TCU Energy Institute

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The TCU Energy Institute, part of the College of Science & Engineering, is located on the first floor of Rees-Jones Hall, Suite 105, on the campus of Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas.

A brief history: The rapid and unexpected discovery of domestic oil and gas – particularly in Texas – has led to unique opportunities within the state’s energy industry over the past few decades. As a proactive response to these opportunities, TCU created the Energy Institute. Since 2007, the TCU Energy Institute has promoted energy research and knowledge about the energy industry, energy management, and energy-related technology through an integrated approach, providing a unique opportunity for students, faculty, professionals, and industry partners to examine the future of energy resources. This new energy program was established by a generous endowment from Mary Ralph Lowe, which she named in honor of her late father, Ralph E. Lowe, a successful independent oil and gas operator, as well as by the generosity of numerous additional donors.

Congratulations to these energy leaders: Hunter Enis wins the 2019 TCU Valuable Alumni Leadership Award, and Mary Ralph Lowe wins prestigious Royal Purple Leadership Award at TCU’s recent awards presentation on campus on April 26th. For more information, check out our Facebook page:

For inquiries about the program, contact. Dr. Ed Ireland, Director of Energy Education, at

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Kenneth W. Davis Jr. Leaders in Energy Speaker Series: Amy Myers Jaffe

October 22, 2019
Guest Speaker: Amy Myers Jaffe, energy consultant and leading expert on the geopolitics of oil, energy, security and risk, and an influential thought leader on global energy policy and sustainability. Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations, former Director of the Energy Forum and Fellow in Energy Studies, Institute on Public Policy, Rice University.



TCU Energy Institute Advisory Board Meeting

October 22, 2019
Contact Dr. Richard Denne, Director of the TCU Energy Institute, with inquiries, at



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