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Green Energy Systems

UCLA Samueli’s Green Energy Systems program builds on the strengths of our top-notch faculty who excel in renewable energy and energy storage:

  • Energy generation — fuel cells, solar energy and other renewables
  • Energy storage systems — batteries, supercapacitors and large-scale storage
  • Smart grid systems and grid integration
  • Energy and the environment

This area of study will integrate faculty expertise from Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. The overarching theme in the program is energy and the environment.

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“Our future, without question, depends upon the development of green energy. The UCLA Green Energy Systems program offers a fabulous environment to nurture technological developments and business opportunities in electric vehicles, solar cells, wind energy, utilities and other areas.”

Area Director: Prof. Bruce Dunn

 

Year-One Curriculum

FallWinterSpringSummer
MAT SCI CM163
Electrochemical Processes

(Instructor: Prof. J. Chang)

MAT SCI 298
Seminar: Materials in Energy

(Instructors: Prof. B. Dunn and Prof. Y. Huang)

MECH&AE C236
Energy and Environment

(Instructor: Prof. L Pilon)

Capstone Project
MAT SCI 248
Materials and Physics of Solar Cells

(Instructor: Prof. Y. Yang)

MECH&AE C237
Design and Analysis of Smart Grids

(Instructor: Prof. R. Gadh)

Engineering Professional Development ElectiveEngineering Professional Development Elective
Engineering Professional Development Elective   
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