CIEES is a New York State Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) funded by Empire State Development through the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR). Since its inception in 2015, CIEES supports the development of future energy systems, water purification and sustainable food production through research, industry collaboration, and education. CIEES connects the world-leading expertise of Stony Brook University faculty and staff with the needs of the energy, water purification and sustainable food industries.
Our Center is here to help your business succeed. We leverage the combined strength of Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory to assist you in your product development, securing your next round of funding through private or government sources, and developing your workforce.
As renewable energy sources continue to penetrate the traditional grid, new sets of technological challenges continue to emerge. These challenges include economical storage of large amounts of energy, managing variable electric loads and cybersecurity of the grid. Our area of operation, on Eastern Long Island, is the ideal testbed for new energy technologies, as our large population density, high land cost and large swings of seasonal power consumption drive the demand for out-of-box energy solutions.
Distinguished professor Benjamin Hsiao