The Center of Renewable Energy and Technology is the core of Northeastern University’s initiative towards sustainability, with an emphasis on education, outreach, and entrepreneurship relating to it. Through the exploration and application of materials science, advanced in situ spectroscopy, micro-fabrication methods, and manufacturing technology, NUCRET aims to be at the forefront of science and technology of clean energy. The multidisciplinary team is represented by chemists, physicists, engineers, and economist/policy analysts, all with a common mission of enhancing the conversion and storage of clean energy. In combination with the NUCRET team, our collaborative efforts include worldwide partners dedicated to a sustainable future.
Led by its faculty director Dr. Sanjeev Mukerjee, a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, NUCRET leads the national and worldwide effort in developing fuel cells of the future. Existing technology relies on precious metal catalysts, primarily platinum, reducing economic and commercial viability. Our main focus involves the development of a platinum free catalysts, as well as novel chemistries for advanced rechargeable batteries. Applications range from portable power to large scale energy storage (lithium-ion, lithium-air, lithium-oxygen, sodium-air, hydrogen-bromine), and have the potential to remove a major barrier currently effecting the field.
Conveniently located on Northeastern University’s campus in the heart of the city of Boston, the “College Capital” of America. As a hub for scientific research, NUCRET is in the rare position to capitalize on the cutting edge research in renewable energy storage, conservation, and harvesting in collaboration with leading institutions and companies in Massachusetts, and across the globe