Welcome to the Institute for Energy Studies

The Institute for Energy Studies at Western Washington University is a multi-college collaboration that offers interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees to address the science, technology, policy, business and economic aspects of energy systems. 

Fall 2018 Energy Speaker Series:

"Scaling Real Solutions to the Climate Crisis: What’s Holding Us Back" with Ross MacFarlane

  • 4-5 pm 
  • October 16, 2018
  • WWU - SL130

This presentation is free and open to the public.


Xichen Jiang - Permanent Faculty

The National Academy of Engineering listed electrification as the 20th century's greatest engineering achievement. Now, one hundred years later, energy research is more active than ever. It is paramount for the engineers of today to design the next generation of the power grid that is efficient, reliable, and resilient.

Educating the leaders for our clean and efficient energy future through interdisciplinary studies and research.