Houston is the energy capital of the world, and with more than 12,000 students studying energy-related fields, leading superconductivity research, and the nation’s first subsea engineering graduate program, UH is the “Energy University.”

Performing innovative research to address emerging needs in the hydrocarbons, renewables and sustainability energy sectors, our graduates fuel Houston’s energy sector, from engineers to policy makers. Our local and global networks contribute their expertise to UH Energy programs, with industry experts volunteers on the Energy Advisory Board leading the way.

Interdisciplinary Faculty Energy Fellows and diverse energy-related degree programs, from business to education, make the difference in our energy initiatives. In fact, successful start-ups like Integricoat and MedOx started with collaborations and research right here at UH.

Endowed chairs and professorships, as well as scholarships and facility support, are vital to UH remaining the “Energy University.” When you make a gift to support energy initiatives at UH, you aren’t just making campus go; you’re powering the future of energy itself.

For more information, contact Russell Dunlavy, Chief Development Officer, at 713-743-4209, or


UH students converted a shipping container into a solar-powered mobile computer lab

UH positively impacts the community both near and abroad. Students and professors collected their skills, knowledge and ingenuity to bring a new type of computer lab to underdeveloped countries to improve literacy. The space, all confined to a 19 by 7 foot space and powered by the abundant, renewable resource of solar energy, is small enough to fit in a train car and accessible enough to be transported to most parts of the world. Through the partnership of philanthropy, slick craftsmanship and an eye for future energy technologies, the University of Houston is strengthening the world’s collective intelligence.