The Research Center for Energy and Environmental Engineering (RC3E), which was established on the basis of the former Group of Energy and Environment Engineering in January, 2012, is a branch of Division of Energy Environmental Engineering of Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy (DNL) / Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (DICP, CAS). Now it consists of five groups that include Energy and Environmental Engineering Group (DNL0901), Distributed Hydrogen Production Group (DNL0907), Catalytic Combustion Group (DNL0908), Catalytic Purification of Air Pollutants Group (DNL0909) and System Energy Optimization & Heat Storage Materials Group (DNL0910). The present director of the RC3E is Prof. Wang Shudong.
The RC3E primarily focuses on basic research into chemical reaction engineering， new process development as well as system integration. It is mainly engaged in solving the energy & environmental problems by means of advanced process intensification technologies of chemical engineering.