The Center for Research in Energy and Environment (CREE) serves as the focal point of research, development, and deployment related to energy and environmental technologies and in particular the energy/environment nexus.
Energy Research through CREE focuses on the development and deployment of Energy efficiencies and energy security.
Environmental Research through CREE focuses on integrating biological and physical systems involving emerging, contaminating compounds and microorganisms in natural and engineered systems.
Our Living laboratories offer a unique collaborative learning environment to S&T students, faculty researchers, and industry. The six solar homes designed and occupied by S&T students function as a test bed to research and demonstrate real world applications of grid- tied residential systems with solar power generation and energy storage, smart and resilient infrastructure, and human and technology interaction. The future of small neighborhood communities - smart, resilient, secure, and environmentally sustainable- is being built right here at Missouri S&T Solar Villages Living Laboratories.
Available equipment for routine use includes centrifuges, deep freezer, freeze dry system, semi-micro balance and analytical balances, lab ovens, autoclave, walk-in temperature & light control chambers, large greenhouse, high quality MilliQ water systems, portable GCs, and many more items.
Center for research in Energy and Environment and Microgrid Industrial Consortium at Missouri S&T install two new microgrids at EcoVillage Living Laboratory . Both microgrids are powered by Advanced Lead Acid batteries to advance research and education in Advanced lead Energy storage as an alternative to Lithium Ion batteries.
Dr. Fatih Dogan, professor of materials science and engineering, has been named the interim director of the Center for Research in Energy and Environment (CREE). His appointment began July 1.
Casey Canfield, assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering, has published a paper titled “Encouraging voluntary government action via a solar-friendly designation program to promote solar energy in the United States” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the world’s most-cited multidisciplinary scientific journals.
Missouri S&T is partnering with industry, business groups and academic institutions to form the Greater St. Louis and Illinois Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub Industrial Cluster to promote clean energy in the industrial sector. The group will collaborate on developing infrastructure for hydrogen fuels and will use cutting-edge technology to help individual businesses meet decarbonization goals to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the region by 2035.
A Missouri S&T professor is working with leaders across the country to discuss and develop climate change solutions. His recent efforts include participating in the White House Campus and Community-Scale Climate Change Solutions forum, and he will return to Washington, D.C., this week.