Institute for Sustainable Energy

The Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) at the University of Toronto is an inclusive, multidisciplinary centre designed to bring together researchers, students, and teachers from across the university, together with partners from industry and government, with the goal of increasing energy efficiency and reducing the environmental impact of energy use and conversion.


From plug-in hybrid vehicles to oil sands operations, Dr. Heather MacLean quantifies the environmental impacts through systems approaches such as life cycle assessment.

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The U of T Solar Fuels Cluster is developing scalable, cost effective materials solutions towards using COas a chemical feedstock for valuable products. The team is supported by $1M from the prestigious Connaught Global Challenge Award.

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Dr. Deepa Kundur uncovers a new class of security vulnerabilities in Smart Grid systems.

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