The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), MIT’s hub for energy research, education, and outreach, is advancing zero- and low-carbon solutions to combat climate change and expand energy access. MITEI is a crucial rallying point for MIT researchers and educators who share our vision and commitment to dramatically reduce emissions through the development of novel technologies and delivery of science-based analysis. Together we are dedicated to decarbonizing global energy systems and building upon MIT’s long tradition of working collaboratively and transparently with industry, government, and civil society.


The MIT Energy Initiative leads MIT’s collaborative engagement with companies of all kinds from around the world to decarbonize our economy as rapidly as possible. Learning from one another, and working together, we seek to identify high impact opportunities, develop solutions, and bring them to global scale.

How we achieve our mission

RESEARCH: MITEI connects researchers from across MIT and facilitates collaborations with industry, nonprofits, and government to speed and scale commercialization of no- and low-carbon technologies from lab to market. MITEI and its members support hundreds of research projects, including innovative early-stage energy projects awarded through the MITEI Seed Fund Program.

Through MITEI’s Future Energy Systems Center, faculty, students, industry, and government advance R&D in key technology areas and energy subsector systems. Center researchers conduct integrated analysis of the energy system to transform power systems, transportation, industry, and the built environment.

MITEI also delivers comprehensive analyses for thought leaders, policy makers, and regulators, such as the “Future of” report series. The most recent, The Future of Energy Storage, was published in 2022.


EDUCATION: MITEI’s education role is central to its mission to decarbonize the world’s energy systems. MITEI provides a robust educational toolkit to thousands of MIT graduate and undergraduate students and global online learners who want to contribute to the energy transition.

Our programs—in the classroom, in the field, and online—allow students to study and conduct energy research in diverse fields, from energy science and social science to technology and engineering. Students hone their skills and collaborate with peers and professionals.

Opportunities include the Energy Studies Minor, the Energy Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, short modules during the Independent Activities Period, an energy-focused first-year orientation program, the graduate Society of Energy Fellows, and a series of online energy classes open to the world.


OUTREACH: MITEI provides fact-based analysis of current energy topics to inform public policy, foster dialogue within the academic research community, and provide the public with context on vital issues. Our conferences and symposia give industry, government, and nonprofits data and insights to help drive energy system change. We continue that conversation online and off through news articles, our social channels, podcasts, and our experts’ presence in the media.

What We Do

Our history

MIT’s legacy of tackling societal challenges with science and technology stretches back to the first classes it offered in 1865. Some of MIT’s greatest innovations have been multidisciplinary—from collaborations across MIT departments and among industry, academia, and government. Throughout its history MIT has engaged with industry and government to help solve the world’s most vexing problems.

This history makes MIT and MITEI uniquely suited to the task of decarbonizing the energy sector and addressing the climate crisis. This multidisciplinary effort draws from many fields, including physics, chemistry, economics, engineering, social science, and public policy.

In 2006, MIT President Susan Hockfield—along with a diverse team of MIT faculty and senior staff—established the MIT Energy Initiative. MITEI’s founding director was Ernest J. Moniz, now the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems emeritus and special advisor to the MIT president. Moniz also served as the U.S. Secretary of Energy. Subsequent directors have been:

MITEI has mobilized thousands of students and experts, hundreds of millions of dollars in research, and key players from throughout the energy world around a core mission: deploying the research and educational strengths of MIT to decarbonize our economy and to address the world’s energy challenges.

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Executive Leadership

William H. Green Director and Professor MIT Energy Initiative; Department of Chemical Engineering

William H. Green, the Hoyt C. Hottel Professor at MIT, is a world leader in chemical kinetics, reaction engineering, prediction of chemical reactions and properties, and in development of related software. He has led many combined experimental/modeling research projects related to fuels, combustion, pyrolysis, and oxidative stability, and he invented an instrument to directly measure rate coefficients for multi-channel reactions. He developed computer methods to predict the behavior of complicated reacting mixtures, many of which are included in the open source Reaction Mechanism Generator software package, a type of AI expert system for reactive chemistry. The associated popular website rmg.mit.edu includes estimators for many chemical properties and several databases. Green co-invented several algorithms and numerical methods helpful for handling complicated chemical kinetics. His group has also developed machine-learning methods and software (ASKCOS and Chemprop) for accurately predicting the products of organic reactions and for predicting many chemical and reaction properties. Chemprop, whose recent versions were developed primarily by Green’s research group, is currently the most popular open-source chemistry software on GitHub. It is heavily used by the pharmaceutical industry, to predict the properties of proposed new drug molecules. Green also invents and analyzes technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in the transportation/fuel sector. Two of his greenhouse-gas reduction inventions are now being commercialized, one by Thiozen, a company he co-founded. Recently he has been developing and analyzing technology options for decarbonizing the freight sector, with a special interest in long-haul trucking.

