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Four Groups of Duke Faculty Receive Collaboratory Grants for Research on Issues Affecting ...

Four Groups of Duke Faculty Receive Collaboratory Grants for Research on Issues Affecting North Carolina and Global Communities

Four groups led by Duke University faculty have been awarded Collaboratory grants for research into pressing local and global challenges. “From investigations in our own backyard into evaluating water safety and lessening the impact of evictions on child development, to research aimed at increasing solar energy efficiency and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases on […]

Graduate Network Catalyzes Research on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Graduate Network Catalyzes Research on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a mammoth undertaking that seeks to establish a “new Silk Road” linking China with over 60 countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Last spring, five Duke graduate students received a Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks (D-SIGN) grant to establish Riding the Belt and Road. The group aimed to […]

Meet the 2019-20 Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows

Meet the 2019-20 Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows

The Duke University Energy Initiative has selected its second cohort of Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows, which will include doctoral students in civil and environmental engineering, computer science, earth and ocean sciences, and electrical and computer engineering. Launched in 2018, the one-of-a-kind fellows program is designed to produce scholars with expertise in both data science and […]

Energy Research Seed Fund Awards Six Grants for 2019-2020

Energy Research Seed Fund Awards Six Grants for 2019-2020

Research projects that will explore connections between energy and health, improve the performance of renewable energy sources such as solar and thermoelectricity, and expand energy access through innovative and clean methods will receive funding in 2019 from the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund. The program will award six grants to projects involving […]

Can a Small Green Idea Provide Energy Access in Rural Nepal?

Can a Small Green Idea Provide Energy Access in Rural Nepal?

As Subhrendu Pattanayak and a group of researchers from Duke University navigate narrow catwalks high into the Annapurna mountain range in the Himalayas, they begin to understand first-hand the difficulties of establishing any set infrastructure in such difficult terrain. Gone are the paved roads of Pokhara, the Nepali city where they had begun their day, […]

Doctoral Scholars Preparing to Lead Emerging Field of Energy Data Analytics

Doctoral Scholars Preparing to Lead Emerging Field of Energy Data Analytics

The last decade has ushered in astounding growth in the amount of energy-related data, along with game-changing developments in machine learning and other innovative data science techniques. The result? Unprecedented opportunities to analyze and make better decisions about how we generate, transmit, and consume energy. At Duke University, a new program is pushing past traditional […]