The Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) drives the advancement of next-generation energy solutions through cutting-edge research, robust industry partnerships, and comprehensive educational initiatives. As the hub of energy research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, CFES bridges the world-class expertise of our faculty and staff with the evolving needs of the energy sector. By fostering collaboration and innovation, CFES plays a pivotal role in promoting economic growth and sustainable energy development in New York State.

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Dr. Jian Sun, Director

“CFES provides critical research, collaboration, education, and funding for the development of a future energy system in New York state.”

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CFES Faculty Nikhil Koratkar Named American Physical Society Fellow

Dr. Koratkar earned this award in recognition of his pioneering contributions to the field of nanoscale science and technology.

Learn how New York State Centers of Excellence and Centers for Advanced Technology, including CFES, can help your company develop new products and processes.

Nikhil Koratkar, John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Chair Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering and his team discover that using advanced materials that include "multiscale particles" improves battery storage and speeds charging.

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