Green earned his BA from Swarthmore College, and his PhD in physical chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley under the supervision of C. Bradley Moore. After postdocs at Cambridge University with Nicholas Handy and at the University of Pennsylvania with Marsha Lester, he worked for Exxon Research & Engineering for six years before joining the Chemical Engineering faculty at MIT in 1997. Green has co-authored more than 350 journal articles, which have been cited more than 23,000 times. He is a fellow of the AAAS and of the Combustion Institute, and has received the American Chemical Society’s Glenn Award in Energy & Fuel Chemistry and the AIChE’s Wilhelm Award in Reaction Engineering. He convened and organized the International Conference on Chemical Kinetics in 2011, and now serves as treasurer of that conference series. More than 20 of his former graduate or postdoctoral students are now tenured or tenure-track faculty. He previously served as the editor of the International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, as the faculty chair of MIT’s Mobility of the Future project, and as the executive officer of the MIT Department of Chemical Engineering. He was appointed director of the MIT Energy Initiative in Spring 2024.

Christopher Knittel Deputy Director of Policy and Professor MIT Energy Initiative; Sloan School of Management

Christopher Knittel is the deputy director of policy at MITEI and the George P. Shultz Professor of Energy Economics in the Sloan School of Management MIT. He is also the director of MIT’s Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, which has served as the hub for social science research on energy and the environmental since the late 1970s. Knittel is also a co-director of The E2e Project, a research initiative between MIT, UC Berkeley, and the University of Chicago, to undertake rigorous evaluation of energy efficiency investments. He joined the faculty at MIT in 2011, having taught previously at UC Davis and Boston University. At MIT, he teaches Energy Economics and Policy to undergraduates, MBA students, and graduate students from outside of the Sloan School of Management.

Martha Broad Executive Director MIT Energy Initiative

Martha Broad is MITEI’s executive director. As part of the leadership team, she works to link science, innovation and policy to transform the world’s energy systems. She has a track record of successfully partnering with business, government and nonprofit stakeholders to support the clean energy transition. At MITEI, she works closely with member companies who collaborate with MIT researchers on a spectrum of topics, including the Future Energy Systems Center.

In addition, she spearheads MITEI’s collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy to design, manage, and host the annual Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Women in Clean Energy Symposium and serves as a C3E Ambassador.

Previously, as part of the senior management team of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), Broad led programs and studies that focused on the commercialization of clean energy technologies. By collaborating with universities and public and private partners, she helped facilitate the state’s successful installation of hundreds of megawatts of wind and solar systems.

Antje Danielson Director of Education MIT Energy Initiative

Antje Danielson is the Director of Education at the MIT Energy Initiative, where she directs existing energy programs—such as the MIT Energy Studies Minor and the Energy Fellows Program—conceives and oversees the development of new programs—such as the Future of Energy Systems online MicroMasters—and engages in interdisciplinary research related to transformation systems. She co-teaches energy- and climate-related classes, and leverages her extensive international network of like-minded academic and professional colleagues to accelerate climate change related capacity building.

Prior to her position at MIT, she directed the Institute of the Environment at Tufts University, where she was also an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health. From 2005 to 2008, she was the Deputy Director for Sustainability at the Centre for Research into Earth Energy Systems at Durham University in the UK, where she initiated a carbon capture and storage working group.

Danielson’s approach to finding climate solutions is systemic, interdisciplinary, collaborative, and entrepreneurial. She advances her goals through research, education, and implementation of solutions. In 1999/2000, she co-founded the car-sharing company Zipcar.

Danielson is a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Council for Science and the Environment and has also served as President of the U.S. Council for Environmental Deans and Directors. She received teaching awards from Harvard University and an Exceptional Contribution Award from Durham University.

