Energy is a prominent theme for the research enterprise at NC State University. Energy research is prominent in all 10 academic colleges, and research funds come from state and federal agencies, and many partners in both the public and private sectors.

NC State also hosts a diverse array of research centers and institutes on energy themes. Centers and institutes provide the means, the foundation, and the impetus, to engage students, faculty and private industry to help test ideas, conduct research, and galvanize partnerships to ensure the creation of solutions for some of our toughest global energy challenges.

Centers and institutes often enlist the assistance of other university collaborators, private industry partners, as well as state and federal agencies with an interest in facilitating a solutions-based approach; be it renewable or clean energy technologies, nuclear energy infrastructure, transportation or wide bandgap semiconductor technologies, centers and institutes are the catalysts for such innovations.


Energy-Related Centers and Institutes at NC State