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

Mar
30
Time: 11:45 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Gross Hall 230E

Mar
30
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: Environment Hall, Field Auditorium

Why do developing countries lack strong institutional frameworks to support development of sustainable energy and power systems? Limited regulatory capacity, commitment, accountability, and fiscal efficiency all contribute. Developing countries that are rich in oil and gas resources must reckon with another significant complication: the impact of oil revenue fluctuations. ...

Apr
07
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side B

Sponsored by Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) and Pratt School of Engineering

Elaine S. Oran (Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor at the University of Maryland and Professor of Aerospace Engineering) will lead a seminar discussing the interactions of shocks and turbulence when energy is released locally into the fluid system within...

Apr
12
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Hudson Hall 125

Sponsored by Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics (FIP).

Adrienne Stiff-Roberts (Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University) will lead a seminar discussing novel approaches to synthesis of multi-component and hybrid materials using organic-based thin film deposition that combines solution and vacuum-processing. Known as...

Apr
25
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Location: French Family Science Center 2231

Professor Emily A. Carter's (Princeton University, Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment and Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science) research is focused on development and application of first principles quantum mechanics based simulation methods for molecules and materials, with particular emphasis on energy applications. To view Professor Carter's...

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

 
Mar
28
Location: Durham Marriott City Center Hotel, 201 Foster Street, Durham, NC
Time: 8:00 am
Mar
28
Location: Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall (Gross Hall 330)
Time: 3:30 pm
Mar
28
Location: EH 1104
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm