During each academic year at UCSB, the Institute for Energy Efficiency hosts a weekly seminar series, which is open to the public. Our seminars bring industry leaders and faculty to UCSB to give technical presentations, followed by Q&A with our faculty and students.

Some of our recent speakers have included Jay Hakes, presidential and energy historian; Andy Goes, Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide; Nick Hutzler, Physics Professor at Caltech; Bethanie Stadler, Professor and Associate Head of Computer Engineering the University of Minnesota.


We invite Institute faculty to nominate future seminar speakers. Please send your nominations to an IEE Staff Member.

Seminar Series Events
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Seminar Series: Adventures in Industrial Decarbonization

Alex Woolf and Jesse Tootell

Henley Hall Auditorium 1010

Seminar Series

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IEE Seminar: Economic and Policy Options for Combating Climate Change: The Role of Carbon Pricing

Charles Feinstein and Stan Roden

Henley Hall Lecture Room 1010

Seminar Series

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Rebecca Solnit: Not Too Late, A Climate Book Talk

Rebecca Solnit

Corwin Pavilion, UCSB

Seminar Series

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Jessica Lovering: What is the Role of Nuclear Power in Deep Decarbonization?

Jessica Lovering

Henley Hall Auditorium (1010)

Seminar Series

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Rethinking the Nature and Nurture of Discovery Research: Implications for Science and Technology Policy

Dr. Venkatesh Narayanamurti

Henley Hall Auditorium Room 1010

Seminar Series

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IEE Seminars: The Environmental Footprint of Global Food Production

Dr. Benjamin Halpern

Henley Hall Auditorium Room 1010

Seminar Series

jay hakes

Historical Perspectives on Efficiency, Electrification, and Climate Change: What the Past Tells Us About the Future

Jay Hakes

Lecture Hall 1010, Henley Hall

Seminar Series

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Electronic Metamaterials for Energy-Efficient and Energy-Autonomous Electronics

Suraj Cheema, University of California, Berkeley

Broida 1640 and Zoom

Seminar Series

claudio j. oton

Interferometers on Chip for Sensing Applications

Prof. Claudio J. Oton

Henley Hall Lecture Hall 1010

Seminar Series

roland geyer

The Business of Less: The Role of Companies and Households on a Planet of Peril

Prof. Roland Geyer

Henley Hall Lecture Room 1010 / Zoom

Seminar Series

andy boes

Lithium Niobate Photonic Integrated Circuits

Dr. Andy Boes

ESB 2001

Seminar Series

nick hutzler

Fundamental Physics and Quantum Science with Polyatomic Molecules

Professor Nick Hutzler

Room 1010 Lecture Hall

Seminar Series

leah stokes

2020-2021-Harold J. Plous Award Lecture

Leah Stokes

Alumni Hall, Mosher Alumni House

Seminar Series

mike ludkovski

Probabilistic Modeling of Renewable Energy Generation: Measuring Risk in Daily Grid Operations

Dr. Michael Ludkovski

1010 Henley Hall & Zoom

Seminar Series

george tzimpragos

Computing Using Time

George Tzimpragos

1010 Henley Hall & Zoom

Seminar Series