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Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER)

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The Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) serves as an umbrella organization to enhance and promote research, education, and outreach activities at the Illinois Institute of Technology that are related to energy and sustainability. WISER also coordinates the initiation of research collaboration internally between Illinois Tech faculty and externally with other universities, research laboratories, and industry.

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WISER has issued a request for proposals for the 2024 Cross-disciplinary Seed Funding Grants (CSFG) program. Proposals must be submitted electronically by Monday, April 1, 2024.

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Sustainability Research

WISER's research objective is aimed at fighting climate change and water shortage, which requires a focus on energy efficiency and the gradual movement toward decarbonization of energy. This strategy requires the continuous substitution of carbon-based energy by renewable sources.

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The WISER Approach

WISER implements a least-cost strategy to establish innovative and advanced initiatives in sustainability research


Sustainable Electrical Grid and Sustainable Energy Integration Centers

Climate Change and Fundamental Research in Sustainable Energy Systems

Sustainable Development

Seven colleges. One common goal.

Faculty across Illinois Tech make major contributions to sustainability research, and WISER brings this expertise together under one roof.


WISER brings together faculty across the university working in energy and sustainability to make strides


WISER supports and enhances new and innovative cross-disciplinary research concepts in areas of national interest related to energy and sustainability through seed grant funding.

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WISER brings different disciplines together to solve critical research problems.



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Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER)
Michael Paul Galvin Tower
10 West 35th Street, 16th Floor
Chicago, IL 60616