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Programs: Energy Science

Harvard University

Materials for Energy Group
The Materials for Energy Group (MEG) is a cohort of Harvard faculty whose research centers on adapting current energy systems to reduce fossil fuel dependence and minimize impacts on climate, environment, and health.

The Center for Nanoscale Systems
The Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) was created by FAS in 1999 to assist and support the research community of Harvard University researchers and collaborators. Our scientific focus is on how nanoscale components can be integrated into large and complex interacting systems.

Microbial Sciences Initiative
Microbes are ubiquitous and have an impact on every aspect of our existence. Yet their intrinsic invisibility has meant that they have remained largely unknown, their effects and enormous potential often unrecognized. The Microbial Sciences Initiative (MSI) at Harvard is an interdisciplinary science program aimed at a comprehensive understanding of the microbial world. 

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University
The Wyss Institute aims to discover the engineering principles that nature uses to build living things and to harness this knowledge to create biologically inspired materials, devices, and control technologies for medical and non-medical applications. In medicine, the Institute's goal is to advance the science and engineering necessary to develop biomimetic materials, microdevices, microrobots, and innovative disease reprogramming technologies that emulate how living cells, tissues, and organs self-organize and naturally regulate themselves.

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Harvard is one of eleven such centers sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The center is organized into three Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGS): Multiscale Mechanics of Films and Interfaces; Engineering Materials and Techniques for Biological Studies at Cellular Scales; and Interface-Mediated Assembly of Soft Materials. 

Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center
The Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) is a collaboration among Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California at Santa Barbara and the Museum of Science in Boston with participation by Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), the University of Tokyo (Japan), and Brookhaven National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory. This Center combines "top down" and "bottom up" approaches to construct novel electronic and magnetic devices with nanoscale sizes and understand their behavior, including quantum phenomena.

The Rowland Institute at Harvard
The Rowland Institute at Harvard is dedicated to experimental science over a broad range of disciplines. Current research is carried out in physics, chemistry, and biology, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary work and the development of new experimental tools.