Posted On: Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 - 4:31 pm

California's dual challenge is to undertake an energy transition while also creating a system resilient enough to withstand the initial symptoms of climate change, says Energy Initiative director & Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke professor Brian Murray.
 

Posted On: Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 - 12:41 pm

New analysis of satellite images by graduate students Megan Ossmann and Alexander Yoshizumi (both MEM'19) show how the risks related to strip mining and climate change are spread broadly across West Virginia. Their imagery, overlaid with US Army Corps data, shows areas surrounding heavily stripped mines forecasting significant increases in stream flows.

Posted On: Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 - 3:16 pm

How can we use machine learning & data analysis tools to make energy systems more accessible, affordable, reliable, & clean? Dr. Kyle Bradbury (managing director of our Energy Data Analytics Lab) involves students in his research via Duke's unique Data+ & Bass Connections programs.

Posted On: Monday, Nov 18, 2019 - 12:00 am

Daniel Scolnic, assistant professor of physics at Duke, was recognized with the Packard Fellowship. A fascination with space drew him to an undergraduate research lab initially and he finds himself still interested in the topic today. He hopes to create a cosmic "growth chart of the universe," including dark energy. Scolnic specializes in the dissection of dark energy, and he intends to track its movement. 

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Posted On: Friday, Nov 15, 2019 - 1:16 pm

The fourth annual Energy Week at Duke (Nov. 4-7, 2019) explored emerging trends in the energy sector. Highlights included the full-day Duke University Energy Conference and the Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition. Energy Week 2019 also featured a film screening, career events, research poster presentation, workshops, innovation showcase, and more!

Posted On: Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 - 12:00 am

A dozen student teams came to Duke University on November 5th for the finals of the Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition to pitch solutions to one of the biggest energy challenges faced in Nigeria—poor reliability in urban areas. Now in its seventh year, the competition is sponsored by the Duke Energy Access Project and marks one of the highlights of Energy Week at Duke.
 

Posted On: Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 - 12:00 am

Students gained knowledge of carbon trading with Josh Margolis (T'81) of the Environmental Defense Fund. This article speaks on the ins-and-outs that students had to learn while playing the game. The Carbon Simulation Game Night was co-sponsored by the Duke University Energy Initiative, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and Fuqua’s Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE).

Posted On: Monday, Nov 11, 2019 - 12:00 am

Missy Cummings is a professor at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering as well as director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory and Duke Robotics. Listen as she discusses her time in the Navy (as one of their first female pilots) and her thoughts on autonomous vehicle testing and levels of autonomy in vehicles.

Posted On: Monday, Nov 11, 2019 - 12:00 am

Duke physics professor Haiyan Gao and her colleagues developed a more precise method for measuring the size of protons and reconciled a decades-old discrepancy over the width of a proton. Their findings will have wide-ranging impacts in the physics field.

Posted On: Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 - 2:15 pm

Charles Dunlap, a professor of Duke Law, was quoted by NPR concerning the policy change around the Trump administration's mission in Syria. Some U.S. forces are now tasked with a new mission: securing the oil fields of southeastern Syria. Some legal experts say exploiting the oil could amount to "pillaging." The area holds nearly three-quarters of Syria's oil and gas reserves.