The University of Maryland Energy Research Center provides a comprehensive balanced energy research program, based on the most efficient use of our natural resources while minimizing environmental impacts and our dependence on imported energy, with faculty expertise across a broad spectrum of energy technology and policy.




Mark your calendars for the Climate Action 2016 Summit, May 5-6, 2016 in College Park, MD and Washington D.C.

Registration will open early 2016.



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UMD-led Team Advances in SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

Team of students will test prototype design of a new form of transportation in which passenger-carrying pods travel through above-ground tubes at high speeds.

UMD Accepted to DOE’s 2017 Solar Decathlon Competition

A team of UMD students, faculty, and mentors will compete to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.

You’ll Never Be-Leaf What Makes up This Battery

UMD materials scientists bake oak leaf, add sodium to cook up new large-scale battery possibility



Transforming Energy Lecture - Alison Taylor
February 16, 2016 3:00 p.m. 3201 JM Patterson Building More»


Research Workshop: Insider's guide to the NSF and other federal agencies
February 16, 2016 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Banneker 2212 Stamp Student Union More»


Lecture: “Innovation: Leadership and Strategy in Times of Uncertainty” Dr. John D. Evans, Lockheed
February 18, 2016 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Van Munching Hall, Room 2333 More»