The Center For Energy Research


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Our members include internationally recognized scientists, faculty from multiple UCSD departments, visiting scholars from all over the world, and students. Together they perform basic and applied research in fusion, solar energy, fuel cells, energy storage, and related disciplines. CER also sponsors energy-related lectures, symposiums, and academic conferences.


Mission Statement


With the industrialization of the emerging nations, the world demand for energy will increase many fold in the next 50 years. The standard of living and the quality of life at the local, regional, national and global levels are strongly affected by the availability of adequate supply of energy and the choice of energy systems. As such, development of economical, secure, and environmentally responsible energy technologies to support this demand is a major challenge of the 21st century. CER's mission is to create solutions for the growing challenges of energy supply and use in society.

Our vision and agenda is to build an internationally recognized center of excellence in energy research and education by:

  • Creating an organization to foster interdisciplinary research
  • Developing visibility & recognition for UCSD as a leading institution in energy studies
  • Supporting educational programs in energy technology.

Contact Us

P: (858) 534-6527
F: (858) 534-7716

Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm M-F

9500 Gilman Drive #0417
La Jolla, California 92093-0417

We are located directly East of the Price Center in SERF 209. You can also find us in EBUII, 4th floor.