Resnick Institute



The mission of the Resnick Sustainability Institute is to foster transformational advances in energy science and technology through research, education and communication.

The Resnick Sustainability Institute is Caltech’s studio for sustainability—where rigorous science and bold creativity come together to address the toughest problems that must be solved in order to change the balance of the world’s sustainability.

Research Focus

Institute researchers address critical challenges in renewable energy and sustainability science, directed toward outcomes that have the potential to make a global impact in the short and long-term.

From new classes of materials for photovoltaics and photoelectrochemistry to new bio-chemical processes that reduce the carbon footprint of industry—our researchers have made progress in the generation, storage, conversion and distribution of energy and made significant gains in overall energy efficiency and the greening of industry.