Research

Research

Green roof projects at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center encourage people to consider innovative ways of thinking about ecology Photo: Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

A recent study by the Energy Institute found the university attracts and supports over $70 million a year in energy related research. The university has a long tradition of research in conventional energy fields and a growing nexus of research in alternative energy and energy storage fields. A recent Office of Sustainability study of active awards in 2013 in the Office of Sponsored Projects found 12% were focused on sustainability issues, including non-engineering and geoscience fields such as environmental, natural and social sciences. We will continue leadership in our historical areas of strength and build our efforts in emerging sustainability fields.