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

Apr
28
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Field Auditorium, Environment Hall

 

Register to present a poster here – Closes April 21

Register for the keynote or de-escalation workshop here – Closes April 23

SCHEDULE

12:30 pm: Lunch is served

1:00-2:00 pm: Keynote...

May
02
Time: 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: Gross Hall 270

Duke University faculty will focus on identifying and cultivating future research opportunities in this workshop organized by the Energy Initiative. Interested faculty should contact jonathon.free@duke.edu for more information about the agenda and how to register. 

 

May
24
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: Hudson Hall 141

PRESENTER: Professor Ronggui Yang (University of Colorado Boulder)

ABSTRACT: Thermal transport plays an important role in energy conversion efficiency and device reliability. There has been significant progress over the past 2 decades on utilizing micro/nanostructures for enhancing or reducing heat transfer owing much to the challenging needs in high efficiency energy conversion...

Jul
10
Time: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location: Appalachian State University

The 2017 Appalachian Energy Summit is a riveting three-day conference encompassing discussion topics centered on improving current energy policies and practices in the nation. Students interested in Renewable & Alternative Energy, Energy Policy, and Environmental Preservation will find an exciting opportunity within the Summit to network with not only other students but also key...

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

 
Apr
28
Location: Field Auditorium, Environment Hall
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
May
02
Location: Gross Hall 270
Time: 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm
May
09
Location:
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 am