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Energy Materials

Duke has built an active interdisciplinary research community committed to research into new energy materials aimed at providing clean, sustainable and abundant energy for humanity.

Our approach to the development of energy materials solutions is to couple basic chemistry and materials design into high-performance prototypes of new devices and applications.

A community committed to research into new energy materials aimed at providing clean, sustainable and abundant energy for humanity

Ongoing interests include research into the design of targeted compounds for energy application, high-performance photovoltaic and optoelectronic devices and superconductivity.

Current research includes pioneering efforts in hybrid, organic-inorganic perovskites–one of the most exciting directions in prospective low-cost high-performance photovoltaic materials and LED devices.


Centers and Laboratories


Faculty

David Beratan

David N. Beratan

R.J. Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Volker Blum

Volker Blum

Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Stefano Curtarolo

Stefano Curtarolo

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Olivier Delaire

Olivier Delaire

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Gleb Finkelstein

Gleb Finkelstein

Professor of Physics

Aaron Franklin

Aaron D. Franklin

Addy Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jeffrey Glass

Jeffrey Glass

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Nico Hotz

Nico Hotz

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Po-Chun Hsu

Po-Chun Hsu

Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Heileen Hsu-Kim

Heileen Hsu-Kim

Sternberg Family Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jie Liu

Jie Liu

George Barth Geller Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

David Mitzi

David Mitzi

Simon Family Distinguished Professor

Willie Padilla

Willie John Padilla

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Adrienne Stiff-Roberts

Adrienne Stiff-Roberts

Jeffrey N. Vinik Professor

Stephen Teitsworth

Stephen W. Teitsworth

Associate Professor of Physics

Michael Therien

Michael J. Therien

William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Tuan Vo-Dinh

Tuan Vo-Dinh

R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Jesko Von Windheim

Jesko Von Windheim

Professor of the Practice in Environmental Entrepreneurship

Mark Wiesner

Mark Wiesner

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering