Departments, Facilities and Centers
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
MAE has a wide range of research directions and course offerings from fusion energy to distributed control algorithms. Students can explore power and energy applications in materials engineering, atmospheric science, optimization, control, ML/AI, and more.
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Research in modern power and energy systems cover a variety of topics, with an emphasis on the intensive use of mathematics and computers in complex dynamical systems which evolve in an environment containing considerable uncertainty and complexity. Faculty expertise in ECE span machine learning, data science, system and control, communication and signal processing, power electronics and many more.
School of Global Policy & Strategy (GPS)
GPS focuses on important 21st century challenges at the intersection of public policy, international relations, and global conflict and cooperation. Faculty and course offerings span economics, political science, management, and natural and engineering sciences. Learn more.
Center for Energy Research (CER)
CER conducts basic and applied research in fusion, solar energy, fuel cells, energy storage, and related disciplines. Learn more.
Sustainable Power and Energy Center (SPEC)
SPEC researchers develop higher-performance and lower-cost materials and devices for energy generation, storage and conversion. Learn more.
Deep Decarbonization Initiative (D2I)
D2I helps real societies link the best science and technology with politically realistic economic strategies for putting new energy systems into place. Learn more.
UCSD NSF Center: $39 M Microgrid and DER
Advance the integration of renewables and distributed energy resources
Real-time data analytics, machine learning and distributed control algorithms
Outreach: schools, community colleges and training for Native American tribes who rely on microgrids
Power and Energy Systems Ph.D. application workshop
See our presentation and video of the Power and Energy Systems Ph.D. application workshop. Topics covered:
Learn how to submit a strong application
How admissions committees select
How to choose a graduate program
Power and energy systems at UC San Diego, fellowships, and more.