Our Energy Challenge: storage and conversion
To develop scalable and efficient electricity storage and conversion solutions, more fundamental and applied research is required. To ensure coherence and focus in research on these topics, TU/e established the Institute for Renewable Energy Storage (IRES)
Industrializing the energy transition
TU/e contributes to the progress of technical sciences and the development of technological innovations. Its research plays a significant role in the international scientific community.
TU/e has defined strategic areas focusing on the societal challenges in Energy, Health and Smart Mobility.
In Energy, more than 300 people from 27 research groups are working on new energy technology. The focal areas are Future Fuels, Energy Conversion, Built Environment and Fusion Energy. TU/e is also working on this theme in the European KIC InnoEnergy alliance. Examples of recent developments at TU/e are tailor-made biofuels for cleaner combustion, glass that generates energy and polymer solar cells that efficiently convert sunlight into electrical energy.Read more
Meet our researchers
Martin van Sint Annaland
Niek Lopes Cardozo
Our focus areas
Energy related research is widely spread at TU/e, from sustainable and smart cities to nuclear fusion. These are the focus areas.
This focus area consists of the clusters Heat Storage, Solar Fuels, Electrical Storage, Biomass, Clean Fossils and Synthetic Fuels.
Solar PV Research
We work on increasing the efficiency of existing technologies as well as finding new ways of converting sunlight into electricity.
Our goal is to have a sustainable energy-positive built environment in 2050. Research at TU/e is aimed at integrating energy technologies in...
Fusion could be an endgame solution as it holds the promise of inexhaustible energy – clean, safe and available to all.
Our educational programs
All our Energy related educational programs at BSc, MSc, PDEng and PhD level. There is also an Energy Honors program.
Bachelor Sustainable Innovation
Energy transition track honors program
Within the Energy Transition Track, students create multidisciplinary Teams focusing on innovative solutions.
Master Innovation Sciences
Master Sustainable Energy Technology
Master Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion
PDEng Smart Buildings & Cities
Smart Buildings & Cities (SB&C) is a two-year post-master technological designer program. The SB&C program wants to contribute to the...
PhD program Sustainable Energy Technology
An in-depth study and research project in the field of Sustainable Energy Technology allow you to further specialize and to focus on the...
Our student teams
The Strategic Area Energy has various student teams; internationally competing teams as well as teams that focus on (local) energy related issues.
The Honors Energy Transition Track is hosted by the Strategic Area Energy so projects are related to three of the four thematic areas that can be found at TU/e: Urban Energy, Chemergy and Solar PV.
Follow VIRTUe on our journey to design, build and operate the world’s most sustainable house for the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 in...
Team Energy realizes events to accelerate the transition towards sustainable energy. We aim to inform, inspire and connect students.
Team SOLID is working on a new concept called “metal fuels”, in which metals are used to sustainably store energy.
Honors Team CASA
CASA: a Comfortable, Affordable and Sustainable Alternative for housing in the Netherlands
Honors Team RED
A grid that can integrate local and flexible energy assets into the energy system, in order to make energy use more sustainable.
Honors team Core
They want to use e-waste as raw material in the future by retrieving the elements in their pure form and reusing them!
There are a lot of possibilities to increase the active use of available resources and technologies but not all of these are use as effective due to lack of awareness. Our aim is to encourage this awareness.
Visiting addressStrategic Area EnergyAtlas floor 11Groene Loper 35612 AZ Eindhoventhe Netherlands
Postal addressStrategic Area EnergyAtlas floor 11PO Box 5135600 MB EindhovenThe Netherlands
SecretaryAtlas floor 11energy@ tue.nl
Communication advisorSacha ClaessensAtlas floor 11s.m.j.claessens@ tue.nl