Energy Graduate Group Fall Seminar Series

As part of their education, every Energy Graduate Group student attends a fall seminar series that exposes them to eminent scholars and professionals who are engaged with a wide variety of key energy-related issues at the local, state, national and global level. These seminars are open to the public.

  • Alumni Panel

    Speakers: Siva Gunda, California Energy Commission; Zane McDonald, S&P Global Platts Analytics; Leticia Pineda, International Council on Clean Transportation
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 12/11/2020
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
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  • Decoding the Electrode Swelling for Advanced Battery Diagnostics and Management

    Speaker: Anna Stefanopoulou, William Clay Ford Professor of Technology, University of Michigan
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 12/4/2020
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
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  • Renewable Energy Development in Africa: Limits and Prospects

    Speaker: Mary Suzan Abbo, Managing Director, Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 11/20/2020
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
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  • Measuring the Returns to High Quality Electricity

    Speaker: Catherine Wolfram, Professor, Associate Dean Academic Affairs for Haas Business School,  University of California, Berkeley
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 11/13/2020
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
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  • New Solutions for Smart Buildings: From Research to Deployment

    Speaker: Jessica Granderson, Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 11/6/2020
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
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  • The Past, Present and Future of Energy Justice

    Speaker: Kirsten Jenkins, Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 10/30/2020
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
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  • Power-To-Gas and Hydrogen Energy Storage for a 100% Renewable Future

    Speaker: Jack Brouwer, Professor, UC Irvine; Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center & Advanced Power and Energy Program
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 10/23/2020
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
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  • What a Demand-Side Energy Transformation Entails for Ambition and Justice

    Speaker: Narasimha Rao, Asst Prof of Energy Systems, Yale School of the Environment
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 10/16/2020
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
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  • Meeting Our Global Obligations: Hurricane Maria Energy and Health Project

    Speaker: Lilo Pozzo, Professor, University of Washington
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 10/9/2020
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
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  • Alumni Panel

    Speakers:
    Nick Pappas, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Outreach, CalCCA
    Sandesh Rallapalli, Sr. Manager II, Asset Digitization Strategy, Walmart
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 12/6/2019
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, Room 1103, West Village, UC Davis
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  • Getting the Solutions Right: Scoping the Risks of Mitigating Climate Change

    Speaker: Rob Socolow, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 11/22/2019
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis
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  • Negotiating the Clean Energy Transition: California's Experiment in Progress

    Speaker: Meredith Fowlie, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 11/15/2019
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis
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  • Scientific and Engineering Challenges and Opportunities to Enable Net Zero Emissions Energy Systems

    Speaker: Nate Lewis, Professor, California Institute of Technology
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 11/8/2019
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis
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  • America’s Electric Cooperatives are Meeting Next-Generation Energy Needs

    Speaker: Curtis Wynn, President & CEO, Roanoke Electric Cooperative
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 11/01/2019
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis
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  • Decarbonizing California’s Buildings: Planning for the Stranded “Gassets”

    Speaker: Michael Colvin, Director of the California Energy Program, Environmental Defense Fund
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 10/25/2019
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis
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  • Saving Electricity in a Hurry

    Speaker: Dr. Alan Meier, Adjunct Professor, UC Davis
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 10/18/2019
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis
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  • Determining the Role of Energy Storage in Zero-Emission Energy Systems: Assessing and Comparing Environmental Benefits and Impacts at Scale

    Speaker: Brian Tarroja, Assistant Professional Researcher, UC Irvine
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 10/11/2019
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis
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  • Exploring Residential Energy (In)Justice Across Race, Class, and Place

    Speaker: Tony Reames, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 10/04/2019
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis
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  • Alumni Panel

    Speakers:
    Magdalena Brum, Project Engineer, kW Engineering
    Jeff Gleeson, Product Manager, Google
    Michael Lingenfelter, Assistant Vice President, Relationship Manager, CleanTech Corporate Banking Group, Wells Fargo
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 12/7/2018
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 215 Sage Street, Room 1104, West Village, UC Davis

  • Developing new catalysts and processes for the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals

    Speaker: Thomas Jaramillo, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 11/30/2018
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis

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  • Transportation Electrification and the Low Carbon Grid: Perspectives from E3’s work in California, Hawaii and New York

    Speaker: Nancy Ryan, Partner, Energy + Environmental Economics (E3)
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 11/09/2018
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis
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  • Energy Issues in California

    Speaker: Drew Bohan, Executive Director, California Energy Commission
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 11/02/2018
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis

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  • Achieving Beneficial Electrification: Lessons Learned from the CPUC’s Clean Energy Programs

    Speaker: Carla Peterman, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 10/26/2018
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis
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  • Net-Zero Emissions Energy Systems

    Speaker: Steve Davis, Associate Professor of Earth System Science, UC Irvine
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 10/19/2018
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis
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  • Raising Voices Against Rising Seas: How Bold Policies Are Needed And How California is Meeting the Challenge

    Speaker: Senator Nancy Skinner
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 10/12/2018
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: UC Davis School of Law, 400 Mrak Hall Dr., Room 1001

  • Groundhog Day: The Making of California Energy Policy and Cyclical Crisis

    Speaker: Bob Foster, President, Prometheus Advisors
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 10/05/2018
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis

  • Beyond Energy Efficiency: How Big Data Can Lead to Socially Responsible Design

    Speaker: Erica Cochran, Assistant Professor and Dream Project Director at Carnegie Mellon University
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 12/08/2017
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis

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  • Energy Owned by the People: Electric Cooperatives in the 21st Century

    Speaker: Adam Schwartz, Founder & Principal, The Cooperative Way
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 12/01/2017
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis

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  • UC Davis Alumni in Energy Careers

    Speaker: Wayne Leighty, Ryan Taylor, and Carolyn Weiner
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 11/17/2017
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis

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  • Integrating Distributed Resources into the U.S. Power System

    Speaker: Marilyn Brown, Professor in the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 11/3/2017
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis

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  • Smart Electric Distribution Systems of the Future

    Speaker: Sid Suryanaraynan, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State Univerisity
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 10/27/2017
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis

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  • Automating Demand Response and DR Value in California's Energy Future

    Speaker: Mary Ann Piette, Director of the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 10/20/2017
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis

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  • Disruptive Energy Futures

    Speaker: Amory Lovins, Cofounder and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute
    Host: Energy Efficiency Center
    Date: 10/18/2017
    Time: 4:00 to 5:30pm
    Location: Kalmanowitz Appellate Courtroom, UC Davis School of Law

    Seminar Video

  • California Goes Green–Its Road to Climate Leadership

    Speaker: Michael Peevey, Former President of the California Public Utilities Commission
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 10/13/2017
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: 1605 Tilia Street, West Village, UC Davis

    Seminar Video

  • Climate Change and Technical Paths to a Sustainable Future

    Speaker: Steven Chu, William Kenan Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular & Cellular Physiology at Stanford University
    Host: Energy Graduate Group
    Date: 10/06/2017
    Time: 10:30am to 11:50am
    Location: Kalmanowitz Appellate Courtroom, UC Davis School of Law, 400 Mrak Hall Drive

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