Founded in 2008, the Great Lakes Energy Institute (GLEI) is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to catalyzing breakthroughs in energy sustainability that address the most pressing problems facing our world.  Located in Cleveland, Ohio and housed within the Case School of Engineering, we empower our faculty, students and partners to expand knowledge, deepen understanding, and create innovative and sustainable energy solutions.

Two CWRU student-led start-ups, both alumni of the ThinkEnergy program from the GLEI, have been selected to participate in the first iteration of the gBETA business accelerator program in Cleveland and compete in the Morgenthaler-Pavey Startup Competition in March.

Dr. Michael FlattéThe Case Western Reserve University Department of Physics and the Great Lakes Energy Institute will host a Quantum Workshop and Meet-up in the Tinkham Veale University Center - Ballroom A on Feb. 5. Attendees will hear about the applications of quantum technology to a wide variety of areas. Following the presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to network and ask questions to speakers during the following happy hour.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Michael Flatté from the University of Iowa, speaking on "Quantum Computing - Making the Quantum Leap."

U.S. Department of Energy awards newest  ‘Industrial Assessment Center’ to Case Western Reserve University, covering parts of Ohio, Michigan and Western PA.

Congratulations to Italo Silva (pictured above) in his reception of two awards on October 28-30 at the 

Case Western Reserve climbed 20 places—to No. 47—in Reuter’s 2019 ranking of The World’s Most Innovative Universities, a list that identifies the 100 universities around the world doing the most to advance science and invent new technologies.

The Case School of Engineering helped place CWRU among elite company; just below the Technical University of Munich and ahead of Emory, Pittsburgh, Ohio State and Purdue.

At 47, CWRU is the highest ranked university in Ohio and among the highest ranked in the Midwest.

GLEI Executive Director Grant Goodrich Outlines Student Opportunities in DOE National Labs


This diverse group of students from several CWRU schools will be learning about the various aspects of energy that are intertwined including policy, technology, research, and entrepreneurship.   Speakers from across the country from industry, government, and academia will be bringing their stories and experiences on energy to the group in weekly energy ThinkTanks.  We are looking forward to an exciting fifth year of the ThinkEnergy Fellowship Program!

With GLEI’s help, CWRU teaches students about the possibilities in the energy industry to match their growing interest.