Robert Dell

Director, Center for Innovation and Applied Technology

Laboratory for Energy Reclamation and Innovation


Welcome to the Laboratory for Energy Reclamation and Innovation at The Cooper Union’s Albert Nerken School of Engineering. LERI is dedicated to addressing energy problems in the developed and developing world through bold design. By finding new uses for waste and new applications for established technologies, LERI’s staff and affiliates strive for a cleaner, more holistic energy future.


  Established in 2006 at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of   Science and Art, Albert Nerken School of Engineering,

  LERI is a research and teaching venue for addressing current energy problems. The Laboratory aims to address inefficiencies in energy uses through design and innovation, particularly by utilizing discarded waste energy found in almost every system. LERI specializes in micro-green energy solutions and new uses for existing energy resources.