PGE building with clock knot sculpture out front

The Center for Subsurface Energy and the Environment (CSEE) is an organized research unit in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin with a mission to foster the development of interdisciplinary programs in subsurface energy and the environment.

Our vision is to be the premier academic research organization in all facets of subsurface energy. Through leadership and technology innovation, CSEE will enable energy security that balances environmental impact and affordable resources.

Our mission is to:

  • encourage and develop interdisciplinary research in subsurface energy as well as other areas related to the environment,
  • provide educational opportunities for graduate students,
  • provide an organizational structure for funding new areas of research, and
  • conduct meetings, symposia, and workshops on research topics and provide a mechanism for technology transfer.