The Energy Initiative coordinates and sponsors events that showcase a wide range of energy-related research being done across Duke University and by academic colleagues around the world. Most events are open to the public.

The Energy Research Seminar Series is a forum for faculty, researchers and students from Duke and other universities to learn about and receive feedback on new scholarly energy research. They provide an opportunity for the campus community to learn about and improve research discoveries before they appear in leading academic journals, and to interact with scholars whose research will often shape future science and policy. The Duke Energy Economics and Policy Seminar Series occurs regularly throughout the academic year. These seminars are held jointly with other university seminar series. Seminar organizers may apply for Energy Initiative support by filling out this application form. Currently scheduled seminars are listed below and on our Events page. All seminars are held at Duke University unless otherwise noted.

The Energy Initiative regularly sponsors or co-sponsors research workshops on a range of energy topics. Each spring, the Energy Initiative also convenes Duke University faculty, research staff and students in an Energy Research Collaboration Workshop to share information about their recent work in energy materials, energy data analytics, energy markets and policy, energy and the environment, and many other areas. Information about upcoming workshops will be posted here when registration opens during the spring semester. Details of past workshops, including agenda and videotaped presentations, may be viewed here.


Upcoming Seminars and Workshops

Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Social Science 136

Hear about Dr. Christine Folch’s research on the political, ethical, and environmental impacts of hydroelectric development in Paraguay. For a quick intro, check out this video. Dr. Folch will present for 30 minutes, and the rest of the time will be...

Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Duke Smart Home, 1402 Faber St., Durham

Join the Smart Home and Energy Club for a brief workshop on installing solar panels. Learn about all the basics of how to connect solar power to a battery which can then charge your phone, turn on lights, or operate a small appliance. They'll also demonstrate cool applications of solar power with current Smart Home/Energy Club projects including smart...

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: LSRC A247

Looking to connect your research with K-12 students, educators, and the general public but don’t know where to start? Do you want to learn how to write a lesson plan or classroom activity that fits into state and national curriculum standards? Want to improve an existing outreach activity?

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Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Gross Hall, Room 270

You may know the content of your pitch backwards and forwards, but what about your presentation? What about your tone of voice or body language? Are you giving the most persuasive pitch possible or is something distracting the audience from your presentation? In this session, Co-Founder Andy Roth of ...

Time: 9:00 am to 11:15 am
Location: Sanford School of Public Policy - Room 05

Now in its 15th year, Duke's annual communication workshop has helped hundreds of faculty and other campus community members effectively communicate about their research and scholarship using a wide range of tools. The two-hour workshop is designed to equip attendees with a deeper understanding of today's media and information landscape as they engage with the public about their work....

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: Repass Lecture Hall, Duke Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Location: Gross Hall 100A
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: Webinar - Register for details
Time: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm