Research Areas

Research at the HKUST Energy Institute is interdisciplinary in nature and draws on long-standing collaborative links with all of HKUST's schools and departments, as well as with other academic institutions around the world. The research at the Institute spans a diverse portfolio of interests, including:

Energy Generation

  • Solar cells
  • Wind turbines
  • Biofuels

Energy Storage & Distribution

  • Hydrogen and fuel cells
  • Batteries
  • Grid-scale energy storage
  • Smart grids

Energy Utilization & Conservation

  • Green buildings
  • Thermal systems
  • Ecotronics
  • LED lighting

Energy Policy

  • Energy Policy and Technology
  • Sustainable Transportation