Randall Field Executive Director, Future Energy Systems Center MIT Energy Initiative

Randall Field is executive director of the MITEI’s Future Energy Systems Center which examines the accelerating energy transition as emerging technologies, policies, demographics, and economics reshaping the landscape of energy supply and demand. He is also executive director of MIT’s Fusion Study examining the global multidecadal dynamics of the energy transition and how fusion energy can contribute to decarbonizing global energy systems. He was previously executive director for MITEI’s Mobility Systems Center, assessing the impact of transformations in vehicle and fuel technologies, service and business models, and consumer behavior in the movement of both passengers and goods. He was also executive director for MIT’s Mobility of the Future study which produced the Insights in the Future Mobility report covering global projections of alternative fuel vehicle fleets and energy consumption, deployment of charging and fueling infrastructure, attitudes towards mobility, and the impacts of innovative technologies and business models on urban mobility. As executive director for the Conversion Research Program at MIT for 10 years, Field worked with a multidisciplinary team of researchers to explore various conversion technologies for production of alternative fuels. Prior to MIT, Field worked for Aspen Technology for 23 years. Field received a SM in chemical engineering practice from MIT and a BS in chemical engineering from Caltech.

J.J. Laukaitis Director of Member Services MIT Energy Initiative

J.J. Laukaitis is the Director of Member Services at the MIT Energy Initiative, where he manages the growth of impactful collaborations between leading corporations and MIT faculty, researchers, and innovators.

J.J. has over 25 years of experience in engineering, product management, and large account sales management across multiple industries including mechanical design, software, electronics, and semiconductor manufacturing equipment.

During his industry career J.J. has led new revenue growth and business development initiatives at large established corporations and was a key contributor to early revenue generation and the IPO at PTC.

At MIT, J.J. has a track record of initiating and growing large, strategic engagements between industry partners and MIT, resulting in mutually beneficial research projects and technology commercialization initiatives. For 11 years, J.J. has worked closely with some of the largest and boldest initiatives across MIT, such as the MIT Energy Initiative, Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Systems Lab, and Advanced Manufacturing Initiatives.

J.J. received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a masters in Science from the MIT Sloan School of Management. J.J. is a graduate of Leader 2 Leader (L2L), MIT’s nationally-recognized development program for MIT leaders.

Heather Leet Development Officer MIT Energy Initiative

Heather Leet joined MITEI as the development officer in May of 2023 and has been privileged to spend the last 20 years helping donors fulfill their philanthropic wishes for several education, service, and humanitarian organizations. Prior to joining MITEI, Heather was the Director of Development at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.

Heather’s past fundraising has included a variety of organizations including the Old State House in Boston, Rotary International, and the United of Way of Metro Chicago. Heather has attributed her choice to support organizations that are making an impact on their communities and the world to her service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bulgaria, where she taught English as a second language and supported several student projects, including a Danube River pollutant research project by High School Students for which she raised funds from USAID.

Sarah Peterson Human Resources Manager MIT Energy Initiative

Sarah strategically partners with all MITEI teams to achieve optimum operational results. Having worked at MIT since 1999, Sarah brought a wealth of institutional knowledge to MITEI when she joined as Human Resources Administrator in May 2018. As a member of the MITEI leadership team, Sarah consults on and helps implement policies and procedures, while proactively managing a wide variety of staff- and student-related issues, to maintain alignment of MITEI’s goals, mission, and philosophy with its employees. Recognizing that people are the most valuable resource in an organization, Sarah strives to achieve a great workplace and work-life balance for everyone at MITEI.

Robert Stoner Founding Director, Tata Center for Technology and Design

Robert Stoner is the founding director of the MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design. He was previously MITEI’s deputy director for science and technology. Stoner is currently a member of the MIT Energy Council. He also serves on the Board of Directors of, and the Science and Technology Committee of, the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, which oversees the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and as a member and secretary of the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty.

Stoner is the inventor of numerous computational and ultrafast optical measurement techniques and has built and managed successful technology firms in the semiconductor, IT, and optics industries. From 2007 through 2009, he lived and worked in Africa and India while serving in a variety of senior roles within the Clinton Foundation, including as the CEO of the Clinton Development Initiative, and director of the Clinton Climate Initiative for Africa. His present research at MIT focuses on solutions to energy poverty, and the design and optimization of energy systems and business models in the developing world. He earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from Queen’s University and Ph.D. from Brown University in condensed matter physics.

