The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Engineering’s Dr. Krystel Castillo has been named the new director in the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (TSERI). Castillo, the GreenStar Endowed Assistant Professor in Energy, has been a leader in the college with energy-related research, outreach, and mentorship.
“I’m thrilled to be taking the leadership of TSERI, specially at this time of incredible opportunity and growth in renewable energy and sustainability research,” said Castillo. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with staff, faculty members, students and external partners to build on TSERI’s current strengths while planning our path for the future.”
Castillo was recently named in the San Antonio Business Journal’s 40 under 40 awards, received the 2017 Outstanding Young Faculty Award from the American Society for Engineering – Gulf Southwest Section, and was awarded the 2017 President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Research Achievement here at UTSA. Dr. Castillo said that she envisions a faculty-centered institute with broad participation across the university.
UTSA created the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute to partner with our community and contribute to a new energy future that builds on a diverse resource base to position San Antonio as a significant contributor to the 21st century global energy economy.
The Institute integrates scientific discovery, engineering innovation and policy deliberations with pragmatic implementation and a commitment to our multicultural traditions to realize the promise of tomorrow’s America as a global energy leader. The Institute also serves as a center of intellectual creativity that promotes socioeconomic development regionally, nationally and globally.
TSERI provides systems solutions that pursue novel opportunities for technology insertion to reduce costs, improve reliability and assure responsible environmental stewardship that contributes to our energy future. The institute’s impact will drive San Antonio’s economic future, serve as a magnet for thought leaders from around the globe, and help secure a foundation for enhanced prosperity for south Texas and the Alamo region for decades to come.