Resnick Institute

History

Jorgensen Ribbon Cutting

The Studio for Sustainability Science

The Resnick Sustainability Institute for Science, Energy and Sustainability was founded with a generous gift from Stewart and Lynda Resnick and the Gordon and Betty Moore Matching Program. An announcement was made at Caltech's commencement in June 2009.

Harry Atwater, the Howard Hughes Professor and Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science and an expert in plasmonics, material science, and photovoltaics, was appointed director in November 2009.

The Institute is located in the heart of the Caltech campus, in the Jorgensen Laboratory building. Jorgensen Laboratory was renovated and rededicated in Fall of 2012 and is now an energy efficient, cutting-edge building and home to our studio for sustainability.