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Joseph Smith, Director

Joseph D. Smith, Director
Laufer Energy Chair

Mission Statement


The Energy Research and Development Center (ERDC) serves as a focal point for Research, Development, and Deployment activities related to energy-related technologies and energy security. ERDC researchers focus on educating students to analyze and solve issues related to environmental and economic sustainability of energy systems that improve rural economies and expand resource diversity. The center fosters close collaboration between Missouri S&T and other research centers in industry, national labs, and other universities. Work conducted through the ERDC is aimed at benefitting the university, the state of Missouri and the nation.

 


Energy Facts

  • The U.S. spends over $1,205 trillion dollars annually on energy.
  • The U.S. used 22% of the total world petroleum consumption in 2012.
  • Energy demand is projected to rise by over 30% by 2020, much faster than the projected increase in domestic energy production.
  • The shortfall between energy demand and domestic production is projected to increase nearly 50% by 2020.

 

Coming Events

 

 Announcing the 5th Annual Small Modular Reactor Summit 2015, April 14-15 at Charlotte, NC

 

Co-sponsored by the Missouri S&T SMR Research and Education Consortium.   For more information and registration

News

"Can SMRs Lead The U.S. Into A clean Energy Future?"

Forbes, Energy 2/16/2015 by James Conca, Contributor
If you thought the nuclear industry wasn't excited about the future of nuclear energy, think again.  We will soon have five new reactors online in the United States and the industry is abuzz with the potential of small modular nuclear reactors, or SMRs.  see the rest of the story

 

Cargill Global Scholars Competition

Cargill and the institute of International Education (IIE) are pleased to announce the launch of the 2014-2015 Cargill Global Scholars Program application cycle.   The application deadline is March 1, 2015.  To learn more and to access the application, please visit: http:\\www.cargillglobalscholars.com

 

 

 

 

 


 

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