Research

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

Research Faculty

Volker Blum

Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

April S. Brown

John Cocke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt , Jr. School of Engineering

Stefano Curtarolo

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Olivier Delaire

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Jeffrey Glass

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sara Haravifard

William M. Fairbank Assistant Professor of Physics

Nico Hotz

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

Jie Liu

George Barth Geller Professor of Chemistry in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

David Mitzi

Simon Family Professor

Adrienne Stiff-Roberts

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Michael J. Therien

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Chemistry in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Jesko Von Windheim

Professor of the Practice in Environmental Entrepreneurship

Mark Wiesner

James B. Duke Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Benjamin J. Wiley

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Stefan Zauscher

Sternberg Family Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science