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This group consolidates the interest in research, technological development and innovation of the School of Engineering and Sciences in the broad field of sustainable use of energy and environmental resources. The group is composed of researchers who come from a variety of engineering disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, chemical, environmental, as well as basic sciences. In addition, researchers from business and public policy areas collaborate continuously with researchers of the group from a holistic point of view. Three general topics are fundamental: the efficient use of both thermal and electric energy, clean energies with special emphasis on solar, wind and biomass, and environmental impact related to the energy sector with special emphasis on atmosphere. Some current issues about the group deals with include smart grids, micro networks, network interconnection of renewables, novel systems for heat transfer (including nanofluids), sustainable mobility, energy efficiency in non-residential buildings, carbon capture and sequestration and pollutants short-lived climate.

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