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.

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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
19
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Selected attendees will be notified via email several days in advance of the dinner with details regarding meeting location. All dinners will be within reasonable driving distance to Duke campus.

With atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) on a steady rise toward climate- destabilizing levels and the largest source of anthropogenic GHGs coming from energy production, there is wide advocacy for an energy transition to low-carbon sources. What are the options for decarbonizing energy? What are the economic and social consequences of these changes? What policies will be...

Mar
20
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Location: French Family Science Center 4233

Dr. Alexis Ostrowski (Associate Professor, Bowling Green State University, Department of Chemistry) will speak at the invitation of Dr. Michael Therien (William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Chemistry). The talk is cosponsored by the Duke University Energy Initiative as part of its Energy Research Seminar Series. 

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Mar
23
Time: 9:00 am to 7:30 pm
Location: The Edge, 1st floor of Bostock Library

Come to Duke's second Machine Learning Day on Saturday, March 23 in The Edge!

You'll have the opportunity to learn about exciting machine learning developments through workshops, talks, and research presentations. This year's events will highlight important women in the field, including a women in data science dinner.

The day's activities include:
- Panel...

Apr
11
Time: 11:30 am to 1:15 pm
Location: French Family Science Center 2237


Professor Ching-Yao Lin, from the National Chi Nan University in Taiwan, will be giving a talk on "Efficient Dyes with Unexpected Colors for Dye-Sensitized Cells." This talk is co-sponsored by the Duke University Energy Initiative's Energy Research Seminar Series. Note: This talk begins at 11:40 a.m. 

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Apr
12
Time: 10:00 am to 11:15 am
Location: The Generator (Gross Hall 100C)

Discussions of greenhouse gas assessment and control are dominated by atmospheric carbon dioxide, but atmospheric methane poses problems of comparable scale and greater complexity. Net positive sources of anthropogenic carbon dioxide—fossil fuel combustion and manufacturing processes—are the result of deliberate human activity and therefore readily quantified. However, dominant...

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 

Mar
19
Location: Selected attendees will be notified via email several days in advance of the dinner with details regarding meeting location. All dinners will be within reasonable driving distance to Duke campus.
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Mar
20
Location: Meet at Gross Hall atrium
Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Mar
20
Location: French Family Science Center 4233
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm