Alex Klonick, a second-year Master of Environmental Management student at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, has been selected to take part in the OneEnergy Scholars Program, a prestigious nationwide program designed to help graduate students with a demonstrated interest in renewable energy establish careers in the field.
Avner Vengosh, professor of geochemistry and water quality at Duke University, has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to evaluate the potential human health impacts and sustainability of using produced water from oilfields to irrigate crops. The study stems from work supported by a $40,000 grant from Duke's Energy Research Seed Fund.
Duke researcher Guglielmo Scovazzi (Pratt School of Engineering) has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The recognition is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Scovazzi was nominated for the award by the U.S. Department of Energy. Scovazzi’s computational mechanics research has applications in the fields of aerospace, mechanical, biomedical and petroleum engineering.
Duke University biomedical engineers have used computers to “evolve” more effective patterns of electric shocks delivered deep within the brain to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms.The new energy-saving patterns could reduce the number of battery replacement surgeries needed during a patient’s lifetime and lead to patterns tailored to treat specific symptoms.
The global spread of green technologies must quicken significantly to avoid future rebounds in greenhouse gas emissions, a new Duke University study shows.
Each year, Forbes staffers conduct an exhaustive national search for young energy innovators—then ask sector experts to select finalists from the shortlist. David Freed (E'10) and Mike McGroddy (E'09, E'11) are among the "30 under 30 in Energy" for 2017.
New Pratt School of Engineering faculty member Yiran Chen's research areas include power-saving techniques for mobile devices.
This E & E News article cites a recent paper released by researchers Etan Gumerman, Michelle Bergin, Jesse Way, Julie DeMeester and Kerri Metz of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke: "The challenge of decarbonizing the U.S. power sector: Encouraging innovation and aligning stakeholder interests."
David Smith, the James B. Duke Professor and chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering, was recognized for his research on metamaterials and their potential applications.
Duke’s greenhouse gas inventory has seen a 23 percent decline in overall emissions from its 2007 baseline, according to the latest campus progress report from Sustainable Duke. The annual report tracks Duke’s effort to become carbon neutral by 2024, as well as key sustainability accomplishments in infrastructure projects, campus operations, education and engagement and carbon offsets.
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