Current status of university-based energy institutes in the United States and a pathway to forming a national organization

Jay F. Whitacre, Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian, Anna J. Siefken, and Michael M. Whiston write about how over the past twenty years, the number of university-based energy institutes (UBEI) that focus on supporting energy-related research has increased substantially. While most of these institutes have formal or informal collaborative interactions with other institutes, there is no existing nation-wide network or organization that all institutes can interact with. As such, we have endeavored to investigate and classify the current landscape of UBEIs, with the intent of enabling the formation of a centralized organization to further support the evolution of the academic energy research movement in the U.S.  April 11, 2022.