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
February 15, 2022
Sergio Castellanos, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
February 8, 2022
February 1, 2022
January 25, 2022
Grid Modernization and Energy Storage at Sandia National Laboratories – Challenges, Priorities, and Key Projects
Charles Hanley, Senior Manager, Grid Modernization and Energy Storage Programs, Sandia National Laboratories
November 30, 2021
Mr. Ashvin Dayal, Senior VP, Power and Climate, The Rockefeller Foundation
Dr. Rebekah Shirley, Director of Research, Data & Innovation, WRI Africa
Ms. Dana Harmon, Executive Director, Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute
Moderator: Dr. Varun Rai, Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, UT Austin
November 23, 2021
The how and why of energy use in the past: Additional insights from World long-run time series on electricity since 1900
Tânia Sousa, Auxiliary Professor, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa (Lisbon University)
November 16, 2021
Anna Broughel, Program Director of Energy Leadership, Clean Energy Leadership Institute; Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University
November 9, 2021
November 2, 2021
October 26, 2021
October 19, 2021
October 12, 2021
October 5, 2021
September 28, 2021
Distinguished Lecture Series of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business:
Shawn Cumberland, Managing Partner, Energy Transition, Encap Investments L.P.
Deniz Dindoruk, Senior Development Manager, Shell
Will Glazener, Solution Leader, McKinsey & Company
September 21, 2021
September 7, 2021
April 27, 2021
April 20, 2021
Suzi Kerr, Chief Economist, Environmental Defense Fund
Marc Hafstead, Fellow and Director, Resources for the Future
Matto Mildenberger, Assistant Professor, UC Santa Barbara
William Boyd, Professor, UCLA