Prioritizing People: Ethical Imperatives in Energy Research

The field of energy research has made remarkable strides, ushering in innovative technologies and policies that shape our future. But beneath the progress lies an ethical responsibility that cannot be overlooked: protecting the people who participate in this research.

UC Davis Energy News – August/September 2023

Western Cooling Efficiency Center Releases 2023 Research Highlights Learn about 16 different projects ranging from technology development in heat exchangers, building electrification, to air quality research and policy in schools. WCEC continues to develop, test and iterate on solutions to address the complex environmental, economic, and social challenges that accompany energy decarbonization and the global […]

UC Davis Energy News – June/July 2023

Congratulations to our 2023 Energy Graduate Group graduates! We are delighted to share the news that Kabian Ritter, Brianna Dooley, Meg Slattery, Kristi Dayemo, Galym Iskakov, Sienna Levine, Calleagh Turner, Kelsi Titus, Kelvin Ke, Tanner Palmer, Rachel Field, Joshua Ira, Lucas Beslow, and Alex Cagle participated in the June graduation ceremony at UC Davis. We […]

EEI Seeking Post-Doctoral Researcher for Materials Decarbonization

The Energy and Efficiency Institute at the University of California, Davis, is seeking one post-doc to lead research in the area of low-carbon materials. The post-doc will participate in, lead, and develop new research projects in designing sustainable materials with an emphasis on assessing environmental burdens and integrating environmental impact assessment methods with material performance.

UC Davis Energy News – May 2023

EEI Compares Notes on Heat Pumps with Japanese Experts Acting Executive Director Alan Meier recently visited Japan to discuss heat pump technologies and policies with staff from the government research agency,  New Energy Development Organization (NEDO). He also met with researchers from universities, research institutes, and private firms. Japan also faces serious challenges in de-carbonizing their […]

UC Davis Energy News – April 2023

WCEC Participates in the UC Davis College of Engineering Mentoring Program The UC Davis College of Engineering offers a Research, Inclusion and Mentoring Experiences program for undergraduates who are considering graduate study and/or careers in engineering research by linking them with engineering graduate students who are conducting research projects. The program aims to broaden participation in engineering […]

UC Davis Energy News – March 2023

Are Southern California students and teachers breathing clean air? The air purifier in teacher Andres’ classroom at MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate School in Santa Ana was installed in 2021. But the first time the light went red no new filters could be found, a result of supply chain woes. Now, about two months after installing a […]