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Contact Brian Korgel

Executive Director 
Tel: 512-471-5633

Lets Transform Our Energy Future—Together.

Membership funds enable cutting-edge research, new education and engagement initiatives, and provide critical resources to help UT innovate to solve the world's greatest energy and climate challenges. The global energy landscape is evolving as governments and the private sector work to ensure that communities and businesses have ongoing access to affordable, clean, secure, and reliable energy. In the years ahead, UT will be at the forefront of the conversationcollaborating with industry trailblazers to spark innovation, spurring critical discussions to engage and educate tomorrow's leaders, and driving high-impact research that cuts across the entire spectrum of energy.

Collaboration with UT's Energy Institute offers industry a unique opportunity to ideate and design solutions that power progress and deliver new energy solutions for Texas, the nation and the world.


The Energy Institute Membership Facilitates Opportunities To:

Connect with UT Students

Through our research, education, and engagement initiatives, partners interact with UT’s brightest students for internships and career opportunities.

Collaborate with UT Faculty

Partners participate in strategy discussions, cutting-edge research, and educational forums.

Engage with Leadership

As members of our Energy Institute Advisory Board, partners provide guidance to campus leadership to help shape the future direction of UT’s programs.

Membership Supports Our Core Focus Areas


The UT Energy Institute supports academic programs to spark innovation and collaboration that will shape our global energy future. Through energy seed research programs, our partners help develop and select research projects that respond to timely challenges and opportunities.


The UT Energy Institute hosts workshops and symposia, offers fellowships, and serves as a resource for news outlets and other public communications to connect with campus experts. Our partners have the opportunity to participate in these educational programs, including the flagship UT Energy Symposium (UTES).

Stakeholder Engagement

Events provide key stakeholders with unparalleled opportunities to engage and collaborate with diverse leaders at the forefront of the conversation on today's most urgent energy challenges. Our members participate in stakeholder engagement activities, including UT Energy Week.

Testimonials from our Members


“The key challenges ahead, which include moving the complex, global energy system to a lower-emission future, will require contributions from private industry, governments, and academia. Partners like UT who are committed to truly working collaboratively are essential in identifying alternative sources of energy and in the development of technologies to help address climate change. We look forward to deepening our partnership with UT and continuing the meaningful work we started with the Energy Institute that dates back to 2016.”

–Nick Clausi, Vice President of Research, ExxonMobil


“Shell is delighted to be a member of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas, Austin. The UT Energy Institute has a central role to play as a unique convergence spot on campus that brings multiple disciplines, departments, thought leaders, and experts from academia and industry together to address the full spectrum of technologies, business models, and policies needed to enable the energy transition.” 

–Ajay Mehta, Vice President of Engineering, Chief Engineer of R & D, Shell


“Chevron has partnered with the University of Texas for decades. We have long seen the benefits of close collaboration – certainly needed more than ever among all participants in the energy innovation ecosystem – and we look forward to further collaboration as a member of UT’s Energy Institute to advance the evolution of a lower carbon energy system.” 

–Jim Gable, Vice President of Innovation, President of Technology Ventures, Chevron


“As supporters of the UT Energy Institute’s energy management, innovation and research initiatives since 2009, ConocoPhillips is pleased to be an inaugural partner of this new program. Over the years, the Institute has played an important role in advancing research, informing policy and convening cross-sector thought leaders to address global energy challenges. We look forward to partnering with UT and others to seek solutions to address the energy transition pathway.”

–Helen Currie, Chief Economist, ConocoPhillips


“Bidra is an investment group backed by UM6P in Morocco. Our mission is to back innovation and scholarship in energy transition and sustainability. In pursuit of this mission, we are thrilled to join The Energy Institute at UT Austin. We look forward to working together, including researchers from UM6P collaborating with UT Austin on topics of common interest in energy transition.”

–Amar Singh, President, Bidra Innovation Ventures


“This program allows the energy community to engage strategically with UT and help identify and then fund critical areas of research interest. As members, energy industry experts can connect more directly with students, faculty, researchers and UT leadership, provide timely insight, fill knowledge gaps and workforce needs, and support innovation through pioneering research.”

–Brian Korgel, Director of the Energy Institute

Thanks to our corporate partners for their generous support of UT's Energy Institute

logos of six member companies: Bidra, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Shell and SLB

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