Seminar Series

During the Fall and Spring semesters, EPIC presents an Energy Seminar Series with speakers from around the region. These experts share valuable information and their insight into trends and news that are related to energy. Seminars are free and are open to students, faculty, industry partners and friends of EPIC. Driving directions and parking information can be found under Directions.

fall 2019/Spring 2020

Speaker Affiliation Date Presentation

Jeff Hawkins
Sanj Malushte
Tim Schmitt
David Scott - moderator

Concrete Testing, Engineering, and Consulting (CTEC)


Panel Discussion on Challenges Facing Nuclear Energy

Sushma Masemore

NC Department of Environmental Quality


NC Clean Energy Plan

Sudipta Dutta GE Energy 10/30/19 Large-Scale Wind Power Interconnection - Technical Challenges and State-of-the-Art Solutions
Tomasz Haupt

Mississippi State University


High-Performance Computing for Engineering Applications

Bob Irvin
Ryan Kennedy
Charles Lakeman
Laura Smailes

Joules Accelerator
Atom Power


Panel Discussion on Energy Innovation

Babu Chalamala

Sandia National Lab


Emerging eT&D Grids: Energy Storage, Electrification, and the Increasing Role of Power Electronics

Tom Golden

Energy United

2/5/20 Electrification of Transportation in Rural North Carolina

Steve Kalland

NC Clean Energy Technology Center 2/18/20 Policy Impact on Clean Energy Technologies in NC
Sasha Weintraub Duke Energy 2/25/20 Natural Gas and the Shale Revolution
Rocky Sease SOS International 3/11/20 CANCELED How Technology and Automation in the Control Room Affect Operator Performance
Tao Hong UNC Charlotte 3/30/20 CANCELED  A Data Science Career in the Energy Industry

Josh Dillar
Steve Whisenant

Pike Engineering
Duke Energy

4/15/20 CANCELED Panel Discussion on Grid Resiliency