Recent News

Betul & Jiwoo present their solution processing work during Duke's Energy Week

November 5, 2018

As a part of Duke's Energy Week, Betul and Jiwoo presented their work on solution processing of CBTS absorbers for solar and photoelectrochemical cells at the [...]

Supercomputer Predicts Optical and Thermal Properties of Complex Hybrid Materials

October 8, 2018

Computational models of layered hybrid perovskites open new material design space for light-based applications such as LEDs and water purification


RTNN awards Maryam their 2018 Collaborative Research Award & Maxine the Student Outreach Awards

September 27, 2018

The RTNN is pleased to announce its outstanding 2018 award recipients. The awardees were all honored at a dinner reception.

Qiwei successfully defends his PhD thesis!

August 22, 2018

Qiwei Han, who is a joint student in the Jie Liu research group, successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled “Additive Engineering for High-Performance Perovskite Photovoltaics.”

Duke Engineers Join National Center on Emerging Energy Materials

August 21, 2018

Three Duke faculty members will work to develop new hybrid organic-inorganic semiconductors for novel energy applications

Newly expanded Energy Research Seed Fund awards 8 grants to Duke faculty members

April 26, 2018

Research projects that explore advances in energy materials, novel perspectives on resilience and sustainability, and energy storage solutions will receive funding in 2018 from the Duke University Energy Initiative’s  [...]

Mitzi Elected to Materials Research Society Fellows

February 10, 2018

David Mitzi, Simon Family Professor with faculty appointments in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and in the Department of Chemistry, has been elected to the 2018 class of [...]

Laser Evaporation Technology to Create New Solar Materials

January 3, 2018

Materials scientists at Duke University have developed a method to create hybrid thin-film materials that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to make. The technique could be the gateway to new generations of solar cells, light-emitting diodes and photodetectors.

Energy Initiative Awards Seven New Seed Grants

April 28, 2017

Research projects that explore new possibilities for energy storage, reliability, and sustainable development will receive funding in 2017 from the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund.

Bringing a Lot of Energy to Research

May 6, 2015

The Duke Energy Initiative‘s annual research collaboration workshop on May 5 was an update on how the campus-wide alliance of more than 130 faculty has been pursuing its goals of making energy  “accessible, affordable, reliable and clean.” In short, they’ve [...]

Mitzi Awarded SunShot Initiative Funding to Improve Thin-Film Solar Cell Materials

October 23, 2014

David Mitzi, a professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke University, has been awarded a four-year, $1.3 million cooperative award from the U.S.

David Mitzi: Harvesting More of the Sun’s Shine

August 18, 2014

David Mitzi, an expert in developing new materials for solar cell and other energy applications, has joined the mechanical engineering and materials science department in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering.