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Students and researchers at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) are striving to improve the quality of life in our nation while preserving the natural resources and the environment for future generations. At the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER), more than 80 faculty members are currently involved in energy and sustainability research and educational activities across the colleges and institutes at IIT.

Wiser Institute

Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation


Groundbreaking work in the generation, distribution, management, and consumption of electricity.

Carbon Management Program Overview


Advanced design tools for gasification processes based on the computational fluid dynamics approach, produced hot gas cleaning and novel sorbents for CO₂ removal and hydrogen separation.

 Integrated Photovoltaics and Wind


Innovative sustainable high rise buildings that actually produce energy, utilizing renewable sources such as wind, sun and geothermal.

Sustainability Vision of Illinois Tech


IIT will become one of the most sustainable, urban university campus in the United States.

Electric Drives and Energy Conversion


Pioneering sustainable energy-efficient solutions from advanced power electronic converters and electric motor drives to electric, hybrid electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.


WISER Distinguished Lectureship Series

Wed., April 4, 2018 | 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
(Light reception to follow.)
Perlstein Hall Auditorium - Room 131

"Challenges and Opportunities in an Emerging Solar Economy"

Presented by
2011 National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureate

Rakesh Agrawal
Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor
Davidson School of Chemical Engineering
Purdue University

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