Today's energy and environmental challenges provide opportunities to improve, to innovate, and to overcome. These opportunities are where Penn State and IEE researchers develop science-based solutions through interdisciplinary research related to its five research themes: Climate and Natural Systems, Health and the Environment, Integrated Energy Systems, Equitable Communities and the Built Environment, and Water Sustainability.

One Institute | One World

Research Projects

IEE funds and supports basic and applied research projects on strategic interdisciplinary topics that leverage faculty expertise to solve critical energy and environmental challenges.

Penn State Institute of Energy and the Environment Research Awards 2023

Research Awards

IEE's Research Awards program acknowledges research excellence, interdisciplinary collaboration, and faculty mentorship.


Research Themes

IEE's five research themes focus on timely energy and environmental challenges, as well as the unique opportunities that Penn State researchers have in shaping our shared future.