Ohio State research encompasses a vast array of expertise and ongoing exploration in energy and related environmental fields, with more than 400 faculty members studying the world’s energy and environment challenges.


Our faculty members and their students engage in comprehensive and multidisciplinary discoveries that have garnered international acclaim in key areas:

  • biomass/biofuels
  • building and manufacturing efficiency
  • climate and environmental science and engineering
  • economics, behavior and policy
  • electricity systems
  • fossil energy sources
  • materials for energy
  • nuclear energy
  • power and transportation
  • renewable energy sources


Their efforts benefit from nearly 20 affiliated research laboratories and centers, where many discoveries are fostered in an interdisciplinary environment with partners from Ohio State and around the world.