Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

Meeting world energy needs is one of the most significant challenges we face in the coming century. The National Science Foundation sponsored Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (REMRSEC) at the Colorado School of Mines, with participation of researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 1 , is focused on renewable energy transformative materials science and education initiatives. REMRSEC is located in Golden, Colorado.

REMRSEC is a renewable energy institute focusing on transformative materials science advances in photovoltaic, membrane and clathrate storage technology. The mission of the Photovoltaic Interdisciplinary Research Group is the research and development of next generation photovoltaic (PV) and opto-electronic materials, disordered and inhomogeneous thin-film semiconductors, and quantum dot engineered nanostructrures. The Advanced Membrane Interdisciplinary Research Group focuses on the research of advance membranes and ion transport materials central to the conversion, utilization, storage of energy, and the evaluation of clathrate structures as potential materials for methane and hydrogen storage. REMRSEC offers a Renewable Energy Research Experience For Undergraduate (REU) program and K-12 Teacher Workshop each summer. The Center also has state-of-art computing, characterization, synthesis, processing, and microscopy facilities.

1 NREL is the primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development for the U.S. Department of Energy. NREL is operated for DOE by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, comprised of the Midwest Research Institute, Battelle Memorial Institute, CU-Boulder, CSU, Colorado School of Mines, MIT and Stanford. For more information visit www.nrel.gov .