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The Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) serves as an umbrella organization to enhance and promote research, education, and outreach activities at Illinois Institute of Technology that are related to energy and sustainability. WISER also coordinates the initiation of research collaboration internally between IIT faculty and externally with other universities, research laboratories, and industry.

To continuously initiate the development of new cross-disciplinary collaborative research areas, WISER has established the WISER Seed Funding Grants (WSFG) program, with the expectation of enhancing our competitive edge in attracting major external funding in areas related to energy and sustainability.

More than 80 Faculty Affiliates are currently involved with WISER across the various colleges, research institutes, and centers at IIT.

Research Centers and Programs

WISER's research objective is aimed at fighting climate change and water shortage, which requires a focus on energy efficiency and gradual movement toward decarbonization of energy. This strategy requires the continuous substitution of carbon-based energy by renewable sources. To achieve this goal, current WISER research and development initiatives include:

Sustainable Electrical Grid and Sustainable Energy Integration
Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation
CSMART (Center for Smart Grid Applications, Research, and Technology)
SPIKE (Spearheading Poverty Inhibition through Klean Energy)

Climate Change and Fundamental Research in Sustainable Energy Systems
Fundamental Research in Sustainable Energy and Carbon Management
Electrochemical Energy Storage
Natural Gas
Bioenergy and Water Management

Sustainable Development
Sustainable Built Environment
Urban Agriculture

WISER Faculty Affiliates are also involved in additional research areas in energy and sustainability.

Wiser Institute


3:15pm to 4:30pm

Joint Seminar

WISER/C2ST/Armour College of Engineering (ChBE/CAEE/ECE/MMAE Depts.)

Presented by:

Douglas J. Arent

Deputy Associate Lab Director
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Perlstein Hall Auditorium - Room 131
Illinois Institute of Technology
10 West 33rd Street
Chicago, IL  60616

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Feb 27