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
September 6, 2012
- Ashlynn Stillwell, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering: “Energy-Water Nexus: Water Impacts on Thermoelectric Power Generation”
- Yezhou Wang, Electrical Engineering: “Power Grid Safety and Security: How to Keep Your Lights On”
- Scott Robinson, Energy and Earth Resources and LBJ School of Public Affairs: “Behavioral Pathways in the Diffusion of Residential Solar PV”
- Steve Bryant, Petroleum Engineering: “Refracturing: Getting More out of Unconventional Resources”
August 30, 2012
May 3, 2012
Americans’ Vehicle and Travel Choices: Opportunities for Plug- In Vehicles in the Nation’s Fleet Evolution
Dr. Kara Kockelman, Professor & William J. Murray Jr. Fellow, Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
April 26, 2012
Thomas Mason, Former General Manager of the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and currently with the law firm Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody
April 12, 2012
April 5, 2012
Andrew McAllister, Managing Director, California Center for Sustainable Energy
March 29, 2012
March 22, 2012
March 1, 2012
Jay Apt, Professor of Technology, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
February 23, 2012
February 16, 2012
- Sudamsh Bai-Reddy, McCombs School of Business See PDF slides in a new window
- Benjamin Sigrin, Energy and Earth Resources and LBJ School of Public Affairs See PDF slides in a new window
- Dave Tuttle, Electrical and Computer Engineering See PDF slides in a new window
- Dan Weisberg, Pecan Street Inc. See PDF slides in a new window