Priority Research Opportunities (PROs) Workshop

Innovative Projects in Energy

May 5-6, 2022

The clean energy transition is already underway. UArizona can play a big part in eliminating carbon dioxide emissions from energy production by unleashing collaboration and harnessing strengths across disciplines.

You can help make this happen by participating in a two-day workshop hosted by the Institute for Energy Solutions.


  • Develop and strengthen connections with colleagues on campus who share an interest in energy
  • Position UArizona as a foundry for next-generation energy materials, technologies, and integrated systems over the next three years.


  • Articulate UArizona opportunities in Basic Energy ScienceManufacturing of Energy-Relevant Materials and Devices, and Building-Integrated Renewable Energy Solutions
  • Identify competitive advantages for team-based (i.e. large center) research opportunities
  • propose new approaches for the promotion of a diverse energy work force
  • stimulate broader industry and national lab connections

Initial Ideas for Discussion

View of the earth from space

Basic Energy Sciences

Fundamental research to understand, predict, and ultimately control matter and energy across length scales to provide the foundation for new energy technologies.

Image Credit: Photo by NASA on Unsplash.

Woman working on a laptop surrounded by machinery and equipment

Manufacturing of Energy-Relevant Materials and Devices

Advance high-impact energy technologies towards the private sector.

Image Credit: Photo by ThisisEngineering RAEng on Unsplash.

A building with unique architecture at sunset

Building-Integrated, Renewable Energy Solutions

Ensure existing and future buildings will be durable, comfortable, and high-performance components of energy systems.

Image Credit: Photo by Gunnar Ridderström on Unsplash.