The University of Washington's Clean Energy Institute UW CEI

The University of Washington’s Clean Energy Institute is aimed at researching, and educating about new and future “clean energy” techniques. This done in several different ways from looking into innovative approaches at improving solar panels to energy storage and devices, including investigating implementation into the grid. Through research from several PhD’s, graduate, and undergraduate students new technologies emerge and are presented to the public through outreach programs and projects such as this very one! For more information on clean energy and the University of Washington’s Clean Energy Institute visit: UW CEI's Page

This page was created as a part of the UW CEI’s Clean Energy Bridge to Research program by Aleksander Lazarski for educational and research outreach purposes. Aleksander is a Washington State native who moved across the country to play Junior “A” hockey in Cincinnati Ohio, Helena Montana, Seattle Washington, and El Paso Texas. He has now aged out of juniors and begun studying biochemistry at the University of Texas at El Paso. At UTEP Aleksander has helped start the hockey club by playing and being a Vice President for the club, also in his time at UTEP he has started peer leading for the chemistry department. Chemistry Peer Leaders at UTEP work in coordination with the general chemistry professors to run required workshop classes for general chemistry students to help those enrolled in the course to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of chemistry. Along with the previous activities and groups Aleksander has begun volunteering in Dr. Gardea’s research laboratory studying the effects of nanoparticles in plants. After he graduates with his bachelor’s degree Aleksander plans on continuing his studies in graduate school and ultimately would like to get into research to benefit society.


Aleksander Lazarski can be contacted via e-mail at