Industrializing the Energy Transition

The Strategic Area Energy envisions a sustainable world that produces enough energy for its consumption, unimpeded by scarce resources and without any impact on the climate. Our research will help pave the way for this challenging transition.

I speak the language of the business sector and can pool and connect knowledge, a good starting position. Now that I am working at the front of innovation, I am gaining more insight into the bottlenecks. I’ve become more realistic about the energy transition. I also see where there are challenges and opportunities and where we can make big steps jointly - researchers and alumni together.

Laetitia Ouillet, director Strategic Area Energy


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.

Meet our researchers

David Smeulders at the University of the Netherlands

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Our mission is to enable clean, renewable energy for everyone at any time. We want to provide a solution to the energy management challenge, which has become the greatest barrier to a more sustainable energy system. We believe that metal fuels have the potential to become the dominant circular energy carrier.

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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. 


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