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Welcome to the Sustainable Energy & Carbon Management Center (SECM)

At the Sustainable Energy and Carbon Management Center, we conduct research on Hydrogen, Fuel Cell, Energy Storage,  Emissions Reduction, and, Carbon Capture and Storage technologies, as well as  effective energy policies and economics. Join us in our mission to create a sustainable future.

We deliver cutting-edge and imaginative solutions that transform ideas into reality

Sustainable & Renewable Energy

We provide sustainable and renewable energy solutions that have a positive impact on the environment. Our research covers a wide range of sustainable energy technologies and techniques. 

Reliable & Flexible  Energy Solutions

Our team of experts delivers secure and dependable energy solutions tailored to meet current and future requirements. We assist industries in taking control of their energy production, ultimately reducing their carbon footprint

Our Approach to Sustainable Energy and Carbon Management







We engage in both fundamental and applied research. Our mission is to transform innovative ideas into tangible products that can significantly reshape the energy sector. Additionally, we are dedicated to educating both the public and private sectors on the numerous benefits of sustainable energy solutions, guiding them through the implementation process. We meticulously measure the impact of our work and foster collaboration with local and national companies to achieve a collective and lasting positive influence on the energy landscape

Our Research Focus

SECM  is currently developing a Field Test lab for conducting full-scale demonstrations of advanced energy systems.

 Sustainable Energy and Carbon Management Center,  Kazempoor, OU
New Book Sustainable Energy and Carbon Management Center,  Kazempoor, OU


Dr. Kazempoor recently immersed himself in the dynamic atmosphere of the World Hydrogen Latin America event in Santiago, Chile. Engaging in insightful discussions about the pressing challenges surrounding hydrogen energy, the esteemed scientist thoroughly enjoyed the exchange of ideas.


Congratulations, Mohammed AM Ansari! You have successfully defended your master's thesis, showcasing an innovative application of machine learning algorithms to enhance performance and reduce emissions in industrial engines. 

  Sustainable Energy and Carbon Management Center,  Kazempoor, OU

Congratulations, Dr. Lateef Jolaoso! Today, you have successfully defended your Ph.D. From fundamental studies to system-level exploration, your comprehensive approach has yielded a deep understanding of this innovative technology. 

  Sustainable Energy and Carbon Management Center,  Kazempoor, OU

Great work, Yousuf, for your outstanding contributions as the lead editor of this published book on "Biogas to Biomethane: Engineering, Production, Sustainability." Your efforts have truly shone a spotlight on the technical, social, and economic dimensions of biogas upgradation to biomethane. Kudos on a job well done!

  Sustainable Energy and Carbon Management Center,  Kazempoor, OU
Annual meeting   Sustainable Energy and Carbon Management Center,  Kazempoor, OU
Annual meeting -  Sustainable Energy and Carbon Management Center,  Kazempoor, OU

We gathered to honor our collective achievements throughout the year at a celebratory dinner on Friday, December 1, 2023.


Congratulations Lateef! Six OU Engineering students have been selected as recipients of the Fall 2023 Engineering Dissertation Award. The $5,000 award, designed to foster excellence among doctoral students, supports scholars in the final stages of their Ph.D. studies...


Congratulations to Shannon for being recognized as the Outstanding Senior in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. This is an outstanding achievement!


Our collaboration with Bedrock Ventures has garnered substantial support from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) for the development of the FIRST HYDROGEN-CNG FUELING STATION IN OKLAHOMA. This establishes Oklahoma as one of the pioneering states adopting this groundbreaking technology. We have launched hydrogen research at University of Oklahoma and are pleased to witness the positive impact of our efforts.


A fantastic meeting with the Bedrock Ventures team to discuss the OCAST project concerning the FIRST HYDROGEN-CNG FUELING STATION IN OKLAHOMA. This is an exciting project that we are delighted to support the company on.


So delighted to support the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program led by Drs. Wilson Merchan-Merchan and Wei Sun . We are assisting students in testing aerial-based methane detection technologies in our OPENLab.


A  Bedrock Ventures and OU discussing the OCAST project. 

Our proposal has been selected for the Phase 1 study with potential advancement to Phase 2. Our team plans to design, analyze, and validate a novel bifunctional chemical looping concept that utilizes a perovskite-based oxide as an oxygen carrier. This innovative approach will be employed to produce chemicals and mitigate CO2 emissions during both reduction and oxidation steps

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