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Lincoln F. Pratson

Gendell Family Professor of Energy and Environment
Earth and Climate Sciences

Overview


Lincoln Pratson is a professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment's Division of Earth & Ocean Sciences. He has been Chair of EOS, Director of the Duke University Energy Hub, Associate Director of the Gendell Center for Engineering, Energy & the Environment at Duke, served on the Executive Committee for the Research Triangle Energy Consortium (https://www.rtec-rtp.org/), and was a co-founder & co-director of the Sustainable Energy Fellowship (http://www.teachenergy.org/). Pratson is a geologist/geophysicist by training. He has consulted for major oil companies and helped co-found an energy service company that provides state-of-the-art gravity data used to explore for offshore oil and gas reserves. Pratson co-leads a research group at Duke on energy systems. The research has been supported by the DOE, DoD and private industry. Working with students, Pratson is conducting research into carbon capture and storage, integrating different forms of energy storage and renewable energy generation into the electricity industry operations, assessing current and future water use in thermo-electric power generation, and evaluating future demand for and supplies of energy resources.

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Gendell Family Professor of Energy and Environment · 2017 - Present Earth and Climate Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment
Professor of Energy and Environment · 2009 - Present Earth and Climate Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment

Education, Training & Certifications


Columbia University · 1993 Ph.D.
Columbia University · 1992 M.Phil.
The University of Rhode Island · 1987 M.S.
Trinity University · 1983 B.S.