Truman and Nellie Semans/Alex Brown & Sons Professor of Earth & Ocean Sciences (2011 - 2016)
Widely cited for his research and teaching on energy and energy systems, Dr. Pratson is director of the Nicholas School’s Energy & Environment Program as well as the Duke University Energy Hub. He co-leads a research group on carbon capture and storage. Working with students, he is conducting research into integrating different forms energy storage and renewable energy generation into the electricity delivery system, assessing current and future water use in thermo-electric power generation. In 2011, he was named a Leopold Leadership Fellow, a national honor awarded to outstanding, mid-career academic researchers in critically important environmental fields who engage in public outreach.