Three Advisory Committees help the Energy Initiative guide, coordinate and implement its efforts.

Executive Advisory Committee

  • Director of the Energy Initiative: Brian Murray
  • Director of Engagement and Administration of the Energy Initiative: Suellen Aldina
  • Provost: Sally Kornbluth
  • Deans of Business, Engineering, Environment, Law, Public Policy, Arts and Sciences, and Natural Sciences: Bill Boulding, Ravi Bellamkonda, Jeff Vincent, David Levi, Kelly Brownell, Valerie Ashby and Dan Kiehart
  • Director of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions: Tim Profeta


  • Ed Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Lawrence Carin, Vice Provost for Research
  • Cam Kelly, Senior Assistant Vice President for Principal Gifts
  • Michael Schoenfeld, Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations
  • Arlie Petters, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Sarah West, Associate Vice President, Strategic Planning and the Campaign

Faculty Advisory Committee

The committee includes faculty representatives from each of the key University units. It focuses on developing, coordinating and promoting energy education, research and engagement programs across the university. Current participants:

  • Brian Murray (Energy Initiative)
  • Suellen Aldina (Energy Initiative) 
  • Lori Bennear (Environment)
  • John Buley (Business)
  • Marc Deshusses (Engineering)
  • Timothy Johnson (Environment)
  • Emily Klein (Environment)
  • Josiah Knight (Engineering)
  • Rick Larrick (Business)
  • David Mitzi (Engineering)
  • Dalia Patino-Echeverri (Environment)
  • Steven Sexton (Public Policy)
  • Christopher Timmins (Economics)
  • George Truskey (Engineering)
  • Daniel Vermeer (Business)
  • Jonathan Wiener (Law) 
  • Ben Wiley (Chemistry)

Student Advisory Committee

Includes the president, co-presidents or most senior officer of each of the student energy clubs at Duke. When a school or academic area working with the Initiative does not have an energy-related club, the Energy Initiative Director consults with faculty to appoint student representatives from those units. Current representation includes:

  • Duke Energy Club
  • Fuqua MBA Energy Club
  • Nicholas School Energy Club
  • Sanford Energy and Environment Club
  • Global Energy Access Network
  • Pratt MEMP Energy Club
  • Duke Climate Coalition
  • Smart Home

Mailing Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
Box 90467
Durham, NC 27708

Street / Delivery Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
140 Science Drive
Gross Hall, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27708

Location: Environment Hall 4100
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: Energy Hub, 1st floor of Gross Hall for Interdisciplinary Innovation
Time: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: BOOK TALK: Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall, Gross Hall 330; ENERGY MIX: Energy Hub, Gross Hall first-floor lobby
Time: 4:00 pm