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Energy Seminar: Macro-Energy Systems: Toward a New Discipline

Precourt Institute for Energy

Event Details:

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT

proposal published in Joule for a new discipline called Macro-Energy Systems focused on studying the large-scale, systems-level, long-term aspects of sustainable and equitable energy systems. The article sparked interest from a wide range of researchers and students, recognizing the need for more recognition of this emergent field. At this energy seminar, organizers of the workshop will share their key findings from a workshop with a diverse team of researchers engaged in Macro-Energy Systems work. They will discuss this new discipline, its key questions and frontiers, the challenges of educating new researchers in this field, and the need for additional academic infrastructure to support the timely work happening in this community of researchers.


InĂªs Azevedo, Associate Professor of Energy Resources Engineering, School of Earth, Stanford University

Emily Grubert , Assistant Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering,  Georgia Institute of Technology

Benjamin Hobbs, Professor of Environmental Management, John Hopkins University

Jesse Jenkins, Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and at Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment, Princeton University

Ben Leibowicz,  Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Patricia Levi, Chair of the Macro-Energy Systems Workshop Steering Committee and PhD candidate in energy and environment, Stanford University

Admission Info

Free and open to all. Register here.

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