SDG 7. Affordable and Clean Energy - Faculty Activities and Centers


Dunbar Birnie
Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
School of Engineering

Dunbar Birnie holds the McLaren chair of materials science and engineering. His research interests include solar cell processing (which can improve solar cell efficiency), batteries for grid storage, and solar tracker design (which looks at how solar is used in transportation systems and how we can improve energy capture)—among others.

Monica Mazurek
Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
School of Engineering

Monica Mazurek’s research focuses on the application of molecular marker technologies to control sources of fine particles in urban airsheds. She is also interested in global biogeochemistry of higher molecular weight organic matter (natural products), molecular markers in design and optimization of process-based chemical engineering technologies (fuels, additives), air quality engineering and organic molecular markers as tracers for biogeochemical and environmental processes.

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Research Centers

Rutgers Energy Institute, solar turbines

Rutgers Energy Institute

The Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) integrates Rutgers’ expertise in science, engineering, economics, and policy, putting it at the forefront of alternative energy research. Over the long term, innovative research and technological advances can help the United States to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels.

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Rutgers EcoComplex, exterior shot of building

Rutgers EcoComplex

The Rutgers EcoComplex is a nationally recognized center for the commercialization of environmental and alternative energy technologies.

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