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An Organized Research Center of Excellence at the University of Texas at Arlington

What We Do

CREST serves as a center of excellence in energy research and development in Texas. The technologies and intellectural properties that will accrue from this major initiative address important national energy needs and will promote local and regional economic development by spawning spin-off companies and technology licensing.


Who We Are

UT Arlington's College of Engineering and College of Science faculty are the leaders for CREST. CREST faculty members have close ties with institutions such as Sandia National Labs, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and SPRING (Strategic Partnership for Research in Nanotechnology, comprised of UT Arlingon, UT Austin, UT Dallas, UT Brownsville, UT Pan American, University of Houston and Rice University). CREST faculty also work with the Arlington Technology Incubator for technology transfer and commercialization.

Contact Us

All inquiries can be directed to Dr. Brian Dennis, at or 817-272-7379 or Dr. Krishnan Rajeshwar at or 817-272-1283.

202 E. Border Street Suite 319,

Arlington TX 76019

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