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 email@example.com, no later than five (5) business days prior to the event.
UT Energy Symposium Talks
January 24, 2023
Andy Uhler, Energy Journalism Fellow, UT’s Energy Institute and Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy
Mose Buchele, Senior Correspondent, Energy & Environment, KUT (Austin's NPR Station)
January 17, 2023
November 29, 2022
Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
November 15, 2022
Matthew Dean, NSF Graduate Research Fellow and PhD Candidate in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Justin S. Davenport, JD Candidate, School of Law, The University of Texas at Austin
November 8, 2022
Bill Flores, Vice-Chair and Independent Board Member, Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT); Former Member of Congress—U.S. House of Representatives (2011-2021)
November 1, 2022
Erika Bierschbach, Vice President of Energy Market Operations & Resource Planning, Austin Energy
October 18, 2022
Loving the Alien: CO2 Deserves Our Affection but Save a Seat for Some Other Surprising Climate Change Allies
Jan Mertens, Chief Science Officer, ENGIE Research, Professor, Ghent University
October 11, 2022
October 4, 2022
Gregor Semieniuk, Assistant Research Professor, Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
September 27, 2022
Derek Haas, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Kevin Clarno, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering (NEXTRA), The University of Texas at Austin
September 20, 2022
September 6, 2022
Balasubramanian Sambasivam and Suman Saurabh, Post-doctoral Fellows, Energy Institute, The University of Texas at Austin
August 30, 2022
April 26, 2022
April 19, 2022
April 12, 2022
- Castlen Kennedy, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Apache Corporation
- Leslie Beyer, CEO, The Energy Workforce & Technology Council in Houston, Texas
April 5, 2022
William A. Paxton, Senior Scientist, Energy Storage, Innovation Center California, Volkswagen Group of America
Max Thum, Mechatronics Engineer, Innovation Center California, Volkswagen Group of America
March 29, 2022
Location, Location, Location: Deploying Batteries in the Right Time and Place for a Transitioning Grid
Caitlin Smith, Sr. Director, Regulatory, External Affairs and ESG, Jupiter Power
March 8, 2022
Christine Williams, Professor of Sociology and the Elsie and Stanley E. (Skinny) Adams, Sr. Centennial Professor in Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at Austin