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Mechanical engineering professor Josiah Knight, standing, with neuroscientists Angel Peterchev and Stefan Goetz on right. The team’s new battery and power conversion system will be the heart of this student-built vehicle for the Shell Eco-Marathon.

August 25, 2017

Energy Initiative-Supported Project Connects Brain Science with Electric Cars

Electronics developed for deep brain stimulation useful for electric vehicles too

The SMIF Undergraduate User Program provides Duke students with hands-on experience working with specialized equipment for fabrication, characterization, and imaging of micro- and nanoscale objects.

August 21, 2017

Duke Undergrads Explore Nanoscience Research

A unique program gives Duke undergraduates hands-on experience working with specialized equipment for fabrication, characterization, and imaging of micro- and nanoscale objects.

Duke undergraduates Ankit Rastogi (L) and Zui Dighe (R), the North American finalists in Schneider Electric's 2017 Go Green in the City case competition, will head to Paris in October for the international finals.

August 09, 2017

Student Team’s Success in Energy Case Competition is Powered By the Unique Duke Experience

A Duke University undergraduate team has taken top honors in the North American division of Schneider Electric’s 2017 Go Green in the City case competition

DEI seed grants

May 02, 2017

Energy Initiative Awards Seven New Seed Grants

Total external awards for previous projects have tripled the seed funding investment

May 02, 2017

Duke Electric Vehicle Takes First Place at Shell Eco-Marathon Americas 2017

High-efficiency car built by students posted electric equivalent of nearly 10,000 mpg

April 19, 2017

Duke Students Spend Spring Break Installing Solar Panels in Fresno

Fresno isn't the most obvious spring break destination, but it's where seven Duke students chose to spend their vacation this March. The team took part in Solar Spring Break, a program that engages university students in installing no-cost solar for low-income families. Duke students captured their [...]

April 06, 2017

Gold-Plated Crystals Set New Standard for Natural Gas Detectors

New metamaterials-based technology could replace infrared sensors used for gas leaks, agriculture and recycling

From the Left to Right - Casey Collins, Energy Manager FMD, Anuj Thakkar, Initiative Lead, Abhishek Bathula, Energy Engineer FMD

April 05, 2017

Lighting Up Energy Savings

Duke Engineering student's bright idea could save university millions

February 13, 2017

Duke Joins Peer Universities in Filing Legal Brief Opposing White House Immigration Order

This article first appeared in Duke Today. Duke on Monday joined 16 other universities in filing an amicus brief opposing the Trump administration’s immigration order. Each of the 17 universities “has a global mission, and each derives immeasurable benefit from the contributions of diverse [...]

January 30, 2017

Message from the Duke President and Provost on Federal Immigration Restrictions

This message originally appeared on Duke Today. Dear Colleagues, The new restrictions on immigration to the United States by residents of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen that were announced on Friday by President Trump are both confusing and disturbing.  We want to assure you [...]

smart meters

September 21, 2016

Making Smart Meters Smarter

Duke engineers seek energy insights by reading a building's electrical signatures

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