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A video from Concerned Caltech Faculty documenting Caltech's "Science Has No Borders" immigrant solidarity rally. In response to the international travel restrictions, more than 500 people gathered on the Caltech campus on March 1, 2017 to express support for the international members of the Caltech community.


A video highlighting the stories of four immigrants helping Caltech change the world. Anyone willing to take the challenge to work, study, or teach at Caltech is welcome here.


An overview of what we do at the Resnick Institute and sustainability at Caltech.


And on a lighter note, please enjoy these outtakes from the making of our "ABOUT US AND SUSTAINABILITY AT CALTECH" video! Music Credit: Demon Dance by Parov Stelar


This video is from Thomson Reuters' seven-part series: 7 Reasons the World Will Be Sustainable, which examines the conflux of drivers that will enable sustainability globally. The Resnick Institute is featured in the Science & Innovation section. We hope you enjoy this overview of our work and getting to know some of our staff and fellows!

2015 Water Resilience & Sustainability Symposium - The Present and Future of California Water

Felicia Marcus: Chairperson, California State Water Resources Control Board presents a talk on "The Present and Future of California Water" preceded by opening comments presented at the Resnick Sustainability Institute's Water Resilience and Sustainability Symposium. This symposium took place at Caltech on September 21, 2015. The thematic focus of the symposium was, "State of the Art and Future Technologies for the Optimized Urban Water System". View all Symposium videos.

The 2015 Resonate Award Winners Discuss "Will Tech Save the Planet?" at the Aspen Ideas Festival

Panel Overview: The primary paradigm of our time is that high-tech solutions will eventually solve all of our environmental, social, and economic woes. Can modern technology alone save us in the presence of continued economic growth, population expansion, and climate change? Do we even have a choice anymore? Caltech’s 2015 Resonate Award winners — all world leaders in advancing sustainable solutions to global environmental challenges — discuss the issue. They examine what technologies are most needed to address today’s challenges, shedding light on the barriers technologists face and what is most needed to accelerate technological solutions in both the short and long term. Learn what future technologies could be game-changers and what other factors technologists think must be considered if technology is indeed to save us. Learn more about the 2015 Resonate Award winners

2015 Resonate Award Winner Yi Cui

Resonate Award recipient for engineering enhanced batteries and other sustainable energy related devices through innovations in nanotechnology.

2015 Resonate Award Winner Joel L. Dawson

Resonate Award recipient for innovations solving key power challenges in the cellular communications industry.

2015 Resonate Award Winner Tsutomu Ioroi

Resonate Award recipient for innovating enhanced materials for next-generation fuel cells.

2015 Resonate Award Winner Mika Järvinen w/ Collaborator Arshe Said

Resonate Award recipient for pioneering a CO2 sequestration process that converts a low-value steel-manufacturing by-product into a valuable resource for industry.

2015 Resonate Award Winner Delia J. Milliron

Resonate Award recipient for leveraging nanomaterials to improve the carbon reduction capabilities of smart windows.

Element 19: A Breakthrough Discovery in Sustainable Chemistry

Element 19 (which is the number for potassium on the periodic table) shines a light on the remarkable Caltech discovery of a renewable potassium-based catalyst. The catalyst can be used for the manufacture of essential chemical products and is both sustainable and affordable. Featuring PhD student and Dow-Resnick Fellow, Anton Toutov, Professors Robert H. Grubbs and Brian M. Stoltz, postdoctoral scholar Wen-Bo "Boger" Liu, and undergrad Kerry Betz, the film aims to broadly explain the implications of the team's groundbreaking work in sustainable chemistry in an accessible way. Learn More

2014 Resonate Award Winner Thomas Jaramillo

Resonate Award recipient for catalyzing chemical reactions for renewable energy production and storage.

2014 Resonate Award Winner Sarah Kearney

Resonate Award recipient for designing flexible impact-focused investment models to fund innovative ventures offering scalable solutions to global social problems.

2014 Resonate Award Winner Shinichi Komaba

Resonate Award Recipient for developing materials for safe, efficient battery storage for EVs and the grid.

2014 Resonate Award Winner Javad Lavaei

Resonate Award recipient for building a computational backbone to transform the power grid into one that is flexible, smart and dynamic.

2014 Resonate Award Winner Jay Whitacre

Resonate Award recipient for research and development of scalable, environmentally benign, low cost grid-scale energy storage.

A Discussion with Steve Koonin

March 14, 2013
Chen-Hunag Sustainable Energy Series Lectures.
Dr. Steve Koonin, Director of the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) engages in conversation with Caltech's own Professor Nate Lewis. Discussion is followed by Q&A from the audience.

Additional Content

Chen-Huang Sustainable Energy Series Videos (2012-2013)

LA Clean Energy Economy Leadership Forum Videos (2012)

Critical Materials in Sustainable Energy Applications Workshop Videos (2011)

Sustainable Energy & Infrastructure Forum Videos (2010)