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Spring 2018

The Solar Energy Research Group and Energy Systems Research Group welcome Kyle Weideman and Zewei Chen respectively

Fall 2017

Prof. Rakesh Agrawal received the Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research during the 2017 AIChE National Meeting.

Swapnil Deshmukh, Zheyu Jiang, Radhakrishna Tumbalamgooty, Taufik Ridha, and Parham Mobed presented their works during the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting

Swapnil Deshmukh is recognized at the Chemical Engineering GSO Graduate Research Symposium for Best Poster in the Materials and Nanotechnology Category

Prof. Rakesh Agrawal gives the prestigious Denckwerts Memorial Lecture titled “Challenges and Opportunities for Chemical Engineering in an Emerging Solar Economy” at the 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Barcelona, Spain (October 2017).

Spring 2017

Swapnil Deshmukh and Ryan Ellis attend the Hands on Photovoltaic Experience (HOPE) educational conference and present their work on solution processed CIGSSe

Scott McClary and Joseph Andler’s paper titled, “Solution-Processed Copper Arsenic Sulfide Thin Films for Photovoltaic Applications” is published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry C


2017 AIChE National Meeting

Modeling Group members Zheyu Jiang, Taufik Ridha, and Radhakrishna Tumbalamgooty with group alumnis Emre Gencer, Chuck Hages, Gautham Ramapriya, Dharik Mallapragada, and Nathan Carter.

2017 Hands on Photovoltaic Experience

Solar Group members Swapnil Deshmukh and Ryan Ellis attend NREL’s Hand’s on Photovoltaic Experience (HOPE)


Duke Energy Academy 2017

July 18, 2016

Emre Defense

Duke Energy Academy 2016




(Left to right | Mark Koeper, Taufik Ridha, Xin Zhao, Swapnil Deshmukh, Cassie Campbell, Radhakrishna Tumbalam Gooty, Emre Gencer, Gautham Madenoor Ramapriya, Robert Boyne, Joseph Andler,Caleb Miskin, Steve Mcleod, Essam AlRuqobah, Brian Graeser, Yiru Li, Ryan Ellis, Ming, Prof. Rakesh Agrawal)