SAVE THE DATE: November 9 - 12, 2020

Thank you for your participation in Energy Week 2019!

Join us for Duke University Energy Week

The 5th annual Energy Week at Duke University gathers over 1,000 energy minded students, faculty, and professionals for a series of educational and collaborative student planned events. Highlights include the Duke University Energy Conference and the Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition, in addition to career chats, showcases, and the Energy Mix social. Throughout the week, participants learn from industry leaders and engage in interdisciplinary conversations about emerging trends in the energy sector. 

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President, Technology Ventures at Chevron

Barbara Burger, PhD., is president of Chevron Technology Ventures

(CTV). CTV addresses Chevron’s business needs through the identification and integration of innovative externally-developed technologies that strengthen Chevron’s business now and in the future.


Burger joined Chevron in 1987 as a research chemist and has held a number of management positions across International Marketing, Chemicals, Technology Marketing and Lubricants. During her time in Lubricants, she held the positions of vice president of Base Oils; vice president of Europe, Africa, Middle East, based in London; vice president of Global Supply Chain and vice president of Supply Chain and Base Oils.


An active alumna of the University of Rochester, Burger joined the University of Rochester Board of Trustees in 2015 and is a member of the university’s River Campus Libraries National Council and the George Eastman Circle, the university’s leadership annual giving society. In 2012, she established the Barbara J. Burger Endowed Scholarship in the Sciences to support students pursuing degrees in the natural sciences. In 2015, she founded the Barbara J. Burger iZone, a center where students go to generate, refine, and communicate ideas for social, cultural, community, and economic impact.

Among her many civic and industry affiliations, Burger serves as governing director and vice chair for Houston Exponential and is a governing board director, member of the Executive Committee and chair of the Finance Committee of the Houston Symphony Society.

She is also a member of Houston’s Committee of Foreign Relations. Beyond Houston she serves on the leadership counsel for Cyclotron Road, the external advisory council for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the governing board of the MIT Energy Initiative and is a member of the MIT Visiting Committee. She was recently appointed to the Board of Oil and Gas Climate Initiative Climate Investment LLP.


Burger holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Rochester, a doctoral degree in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and an academic honor MBA in finance from the University of California, Berkeley.



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