The Advanced Power and Energy Program at the University of California, Irvine addresses the development and deployment of efficient, environmentally sensitive, sustainable power generation and energy conversion worldwide. At the heart of this endeavor is the creation of new knowledge brought about through fundamental and applied research, and the sharing of this knowledge through education and outreach. Industry is actively engaged and vital to this effort.
Research agreements with companies and federal and state agencies provide major funding support for the Advanced Power & Energy Program. While these research agreements provide substantial support, they do not meet all of the program needs or allow the flexibility to conduct initial research in promising areas. Donations from corporations and individual donors provides the critical support to bridge the gaps in funding, to ensure full support of students, to conduct outreach, education and research in exciting new areas.