The CUNY Energy Institute produces cutting-edge research and develops innovative sustainable energy technologies that have practical and economical applications. Led by the renowned chemical engineering professor Sanjoy Banerjee, the Institute offers world-class opportunities to top-notch students: the chance to work side-by-side with a multidisciplinary faculty from CUNY’s New York City campuses, and to be part of one of the nation’s most ambitious and innovative energy research organizations.
CUNY Energy Institute researchers win National Science Foundation funding to investigate novel rechargeable aluminum-carbon batteries
June 15 2018 | 3:32 PM
A team of the CUNY Energy Institute researchers, Prof. Rob Messinger (PI) and Dr. Damon Turney (co-PI), won funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project entitled, "Molecular Understanding of Ion Intercalation Processes in Rechargeable Aluminum-Carbon Batteries."
March 8 2017 | 11:36 AM
A low-cost, nonflammable battery with a high energy density and the capability of thousands of more recycling cycles than any comparable battery to come out of a laboratory has been developed by researchers at The City University of New York’s Energy Institute.
March 15 2013 | 12:26 PM
In today’s electrified economy, power conversion—converting electricity between different levels of voltage and current— is the vital link between sources of electric power and the loads they serve. The market for electric power converters is large and growing, with the LED power supply market alone projected to reach $10Bn by 2016.
May 7 2012 | 11:48 AM
The CUNY Energy Institute, which has been developing innovative low-cost batteries that are safe, non-toxic, and reliable with fast discharge rates and high energy densities, announced that it has built an operating prototype zinc anode battery system. The Institute said large-scale commercialization of the battery would start later this year.
March 2 2012 | 11:57 AM
The CUNY Energy Institute has been a leader in developing innovative low-cost batteries for grid-scale applications. Our batteries are safe, non-toxic, and reliable with fast discharge rates and high energy densities. Watch CUNY Energy Institute director Sanjoy Banerjee in this video for more information!
November 30 2011 | 5:35 PM
In today’s increasingly electrified economy, power conversion--converting electricity between different levels of voltage and current--forms the vital link between sources of electric power and the loads they serve.
November 15 2011 | 4:02 PM
The CUNY Energy Institute was awarded two prestigious grants from the Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP).
CUNY Energy Institute and Wisconsin University Energy Insitute Offer Short Course in Thermal Hydraulics of Nuclear Systems
August 10 2011 | 6:18 PM
The CUNY Energy Institute and Wisconsin University Energy Institute are pleased to host a short course this fall in thermal-hydraulics of nuclear systems headlined by distinguished lecturers from academia, government, and industry.
March 7 2011 | 11:57 AM
Last week, the CUNY Energy Institute showed off some of its most exciting work at the annual ARPA-E innovation summit and technology showcase. Members of the Energy Institute team were able to demonstrate zinc-nickel and cadmium-manganese dioxide cells built in our lab.