Director, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute

CU Boulder

Director, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU) encourages applications for the Director of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI). Situated in Colorado’s fast-growing Front Range, RASEI is a joint Institute between CU and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The Institute’s mission is to expedite the development and deployment of science, engineering and public policy innovations supporting sustainable energy solutions nationally and worldwide through research, education and technology commercialization.The Institute brings together researchers from NREL and CU faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Applied Science. In addition to leveraging accomplished CU faculty, RASEI has attracted outstanding senior, mid-level and junior tenure-track faculty to its ranks in the last ten years. Faculty have tenure homes in departments such as Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE), Electrical Computer and Energy Engineering (ECEE), Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering (CEAE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), and others. These faculty members are affiliated with NREL science and technology directorates including Bioenergy Science and Technology, Energy Systems Integration, Materials, and Chemical Science and Technology, Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Sciences, and Scientific Computing and Energy Analysis.


CU Boulder is a nationally-ranked public institution and one of the leading research universities in the country. CU Boulder is a member of the Association of American Universities, an elite group of 62 research universities. The university provides a technologically focused education to more than 34,500 undergraduate and graduate students across 150 fields of study, ranging from engineering, computing, and sciences, to business, economics, law, and liberal arts. In FY19, CU Boulder received total research funding of $630.9M and had R&D expenditures of $489.9M. The university has an annual impact of $3.85B on the state economy.NREL is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. With locations in Golden and Boulder, Colorado and a satellite office in Washington, D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable and advanced energy technologies in the United States.




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