Claudia Gunsch was named Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement, providing leadership in Duke University's efforts to ensure an inclusive and respectful environment where faculty, students, and staff can thrive and excel.
Marc Deshusses received an Incubation Fund Award from Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, providing $60,000 of support for further development of Stirling Solar Energy Generating System (S2EGS). This low-cost, renewable energy solution aims to generate and store energy by coupling a Stirling Engine with concentrated solar collectors and hot water storage.
Mike Bergin was named a Bass Fellow in recognition of his excellence in research and undergraduate education.
Michael Valerino, a PhD student in the Bergin lab, was awarded the 2021 Clean Energy Prize from the Duke University Energy Initiative and Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. The $10K award will support Michael as he leads a team to develop an interactive, data-driven platform that aims to reduce the $10 billion in solar energy losses sustained annually, owed to dust accumulations on solar panels.
Graduate Student Honors: Senol Utku Annual Awards
This competition recognizes graduate students and their faculty advisors for intellectual excellence, creativity and quality of papers published in peer-reviewed journals.