The Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) are one of seven interdisciplinary research institutes at Penn State. Our mission is to foster and facilitate research that advances the energy and environmental research missions of the University, IEE works to build teams of researchers from different disciplines to see how new partnerships and new ways of thinking can solve some of the world’s most difficult energy and environmental challenges.

We have five research themes:

  • Climate and Ecosystem Change
  • Future Energy Supply
  • Health and the Environment
  • Smart Energy Systems
  • Water and Biogeochemical Cycles

We understand that our world needs abundant, clean, safe, and affordable energy. Our planet also needs innovative solutions to sustain a healthy, protected environment. Together, we can find solutions to local and global challenges.

IEE uses four methods to nurture research at Penn State:

  • Funding
  • Outreach and Training
  • Facilities and Instrumentation
  • Collaboration and Network

We invite you to collaborate with us to discover and implement solutions to the world's most pressing energy and environmental challenges.