Linking Duke’s Expertise, Innovation with Energy Decision-Makers Worldwide

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The Energy Initiative is committed to strengthening ties across the energy community — linking the full spectrum of energy business and policy leaders with Duke’s faculty and student expertise, and with one another. We facilitate research projects and partnerships. We host an array of events to connect energy decision makers with the Duke community, its knowledge and its solutions. We organize student competitions and trips to energy companies and facilities. We support issue-focused workshops and conferences. We introduce energy students to potential employers. We bring together the best minds to unravel current and coming energy problems, fulfilling Duke’s mission of applying knowledge in service of society.

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Download a handout with more information about how to connect with the Duke community.

Connect with Energy Students

Energy companies, government agencies and other institutions will find a gold mine of talent at Duke, where students gain a wide range of skills and knowledge through our cutting-edge, interdisciplinary approach to energy education. See how your institution can connect with students through experiential learning projects, co-curricular activities such as field trips and lunches, and networking events like our Energy Mix receptions.

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Put Ideas into Practice

The Energy Initiative can help business and policy decision makers leverage the work of our world-class energy faculty and research staff. Find out more about our areas of expertise, and how you can be part of innovative explorations of the world’s most critical energy questions. With other stakeholders, help provide a practical perspective to inform Duke’s efforts toward maximal impact.

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Network with Alumni and Friends of Duke

Connect with other Duke alumni and friends who are professionally or personally engaged with energy issues.  Engage students and faculty directly through mentoring, hosting field trips, and involvement in research projects. Alumni and friends can also build a legacy by financially supporting the Energy Initiative to expand Duke’s reach beyond campus and across the world of energy solution-seekers.

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Mailing Address

Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability
Box 90467
Durham, NC 27708

Street / Delivery Address

Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability
140 Science Drive
Gross Hall, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27708


  • Suellen Aldina
    Director of Operations

    Suellen has more than 20 years' experience in the energy sector, finance, operations and contract negotiations.