News

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

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

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

August 29, 2016

Distinguishing Solar Panels from Swimming Pools

Duke students and researchers are using deep learning to autonomously spot solar panels from the sky

June 22, 2016

Duke Smart Home Gears Up for Year of Innovative Energy Storage Projects

The Duke Smart Home Program is looking forward to a year focused on developing and carrying out a variety of energy storage projects. The organization—which includes the Home Depot Smart Home, a live-in research laboratory operated by the Pratt School of Engineering—strives to utilize methods of [...]

May 16, 2016

Duke Engineering Celebrates Class of 2016

Duke University awarded 515 degrees to undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, in a weekend of commencement exercises that began with diploma ceremonies for professional masters degree students, continued with a university-wide ceremony at Wallace Wade [...]

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