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Activities - Energy Research Consulting


Read and watch the items below to learn more about our extracurricular activities which primarily support STEM education and human capacity development.

The Role of Innovation in the Sustainability of Oil & Gas Sector

April 2020

The CEO of Energy Research Consulting gave a guest lecture to business students of Strategic Management of Energy Innovation at the Witwatersrand University Business School in South Africa. She spoke about the role that innovation plays in the sustainability of the oil and gas industry. Watch the lecture below.


Chemical Engineering and the Energy Sector

December 2019

Dr. Quinta at DAUSTThe CEO of Energy Research Consulting visited DAUST University in Senegal (one of our projects) and spoke with the students about what chemical engineers do in the energy sector. 



Innovation in Oil & Gas

October 2019

oil and gas innovationEnergy Research Consulting presented to executives from the Kuwait Oil Company on the latest innovation trends in oil & gas in the US. Our CEO also signed copies of her book, A Practical Guide to Oil & Gas Resource Characterization for Geologists and Reservoir Engineers



Involving local companies in development

October 2019

Energy Research Consulting attended “A Conversation with MCC CEO, Sean Cairncross,” hosted by the Center for Global Development. We asked him if he and MCC would consider making development projects more sustainable by making it mandatory for their implementers to involve local companies. This would allow local companies to build a track record of working on large scale projects and increase human capacity. Listen to his response in the clip below.

Mentorship, Career Goals and Seizing Opportunities

October 2019

Listen to our CEO’s thoughts on science career transitions and mentorship on the When Science Speaks podcast with Mark Bayer

when science speaks






Energy Sustainability Webinar

September 2019

Our CEO gave a webinar on “the role of energy in sustainable development” to Forum 2100 which focuses on business and energy. Watch the webinar here.


Global Entrepreneurship Summit, The Hague

June 2019

Global Entrepreneurship SummitEnergy Research Consulting attended the The Global Entrepreneurship Summit GES 2019 #GES2019 in The Hague on June 3-5, 2019. Meeting entrepreneurs from all over the world working to solve issues in energy, water, health, education, connectivity, etc was very inspiring. Let’s go change the world!





Career talk to chemical engineering students at Georgia Tech

April 2019

GA Tech ChBE Career TalkI had an amazing time yesterday, speaking to the Chemical Engineering graduate and undergraduate students at my grad school alma mater, Georgia Institute of Technology. I shared my career journey and emphasized government and policy making/implementation as a potential career path for chemical engineers. Thanks for hosting me!



Friendship Charter Schools STEM Fair

February 2018

Friendship STEM FairBecause of how strongly Energy Research Consulting believes in STEM education, our CEO spent the morning of Saturday February 24th judging a STEM Fair at Friendship Annual Districtwide STEM Fair in Washington DC. The creativity of the students blew us away. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of this special event!





DAUST Freshman Seminar

February 2018

DAUST Freshman SeminarOn Thursday, February 8, 2018, DAUST hosted Dr. Quinta Nwanosike Warren, P.E., a chemical engineer with experience in energy and sustainability, who spoke with our students about the following topic: «The Energy-Water Nexus: The Role Engineers Can Play. » She worked for ConocoPhillips for 6 years on CO2 capture research, and as a reservoir engineer for heavy oil and tight gas assets. Dr. Warren currently works with the US Department of Energy as a AAAS Fellow, learning about and contributing to domestic and international policy around power generation. She holds a PhD in Chemical & Biomolecular engineering from Georgia Tech, and a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Penn State. Dr. Warren owns a consulting company called Engineering Research Consulting (, which focuses on issues related to energy, sustainability, and process design/optimization. She is part of a group that started the STEM-focused Dakar American University of Science and Technology ( in Senegal. She recently published a textbook titled “A Practical Guide to Oil & Gas Resource Characterization for Geologists and Reservoir Engineers.”