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

Oct
18
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A

Lithium ion batteries find ubiquitous use in mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, and are being increasingly considered for use in both transportation and Smart Grid applications. In all of these applications, there is a demand for higher capacity, faster charging rate and improved safety. 

As part of the MEMS Seminar series, Professor Eric Stach...

Nov
05
Time: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Location: Duke's West Campus


Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual Energy Week at Duke! The 2017 event will offer plenty of professional growth opportunities: 
 

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Nov
10
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: A158 LSRC

Dr. Eric Leibensperger from the SUNY - Plattsburgh will give a talk on "Regional climate change in the U.S.: Detection, Attribution, and Projection" as a part of the Fall 2017 EOS Seminar series held by the Nicholas School of the Environment. 

Nov
15
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A

Dr. Adam Rondinone, Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, will give a seminar about his research on how arrangement of active sites on a nanostructured catalyst can yield new ways to influence complex reaction mechanisms as part of the MEMS Seminar series. The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences has developed a...

Dec
01
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: A158 LSRC

Dr. Nathaniel Warner from Penn State will give a talk on the "Beneficial Use and Bioaccumulation of Oil and Gas Wastewater" as a part of the Fall 2017 EOS Seminar series held by the Nicholas School of the Environment. 

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

 
Oct
18
Location: Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Oct
20
Location: Gross Hall 100A
Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Oct
20
Location: Ahmadieh Family Auditorium (Gross Hall 107)
Time: 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm