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

How to heat your home with cat litter.
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The student team VIRTUe strives for smart technology, sustainable building and city planning for solving environmental problems caused by urban areas. This year they participate in the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 in Dubai; designing and building the most sustainable house for expats.

Our educational programs

All our Energy related educational programs at BSc, MSc, PDEng and PhD level. There is also an Energy Honors program.

Sustainable Innovation

You study innovations from a technological, economic and societal perspective, to enable society at large to consume and produce in a...

Strategic area Energy

Energy transition track honors program

Within the Energy Transition Track, students create multidisciplinary Teams focusing on innovative solutions.

Master's Program Sustainable Energy Technology

The Master's Program Sustainable Energy Technology focuses on all aspects regarding the development of sustainable energy solutions.

Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion

Nuclear fusion as a safe, clean and inexhaustible energy source. That's what this MSc program 'Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion' is...

Innovation Sciences

Innovation Sciences teaches you how to analyze, manage and influence innovation processes at a strategic level.

MSc EIT InnoEnergy programs

Our Master’s programs remain highly relevant to industry, and offer highly regarded qualifications.

PDEng Smart Buildings & Cities (SB&C)

SB&C technological designers integrate knowledge in a process of Integral Designing to a dedicated Smart Energy system for the built...

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...

PhD EIT InnoEnergy

The InnoEnergy PhD School supports research with impact. We enable doctoral candidates to complement their research with essential entrepreneurial, innovation, business and personal skills.

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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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