The Department of Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) will host the RICE-IITK Collaborative Center ( The mission of the center is to conduct high impact collaborative research in the areas of Sustainable Energy, Materials, Water, Alternative Fuels and to promote exchange of students and research staff between Rice University and IIT Kanpur.

This partnership will serve to forge synergistic collaborations leading to exchange of knowledge and perspectives enabling fertilization of ground-breaking ideas. The partnership will result in joint research projects thereby facilitating exchange of students, researchers and faculty. Students and research scholars will get the opportunity to be co-advised by both IITK and RICE faculty members.

This association of SEE with Rice faculty will help in building international partnerships in areas of energy and sustainability and attain global recognition and excellence in both academic and research endeavors.