UT Energy Symposium
A weekly guest lecture series that is both free and open to the public and available for course credit.
In an effort to provide a multi-disciplinary platform for UT faculty and students to interact on the most pressing energy issues facing our world, the Energy Institute sponsors the UT Energy Symposium (UTES), which will enter its 25th semester in fall 2023.
The UTES serves as a “convener” for the campus community, uniting students interested in energy issues with faculty and others working on sustainable energy security. Students who register for the symposium receive one credit hour for the 15-week seminar course, which is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Ongoing themes for UTES include climate change policy, innovation and diffusion of energy technologies, low-carbon technology options and status, and behavioral aspects of energy consumption.
Each UTES talk will be recorded and posted on this page and on the Energy Institute YouTube channel following the event.
If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Christa Hopkins, who can be reached at 512-475-8447 or firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than five (5) business days prior to the event.
UT Energy Symposium Talks
January 26, 2017
Jon Wellinghoff, Chief Policy Officer at SolarCity and former Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (2009 – 2013)
November 17, 2016
November 10, 2016
November 3, 2016
October 27, 2016
October 20, 2016
October 13, 2016
October 6, 2016
September 29, 2016
September 22, 2016
September 15, 2016
September 8, 2016
September 1, 2016
Global progress in Carbon Capture and Storage – field demonstrations with emphasis on the storage component
Dr. Susan Hovorka, Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
April 28, 2016
April 21, 2016
April 14, 2016
- Martha Gross, Texas Materials Lab: Hybrid Zinc Batteries for Grid-Level Storage
- Thomas Deetjen, Webber Energy Group: Challenges for grid-level solar integration: generator dispatch concerns and possible solutions
- Vivek Nath, LBJ School of Public Policy: Drivers of Plug-In Electric Vehicle Adoption in California
March 31, 2016
March 24, 2016
March 10, 2016
February 11, 2016
February 4, 2016
January 28, 2016
November 19, 2015
Sebastian Souyris, PhD candidate in UT’s McCombs School of Business: Peer Effects in the Diffusion of Solar panels – A Dynamic Discrete Choice Approach
Sean Wood, Chemical Engineering PhD student: Looking Towards Higher-Capacity Anode Materials for Lithium-ion Batteries.