David Mitzi, the Simon Family Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science; Adrienne Stiff-Roberts, professor of electrical and computer engineering; and Volker Blum, associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, along with 13 researchers from other universities, have been selected to form the Center for Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Semiconductors for Energy. The group is a new Department of Energy initiative to study the potential of these semiconductors in sustainable energy and beyond.
EI Director Brian Murray and Duke researchers recently published a white paper with the Nicholas Institute on the relationship among policy design choices, carbon prices, & ambition. Full paper here.
Ryke Longest, director of the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic and environmental law professor, speaks with local news channel WXII12 on MVP Southgate extension.
New Duke faculty member Po-Chun Hsu designs materials at the nanoscale tailored to transmit, block and absorb thermal radiation. Part of a string of recent hires focusing on wearable technology, Hsu develops nanofabricated materials with tailored heat transmission properties for applications ranging from walking down the street to walking on Mars.
Four Duke students secured a contract to sell Indian-exported lemons to the Hult Prize CEO's restaurant, Falafel Ink, in Washington, D.C. The team presented their project—mPower—which aims to prevent food waste and boost farmer incomes, at the Hult Prize Accelerator in London.
Keeping Duke University running requires large amounts of water & energy. Database Analyst Wendy Lesesne keeps tabs on how much each building uses, spotting trends & abnormalities. Her work is crucial to Duke’s push toward more efficient use of resources.
Scientists at Duke, NC State & UC San Diego teamed up to create flexible wires that conduct current & change colors to indicate they’re about to reach the breaking point. Future uses could be wearable electronics, biomedical devices and soft robots.
Tim Profeta, director of Duke's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, shares his thoughts on the late John McCain's climate leadership and legacy within the Republican Party. Writing for The Conversation, Profeta recognizes McCain's willingness to tackle a politically risky issue within his party, and recognizes his dogged efforts to advance bipartisan climate legislation.
Jenna Weiner (MEM/MBA '19) reflects on how engaging with Fuqua's Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE) has strengthened her MBA experience and immersion in energy. Serving on the EDGE Student Council and engaging with industry leaders have been two major highlights.
In "Calling for an Energy Team of Rivals," Ericka Wilcher '94 weighs in on polarization and communication in the clean energy debate. She concludes: "I know it’s not popular these days, but the world’s energy dependence supersedes trends, politics and individual/corporate agendas. There is no room for absolutes."
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