Lincoln F. Pratson

Truman and Nellie Semans/Alex Brown & Sons Professor
Gendell Family Professor of Energy and Environment
Truman and Nellie Semans/Alex Brown & Sons Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Chair of the Earth and Ocean Sciences Division
Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
Bass Fellow
Lincoln Pratson is a professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment's Division of Earth & Ocean Sciences. He has been Chair of EOS, Director of the Duke University Energy Hub, Associate Director of the Gendell Center for Engineering, Energy & the Environment at Duke, served on the Executive Committee for the Research Triangle Energy Consortium (https://www.rtec-rtp.org/), and was a co-founder & co-director of the Sustainable Energy Fellowship (http://www.teachenergy.org/). Pratson is a geologist/geophysicist by training. He has consulted for major oil companies and helped co-found an energy service company that provides state-of-the-art gravity data used to explore for offshore oil and gas reserves. Pratson co-leads a research group at Duke on energy systems. The research has been supported by the DOE, DoD and private industry. Working with students, Pratson is conducting research into carbon capture and storage, integrating different forms of energy storage and renewable energy generation into the electricity industry operations, assessing current and future water use in thermo-electric power generation, and evaluating future demand for and supplies of energy resources.

Education

  • Ph.D., Columbia University (1993)
  • M.Phil., Columbia University (1992)
  • M.S., University Rhode Island (1987)
  • B.S., Trinity University (1983)

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

919-613-1305

 
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Oct
23
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Time: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Oct
24
Location: Gross Hall, Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall
Time: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Oct
25
Location: Room No 023, Bostock Library
Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm