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 twelfth semester in spring 2017.
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.
The symposium will be held in the Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302) from 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the POB Connector Lobby at 4:45 p.m., followed by a 45-minute presentation and a 15-minute Q&A session.
Each session of the UTES will be video recorded and posted here.
Schedule of Speakers – Fall 2017
September 7 Gene Preston, CEO, Transmission Adequacy Consulting: “Keeping The Lights On As We Transition To Renewables”
September 14 Dave Adelman, Professor, School of Law, The University of Texas at Austin: “U.S. Climate Policy: The Importance of Thinking and Acting Regionally”
September 21 John Goodenough, Virginia H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin: “Electrolyte Choices for Rechargeable Batteries”
September 28 Dave Nagel, Professor, George Washington University: “Low Energy Nuclear Reactions: Status and Prospects for Science and Business”
October 5 Kevan Weaver, Director of Technology Integration, TerraPower
October 12 Charles Forsberg, MIT
October 19 Maria Gallucci, UT Energy Journalism Fellow
October 26 Juan Torres, Associate Laboratory Director, Energy Systems Integration, NREL
November 2 Barbara Burger, President, Technology Ventures at Chevron
November 9 Matt Heun, Professor, Calvin College
November 16 Neil McAndrews, Economist, Local Austin Chapter of US Association for Energy Economics
November 30 Jessika Transik, Professor, MIT
If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Christa Hopkins, who can be reached at 512-475-8447, no later than five (5) business days prior to the event.
Click to view the 2016-2017 UTES presentation archive.
Click to view the 2015-2016 UTES presentation archive.
Click to view the 2014-2015 UTES presentation archive.
Click to view the 2013-2014 UTES presentation archive.
Click to view the 2012-2013 UTES presentation archive.
Click to view the 2011-2012 UTES presentation archive.