Robert Tolu Manager of Financial Operations MIT Energy Initiative

Robert Tolu has worked for more than 20 years in finance and sponsored-award administration.  Previously he worked for Harvard University and the education and healthcare nonprofit, Education Development Center. At MITEI, he serves as Manager of Financial Operations, overseeing a team tasked with all financial matters, pre- and post-award, ensuring smooth operations. Robert earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.  He is deeply experienced in finance administration with the federal government, industry, and foundation funders.

Tom Witkowski Director of Communications MIT Energy Initiative

Tom Witkowski is MITEI’s director of communications. As a member of the MITEI leadership team, his focus is on sharing MITEI’s work in decarbonizing global energy systems, as well as its efforts to combat climate change and expand energy access. He uses storytelling to educate, inform, and engage audiences with the people and work of innovative and mission-driven organizations. Previously, he oversaw Alumni Marketing & Communications for Harvard Business School, strengthening the connections between the school and its alumni and donors. He has also held communications roles with MIT Resource Development and MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to his work in higher education, he was a journalist published in Time, the Boston Globe, the Boston Business Journal, and numerous other local and national publications

Energy Council

The Energy Council helps shape MITEI’s research, education, and outreach directions.

Clare Balboni

Steven Barrett

John Deutch

William Green

Bradford Hager

Chris Knittel

Jing Li

Caitlin Mueller

Elsa Olivetti

Christoph Reinhart

Noelle Selin

Yang Shao-Horn

Bettina Stoetzer

Robert Stoner

Andy Sun

Yogi Surendranath

Jinhua Zhao

Energy Education Task Force

MITEI’s Energy Education Task Force guides the development of energy education at MIT. The task force meets regularly throughout the academic year and includes faculty from all five schools at MIT, as well as graduate and undergraduate student representatives. MITEI’s education team members support the task force by implementing energy education programs.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee meets annually to review MITEI’s progress, provide strategic input, and report to the offices of the MIT President and Provost. MITEI Founding members, and rotating Sustaining Members have a seat on the Executive Committee.

External Advisory Board

An External Advisory Board composed of industry, academic, nonprofit, and public sector leaders provides oversight to the Initiative. The views and guidance of the board greatly assist MITEI in maximizing its impact in helping to meet the world’s energy needs, reduce the environmental impacts of energy production and consumption, and inform public discourse on energy and the environment. The board meets annually each fall.

Poppy Allonby
Head of ESG Enablement, T. Rowe Price

Norm Augustine (Chair)
Retired Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin

Arunas A. Chesonis
Managing Partner, Safar Partners

Dominic T. Clausi
Vice President of Research, ExxonMobil

Rafael del Pino
Chairman, Grupo Ferrovial SA

John Deutch
Institute Professor and Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, MIT

Susan Eisenhower
Chairman Emeritus, Eisenhower Institute

Lorenzo Fiorillo
Director Technology, R&D & Digital, Eni S.p.A.

Selda Gunsel
President, Shell Global Solutions US

Susan Hockfield
President Emerita and Professor of Neuroscience, MIT

Robert B. Millard
Chairman Emeritus, MIT Corporation

Ernest J. Moniz
Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics & Engineering Systems Emeritus, MIT

Sam Nunn
Co-Chair, Nuclear Threat Initiative

John S. Reed
Chairman Emeritus, MIT Corporation

Güler Sabanci
Chairman and Managing Director, Haci Omer Sabanci Holding AS

Philip R. Sharp
Retired President, Resources for the Future

Ratan N. Tata
Chairman, Tata Sons Limited

Ellen Williams
Distinguished University Professor, Department of Physics, University of Maryland

Daniel Yergin
Vice Chairman, S&P Global

Governing Board

The Governing Board provides input to MITEI leadership on overall direction and member activities and serves as the Program Committee for the Energy Research Seed Fund. The Board meets twice a year—in the spring to review seed fund progress and proposals and in the fall at the time of the annual MITEI Research Conference. Founding and Sustaining members each have a seat on the MITEI Governing Board with the directors of MITEI and the MIT Energy Council.

MITEI is affiliated with faculty members in a number of MIT centers, departments, and laboratories pursuing interdisciplinary energy and environmental activities. MITEI supports the financial administration of certain projects and collaborates on research and education activities with these organizations.

Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research
Established in 1977, the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) promotes research on energy and environmental policy to support improved decision making by government and industry. It is directed by Professor Christopher Knittel (MIT Sloan) and jointly sponsored by MITEI, the Department of Economics, and the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Affiliated faculty and research staff as well as international research associates contribute to empirical research on policy issues related to coal, oil, gas, and electricity markets; nuclear power; mobility; energy infrastructure; investment finance and risk management; and environmental and carbon constraints. CEEPR cooperates closely with associates in government and industry across the globe to enhance the relevance of its research.

CEEPR produces working papers, policy briefs, and research input to larger, interdisciplinary studies; hosts two annual research workshops in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and hosts an international energy policy conference organized jointly with the Energy Policy Research Group at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. CEEPR is also involved in a number of collaborative research projects.

The E2e Project is a joint initiative founded by Professor Christopher Knittel, Professor Michael Greenstone (formerly at MIT, now at the University of Chicago), and Professor Catherine Wolfram of the University of California, Berkeley, to leverage cutting-edge scientific and economic insights on the causes of the persistent energy-efficiency gap. E2e focuses these talents on solving one of the most perplexing energy questions today and communicating those findings to policy makers and the public. E2e’s research generates rigorous and accurate evaluations of energy-efficiency technologies and programs using state-of-the-art empirical methodologies.

The Roosevelt Project takes a multidisciplinary approach to examine the transitional challenges associated with progress toward a deeply decarbonized U.S. economy. The project aims to chart a path forward through the transition that minimizes worker and community dislocations and enables at-risk communities to sustain employment levels by taking advantage of the economic opportunities present for regional economic development. The first phase of the project involves an assessment of cross-cutting topics related to the transition. The second phase of the project involves developing regional action plans for individual case studies, working with local partners on the ground in specific transition contexts. The project was initiated by former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz and engages a breadth of MIT and Harvard faculty and researchers across academic domains including economics, engineering, sociology, urban studies and planning, and political science.

Climate and Sustainability Consortium
The MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium aims to vastly accelerate large-scale, real-world implementation of solutions to the looming threat of climate change. The MCSC unites similarly motivated, highly creative and influential companies to work with MIT to build a comprehensive process, market, and ambitious implementation strategy for environmental innovation.
Climate CoLab
The goal of the Climate CoLab is to harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people from all around the world to address global climate change. Inspired by systems like Wikipedia and Linux, the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence has developed this crowdsourcing platform where citizens work with experts and each other to create, analyze, and select detailed proposals for what to do about climate change.
Energy Club
The MIT Energy Club is focused on the creation of a tight-knit energy community at MIT. The club holds signature events such as the annual MIT Energy Night and the MIT Energy Conference. The club’s emphasis is on building a community at MIT with a deeper understanding of global energy trends and challenges through open, fact-based discussion.
Environmental Solutions Initiative
The Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI) advances science, engineering, policy and social science, design, the humanities, and the arts towards a people-centric and planet-positive future. MITEI and ESI faculty collaborate on numerous initiatives.
Global Commission to End Energy Poverty
The Global Commission to End Energy Poverty (GCEEP) was conceived to convene and help forge an actionable consensus among the many public and private actors who have a stake in bringing about universal access to modern energy services. GCEEP’s ultimate objective as project developers, agency heads, regulators, leaders of development finance institutions, and private and public utilities is to present a compelling vision that can help attract investment into the energy sector of low-access countries and dramatically accelerate change. The Commission’s research team is led by MITEI’s Robert Stoner and MIT visiting professor Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga.
Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
The pace and complexity of global environmental change is unprecedented. Nations, regions, cities, and the public and private sectors face increasing pressures to confront critical challenges in future food, water, energy, climate, and other areas. Led by director Professor Ronald G. Prinn (Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences), the Joint Program’s integrated team of natural and social scientists produces comprehensive global and regional change projections under different environmental, economic, and policy scenarios. These projections enable decision makers to better assess impacts and the associated costs and benefits of potential courses of action.

To achieve its mission—advancing a sustainable, prosperous world through scientific analysis of the complex interactions among co-evolving, interconnected global systems—the Joint Program:

  • Combines scientific research with risk and policy analyses to project the impacts of—and evaluate possible responses to—the many interwoven challenges of global socioeconomic, technological, and environmental change.
  • Communicates research findings through its website, publications, workshops, and presentations around the world, as well as frequent interactions with decision makers, media outlets, government and nongovernmental organizations, schools, and communities.
  • Cultivates and educates the next generation of interdisciplinary researchers with the skills to tackle ongoing and emerging complex global challenges. ​

Building on the twin pillars of science and policy, the Joint Program was founded in 1991 as a joint effort of two distinct groups: the MIT Center for Global Change Science and the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research.

