Lincoln F. Pratson
Lincoln F. Pratson
Gendell Family Professor of Energy and the Environment
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.
In The News
Henry, CL, and Pratson, LF. "Differentiating the Effects of Climate Change-Induced Temperature and Streamflow Changes on the Vulnerability of Once-Through Thermoelectric Power Plants." Environmental Science & Technology 53, no. 7 (April 2019): 3969-3976.
Henry, CL, and Pratson, LF. "Response to Comment on "Effects of Environmental Temperature Change on the Efficiency of Coal- and Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants"." Environmental Science & Technology 51, no. 9 (May 2017): 5345-5346. (Letter)
Pratson, LF, Stroujkova, A, Herrick, D, Boadu, F, and Malin, P. "Predicting seismic velocity and other rock properties from clay content only." Geophysics 68, no. 6 (January 1, 2017): 1847-1856.
Henry, CL, and Pratson, LF. "Effects of Environmental Temperature Change on the Efficiency of Coal- and Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants." Environmental Science & Technology 50, no. 17 (September 2016): 9764-9772.
Alqahtani, BJ, Holt, KM, Patiño-Echeverri, D, and Pratson, L. "Residential Solar PV Systems in the Carolinas: Opportunities and Outcomes." Environmental science & technology 50, no. 4 (February 2016): 2082-2091.
Assessing the International Risk to National Economies Posed by a Marine Chokepoint Shutdown awarded by Office of Naval Research
Biogas Utilization in North Carolina Opportunities and Impact Analysis awarded by Research Triangle Institute International
A Global Value Chain Analysis of Food Security and Food Staples for Major Energy-Exporting Nations awarded by U.S. Army Research, Development & Engineering Command
ENVIRON 231: Energy and the Environment (ENVIRON 231: Energy and the Environment)
EOS 792S: Microgrid Seminar (EOS 792S: Microgrid Seminar)
ENRGYENV 625: Energy, Markets and Innovation (ENRGYENV 625: Energy, Markets and Innovation)
ENERGY 711: Energy and Environment (ENERGY 711: Energy and Environment)
EOS 231: Energy and the Environment (EOS 231: Energy and the Environment)
area(s) of expertiseBusiness Energy Environmental Technology geology Geospatial Technologies Advisor: EOS Doctoral Program
Durham, NC 27708-0328
9 Circuit Drive, 3119 Grainger Hall
Durham, NC 27708
Ph.D., Columbia University (1993)
M.Phil., Columbia University (1992)
M.S., University Rhode Island (1987)
B.S., Trinity University (1983)