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Clean Energy Institute (CEI)

The Clean Energy Institute (CEI) / Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) is an internationally recognized center encompassing the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC), the UC Irvine Combustion Laboratory (UCICL), and the HORIBA Institute for Mobility and Connectivity (HIMaC).

Our mission is to advance the world’s ability to deploy and utilize clean energy technology, enable the transition to a hydrogen economy, and support the deployment of clean dependable fuel cell systems. We have also created rich educational and cultural opportunities for many of our globally recruited engineering students who are at the forefront of advanced energy strategies that include smart and microgrid design and control, energy systems integration and impacts, advanced fuel cell and combustion power generation, the generation/storage/use of renewable hydrogen and the establishment of hydrogen fueling infrastructure.
CEI/APEP is organized to: 

  • Address the broad and multi-faceted nature of energy resource utilization and in the emerging nexus at the interface of electric power generation, transportation vehicles and fuels, transportation systems, water resources, and the environment.

  • Promote interaction and collaboration between staff and students who are dedicated and engaged with respect to finding solutions for our energy future.

  • Provide the highest level of training and leadership opportunities for the next generation of energy engineers, policy makers, and business leaders.

Through the integration of these activities, CEI/APEP is advancing the world’s ability to sustainably utilize energy and natural resources. Established in 1970, CEI has impacted decision making at the regional, state, national, and international levels across the spectrum of energy sectors. The Institute embodies a unique philosophy founded on high quality research that bridges between engineering science and the practical application of advanced energy technologies. As a product of this philosophy, CEI/APEP has fostered strategic alliances that engage government regulators, industries, and academic institutions.

Gifts are the cornerstone to the ongoing success of CEI/APEP. Your support this Giving Day helps provide funding that is used to support graduate student fellowships, undergraduate scholarships, new research initiatives, program support and outreach activities such as workshops, seminars and tutorials for a zero emission future.

Last But Not Least!
Congratulations to Tse-Wen Chen, a current student, whose gift to Solar Car Engineering Student Group won the Last But Not Least Challenge! With your gift Tse-Wen, $1000 in bonus funds will be awarded to Solar Car Engineering, thanks to the generous support of UCI Foundation trustees Gary and Melanie Singer!
Samueli School David Dimas 50 Gifts for $30,000 Challenge
Help us unlock a generous $30,000 gift supporting the Faculty Research Labs at the Samueli School of Engineering from Anteater Engineering faculty, David Dimas, by being one of the first 50 donors to the School!
50 / 50 Gifts
Samueli School Gregory and Lianne Brewer 100 Donors for $80,000 Challenge
Help us unlock a generous $80,000 gift supporting the Faculty Research Labs at the Samueli School of Engineering from Anteater Engineering faculty, Gregory and Lianne Brewer, by being one of the first 100 individual donors to any Giving Day initiative at the School!
100 / 100 Donors
Parent Power Hour 25 gift Challenge
Power Hour? How about a power 15-minutes?! Congratulations to our UCI Parent and Family community for coming together in record time to unlock $10,000 in support for Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs! Keep the momentum going and support some of our outstanding matches and challenges below!
25 / 25 Gifts
1965 Challenge
Congratulations to Hilary Lapks! Your gift to Men's Volleyball just unlocked $1,965 in bonus funds for the program!
1,965 / 1,965 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Darcy Wilson-Jones (LGBT Resource Center), Katy Young (School of the Arts/Dance), Charlton Lee (Social Sciences Student Awards) and Rick Emerling (UCI Retirees Association Scholarships), for winning our Early Bird Challenge! $500 in bonus funds will be added to each of these funds in your honor!
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