MultiScale Material Science for Energy and Environment
MITEI continues to host the MultiScale Materials Science for Energy and Environment Laboratory, an international joint unit (UMI) between France’s National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and MIT at the center of a strategic association covering research, training, and education in partnership with industry. The UMI aims at “bottom up” simulation and experimental verification of properties of complex multiscale materials—from atomic-scale to microns, and from nanoseconds to years. Materials with important technological, economic, energy, and environmental applications are addressed, including cement, ceramics, nuclear fuels, steels, and geo-materials. The UMI hosts French researchers at MIT, each for multiple years, and is seen as a gateway to further collaboration between CNRS and MIT. The UMI, which is housed at MIT under the auspices of MITEI, has been designated by the CNRS as the lead unit of an international research network consisting of multiple institutions engaged in materials science in the United States as well as in Europe. In July 2019, MIT, CNRS, and Aix Marseille Université held a symposium in Marseille to highlight past accomplishments of this collaboration; we are working on a renewal for another five years.
Office of Sustainability
The mission of the Office of Sustainability (MITOS) is to transform MIT into a powerful model that generates new and proven ways of responding to the unprecedented challenges of a changing planet via operational excellence, education, research, and innovation on campus. Established in 2013 under the Executive Vice President and Treasurer’s Office, MITOS works to integrate sustainability across all levels of campus by engaging the collective brainpower of students, staff, faculty, alumni, and partners. MITOS has set out to have an impact across scales, from the individual to the global.

MITEI staff and faculty affiliates collaborate with the Office of Sustainability through initiatives such as the Campus Sustainability Task Force, living lab projects, and the MIT Climate Action Advisory Committee.

Sustainability Initiative
The MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative was founded with the goal to create a world where humans and nature can thrive for generations to come. Since inception, the Sustainability Initiative has tried to drive a fundamental shift in how the world defines and solves sustainability problems.
Tata Center for Technology and Design
MITEI hosts the Tata Center for Technology and Design. Founded in 2012 with support from the Tata Trusts, the Center’s research and education mission is to develop solutions to challenges facing resource-constrained communities globally, with an initial focus on India.
U.S. C3E Initiative
The U.S. C3E Initiative aims to advance clean energy by closing the gender gap and enabling the full participation of women in the clean energy sector. MITEI and the Department of Energy began their collaboration to launch C3E in 2012. The Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy and Texas A&M Energy Institute has joined the collaboration—each university now hosts the annual awards and symposium on a rotating basis. The U.S. C3E Initiative has increasingly focused on elevating the voices and experiences of women from diverse backgrounds throughout the U.S.

MIT Human Resources maintains a list of open positions at the Energy Initiative, and is the primary contact for all applications and questions.

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I’m a journalist. How can I get in touch with an MIT energy researcher?
Contact MITEI Communications.

How can I learn about becoming a member?
Contact MITEI Member Services.

How can I learn about energy education?
Contact MITEI Education.

Where can I view recordings of MITEI events, seminars and other talks online?
If a MITEI event, seminar, or other talk is being recorded, you can find the video by visiting the MITEI YouTube channel. Please note that not all MITEI events, seminars and talks are recorded, but that the YouTube channel is the most up-to-date source of MITEI video recordings.

I’m a non-MIT student/researcher who would like to work with MIT faculty on energy issues. Are there opportunities available for internships and jobs?
MIT faculty work on a very wide range of energy research topics, and the best way to figure out whether there could be opportunities is to research specific departments and faculty members, and inquire through those channels. You can learn more about faculty members affiliated with MITEI here. MIT Human Resources maintains a list of open positions at the Energy Initiative, and is the primary contact for all applications and questions. Please note, MITEI does not offer internships to international students.

I’m a researcher at another academic institution. How can I get in contact with MITEI about an energy-related topic?
If you would like to reach MITEI regarding an energy-related topic such as an invention or research project, please send us more information about your proposal.

I’m an inventor. How do I get in touch with someone at MITEI about my energy-related invention?
We receive many inquiries about inventions, and unfortunately MITEI researchers are unable to review these proposals.


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