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NPS Defense Energy Seminar

NPS' academic programs in Defense Energy are supplemented by a seminar series which provides a forum for leading voices within the field, practitioners, and other Defense Energy influencers. These professionals give presentations, engage in brown bag discussions, and facilitate informal gatherings that encourage Defense Energy faculty and students to discourse over current issues in Defense Energy, supplementing classroom teaching with practical, professional experiences. The Defense Energy Speakers' Seminars are a permanent part of NPS' Defense Energy program, and a key to its real-world relevance.

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Past Defense Energy Seminars

  • Disruptive Oil and Electricity Futures
    Mr. Amory Lovins, CEO, Rocky Mountain Institute - December 4, 2015
  • Ocean Renewable Energy: From Potential to Actual - Status of the Industry in 2015
    Mr. Jason Busch, Executive Director, Oregon Wave Energy Trust - November 13, 2015
  • Energy as a Strategic Resource
    Mr. Steven Iselin, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, (Energy, Installations and Environment) - November 6, 2015
  • The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Energy Academic Group (EAG): Objectives, Status, and Current Thesis and Research Opportunities
    Dr. Daniel Nussbaum, Director, Energy Academic Group, Naval Postgraduate School - October 30, 2015
  • The Importance of Existing Building Commissioning: How It Is Done and How It Is Taught
    Mr. Brian Clark, Mechanical Engineer, DPW, Presidio of Monterey, CA - October 23, 2015
  • Electricity Generation Technologies, Policies, and Systems Integration: A Biased Perspective
    Dr. Terry Surles, Lead for Clean Energy Solutions, University of Hawaii - October 16, 2015
  • Creating an Energy Culture at the Presidio of Monterey
    Mr. Jay Tulley, Energy Manager for Directorate of Public Works at the US Army Garrison Presidio of Montere - August 28, 2015
  • Challenges of Obtaining Organizational Buy-in and “Realistic” Cultural Change for Energy Efficiency/Effectiveness
    Michael D. Boyd, Col, USMC (Ret), Deputy Head (GS-15), Engineer and EOD Advocacy Branch (LPE) - August 21, 2015
  • The Next Generation of Photovoltaics
    Dr. Brian Korgel, Director, Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics, UT Austin - August 14, 2015
  • Marine Corps Energy Innovation: Extending the Operational Reach of the Force
    Col. Jim Caley, USMC, Director, Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O) Headquarters, United States Marine Corps - August 7, 2015
  • Operational Energy: The Importance of Research in the Cohort Process
    Capt. Jeffrey Maclay, USN, Director, Navy Energy Coordination Office (NAVSEA N45) - July 24, 2015
  • OMEGA: A life-support system for spaceship earth
    Dr. Jonathan Trent, OMEGA Project Scientist, Bioengineering Branch, NASA Ames Research Center - July 17, 2015
  • Diplomacy on the Edge: Technical and Policy Engagement in the World’s Energy Frontiers
    Mr. Paul Hueper, Director, Office of Energy Programs, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State - June 12, 2015
  • New Technologies for Modernizing the Electric Grid for the 21st Century
    Dr. Merwin Brown, Co-Director of Electric Grid Research (EGR) for the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE), University of California - May 29, 2015
  • Do We Need to Go to War for Oil?
    Dr. David Henderson, Associate Professor of Economics, Naval Postgraduate School - May 15, 2015
  • The Oil Industry: Energy for the 21st Century
    Mr. Leo Paulo, Aera Energy LLC - May 1, 2015
  • Assessing and Improving the Resilience of Operational Energy and Critical Infrastructure Systems
    Dr. David Alderson, Associate Professor Operations Research Department, Naval Postgraduate School - April 17, 2015
  • Energy for the Warfighter: The DoD Operational Energy Strategy
    Mr. Sam Clements, Deputy Director of Mission Assurance in the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment - April 10, 2015
  • Minimizing Fuel Use at Forward Operating Bases
    Dr. Alexandra Newman, Mechanical Engineering Department, Colorado School of Mines - March 6, 2015
  • Causes and Consequences of the Oil Price Decline
    Dr. Robert Looney, Professor, National Security Affairs Department, Naval Postgraduate School - February 20, 2015
  • The Real Reasons We Must Have a Smart Grid for the 21st Century 
    Dr. Merwin Brown, Co-Director, Electric Grid Research California Institute for Energy and Environment, University of California - February 6, 2015
  • An Overview of Recent and Ongoing Studies at NPS Linking Operational Effectiveness and Energy Efficiency for USMC
    Dr. Gene Paulo, Associate Professor of Systems Engineering in the Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the Naval Postgraduate School - January 30, 2015
  • Energy Synchronization: Adapting the Global Fuel Supply Chain to Enhance Warfighter Capabilities
    Brig. Gen. Mark M. McLeod, Commander, Defense Logistics Agency Energy - January 23, 2015
  • PG&E Revenue Decoupling
    Bruce Smith, Chief Regulatory Analyst in the Regulatory Proceedings and Rates Department of Pacific Gas and Electric Company - January 9, 2015

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Energy Academic Group
Quarters D Bldg 281
Monterey, CA 93943
(831) 656-1879
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