Institute for Sustainable Energy

Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) is a University-wide institute that assists and promotes faculty research, and enhances BU’s curricular offerings and communication products related to sustainable energy.

We expand engagement and collaboration with outside stakeholders, including energy technology firms, public agencies, other universities and research organizations, and environment- and energy-focused NGOs.

At ISE, we’re dedicated to:

  • Promoting and assisting world-class research by BU faculty working on these challenges within and across all disciplines within the University
  • Educating BU students who will help meet sustainable energy challenges in their careers
  • Promoting solutions to these challenges through collaboration with stakeholders outside the University

ISE is a new generation of “think and do tanks,” whose goal is to harness world-class research and education resources to contribute to important global economic, social, and technological challenges.

ISE News

  • Two Reports Analyzing US Department of Defense and Federal Energy Management Co-Authored by ISE Senior Fellow, Dorothy Robyn

    Dr. Dorothy Robyn, a Washington DC-based ISE Non-Resident Senior Fellow, specializes in energy resiliency of US military bases.  She is the former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment where she oversaw $850 billion portfolio that included 300,00 buildings and 28 million acres of land.  Most recently, Dr. [ More ]

  • Job Posting: Project Manager, Boston Climate Policy Analysis

    Boston is a leader in greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation and has set ambitious goals of cutting emissions by 25% by 2020 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy has joined the Carbon Free Boston (CFB) initiative to support the City’s GHG mitigation goals via the... [ More ]

  • Position Announcement: Post-Doctoral Fellowship

    Institute for Sustainable Energy, Boston University Boston, MA The Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) at Boston University seeks a post-doctoral fellow in the area of clean energy electricity grids. The postdoc fellow will be working on a multi-year industry-sponsored research project that explore national and transnational expansion of clean electricity systems.   The... [ More ]

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