UTEP offers energy research track

By | June 10, 2010
The University of Texas at El Paso is gearing up to meet the energy research demands for the 21st century. Coursework for the new Energy Science and Engineering doctoral track is now being offered within the interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Engineering program. The program will include research topics such as fossil fuel power generation efficiency improvement, carbon capture and storage, high capacity renewable power generation and aerospace propulsion. "There are simply not enough graduate students enrolled in energy disciplines at U.S. universities to replace the engineers and scientists who plan to retire within the next five to eight years," said Ahsan Choudhuri, professor. "This has now become a serious workforce crisis and poses a serious threat to America's energy security and sustainability."