Master's Project (MP) topics come from a variety of sources—including faculty: client partners (private-sector corporations, government agencies, or non-profit organizations); and students themselves. Some projects involve scientific research, while others may involve formation of management plans, educational curricula, policy analyses, business plans, or similar deliverables. 

The Energy Initiative has combed through this year's full schedule to create a list of projects that bring energy into focus—please come learn about what students have accomplished this year. Topics are sorted into different Zoom rooms. To view a presentation, click the room link at the associated time. View the abstracts for all projects.

Please email us (energyinitiative@duke.edu) for the event passcode if you don't already have it.

Thursday, April 8 - Room 1

To join: Email us (energyinitiative@duke.edu) for the event passcode if you don't already have it, then click here to join the presentations listed below.

9:30 AM

The Future of Big Oil in the Hydrogen Economy

Panayiotis Koutsogeorgas, MEM/MBA and Zoe Ripecky, MEM/MBA

10:15 AM

The Future of Heating: Evaluating Options for Aquidneck Island, Rhode Island

Christopher Lazinski, MEM/MBA Cheryl Lee, MEM/MBA

11:00 AM

Assessing Transmission Bottlenecks for Renewable Energy in North Carolina

Rajat Pungaliya, Yutong Xue, and Yiwen Wang

1:00 PM

Understanding State-Level Regulatory Considerations for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment in South Carolina

Emma Frantz, MEM/MPP

1:25 PM

Project Resiliency - Overcoming Barriers for Repeatable Microgrids in the US

Zukhruf Amjad, Reed Leon-Hinton, and Hassan Nadeem

2:10 PM

Reforming Solar Net Energy Metering

Franco Ghadiri, Akshay Krishnan, and Ruoshui Li

2:55 PM

A Geospatial Approach to Siting Wind Right in the Southeast

Xueying Feng and Shawn Li

3:40 PM

Estimating the Benefits of Energy Efficiency Standards in the U.S.: The Case of Residential Refrigerators

Abhishek Jain

 

Thursday, April 8 - Room 3

Email us (energyinitiative@duke.edu) for the event passcode if you don't already have it, then click here to join the presentations listed below:

9:30 AM

Corporate-wide Sustainability Goals for Wolfspeed

Muhammad Abdullah, Garrett Blake, Zhenchen Li, and Ayse Trail

1:50 PM

Duke University's Alternative Transportation Future

Hardy Almes and Jimmy Gilman


Thursday, April 8 - Room 4

To join: Email us (energyinitiative@duke.edu) for the event passcode if you don't already have it, then click here to join the presentations listed below:

10:20 AM

Innovation in the Blue Economy: Opportunities in Shipping, Aquaculture, and Offshore Wind for Climate Change Mitigation

Sage Riddick,
Lisa Snodgrass, and
Megan Swanson

11:30 AM

What's Mined Is Yours: Identifying Future Demand for Seabed Minerals

Brandon Gertz


Thursday, April 8 - Room 5

To join: Email us (energyinitiative@duke.edu) for the event passcode if you don't already have it, then click here to join the presentations listed below:

1:00 PM

An assessment of climate transition risks and opportunities for Indonesia’s Largest Electricity Company

Amireeta Kumari

1:20 PM

Deploying renewable energy infrastructure at former oil and gas extraction sites: potential and sustainability implications 

Chuck Chase

1:40 PM

Oilfield Waste: An Overlooked Commodity

Mike Umbro

2:00 PM

Assessing the Implications of PJM Interconnection Capacity Market Reforms on State Energy Resource Transitions

Chris Landes

 


 


Friday, April 9 - Room 1

To join: Email us (energyinitiative@duke.edu) for the event passcode if you don't already have it, then click here to join the presentations listed below:

9:30 AM

European Market Entry for Long-Duration Energy Storage

Kathryn Davis (MEM/MBA) and Davis Guebert (MEM/MBA)

10:15 AM

Environmental Justice Considerations for the Implementation of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in North Carolina

Mike Campton, Grace Chan, Karen Glibert, Conor Mulderrig, and Audrey Wilkes

11:00 AM

Renewable Natural Gas Investing Opportunities

Dang Ding, Sam Pollan (MEM/MBA), and Zoe Yang

1:00 PM

Analysis of the Microgrid Market for Small and Medium-Sized Municipalities and Electric Cooperatives

Thomas Hancock, Yuxin Hu, and Yueyi Yang

1:45 PM

Utilities 2.0: Analyzing Customer Lifetime Value and Customer Transfer for a Novel Electrification Partnership

Ian Reichardt and Isaac Rosenthal

2:30 PM

Assessing Time-Variant Tariff Deployment for Mini-Grids in Sierra Leone  

Marie McNamara

2:55 PM

A Model-Based Policy Analysis: The Inter-play Between TCI and RGGI

Gray Li

 

Friday, April 9 - Room 3

To join: Email us (energyinitiative@duke.edu) for the event passcode if you don't already have it, then click here to view the presentation listed below:

9:30 AM

Time to Shine? Evaluating the Economic Feasibility of Energy Storage Retrofits

Sandy Lynn

 

Friday, April 9 - Room 4

To join: Email us (energyinitiative@duke.edu) for the event passcode if you don't already have it, then click here to view the presentation listed below:

1:50 PM

Ocean Justice: Strategies for an equitable implementation of North Carolina’s offshore wind industry

Juli Schroeger


Friday, April 9 - Room 5

 

To join: Email us (energyinitiative@duke.edu) for the event passcode if you don't already have it, then click here to view the presentation listed below:

9:30 AM

VC Co Impact Measurement Strategy

Shira Weintraub

 

Full presentation schedule 

View the full event at the Nicholas School.

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Thursday, Apr 08, 2021 - 9:00 am to Friday, Apr 09, 2021 - 4:00 pm
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