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The University of Kansas Energy Council is a division of the University of Kansas Center for Research and is the official organizing body of energy research at KU. The Council was formed in 2007 with the mission of providing the state and industry with energy research, development and education. The Council conducts active collaborative energy-related research in a variety of fields, centers and institutes including:

  • engineering
  • architecture
  • education
  • business
  • liberal arts and sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry, biology)
  • centers and institutes

The University of Kansas has a more than thirty year track record of energy related research but recently energy has moved to the fore front of state, federal, and industry conservations and policy making decisions. At KU we understand that significant opportunities exist for government funding and that the United States is actively developing large scale energy initiatives. In addition, we also know that industry is primed for growth ready for emerging technologies.

The KU energy council was designed to contribute to the development of these new technologies and is working to facilitate opportunities for researchers and industry to begin working together on large energy projects.