Energy efficiency

Research on energy efficiency at Uppsala University extends to many different areas. For example, researchers are investigating how to build housing for greater energy efficiency and exploring smart materials that reduce energy use in one way or another. They are finding ways to cut energy losses in motors through fuel additives that reduce friction. They are studying the potential of completely new magnetocaloric materials to create more energy-efficient cooling technology, and using chromogenic materials to regulate the amount of light admitted by windows. 

Energy efficiency in buildings, the built environment, transport and industry on the Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering website

Tribology – reduced friction on the Department of Materials Science and Engineering website

Energy efficiency and environmental applications on the Department of Materials Science and Engineering website

Materials for efficient cooling on the Department of Physics and Astronomy website

Illustration of energy levels in green, yellow and red
Last modified: 2022-01-27