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Fall 2018

Solar Energy Group member Ryan Ellis’ abstract titled, “Ligand Exchange of Copper Indium Gallium Sulfide Nanoparticles for Minimization of Carbonaceous Impurities in High Efficiency Solution Processed Photovoltaics,” is accepted for an oral presentation at the 2018 Fall MRS Conference

Solar Energy Research Group member Scott McClary is recognized at the Chemical Engineering GSO Graduate Research Symposium for best overall talk

Solar Energy Research Group members David Rokke and Kyle Weidman are recognized at the Chemical Engineering GSO Graduate Research Symposium for Best Poster in the Energy and Process Intensification

Summer 2018

Group members David Rokke, Scott McClary, Radhakrishna¬†Tumbalam Gooty, Yiru Li, Zheyu Jiang and Tony Matthew’s submissions to the 2018 AIChE Conference are accepted for oral presentations

Prof. Rakesh Agrawal delivered a plenary lecture titled “Energy Systems Engineering for an Emerging Solar Economy” at the 13th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering (PSE) 2018.

Radhakrishna Tumbalam Gooty and Yiru Li presented their research at PSE 2018

Congratulations to Zheyu Jiang for receiving the 2018 AIChE Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award

Congratulations to Radhakrishna Tumbalam Gooty for receiving PSE 2018 Young Researcher Award

Spring 2018

Professor Rakesh Agrawal and the NSF NRT research project are featured in an article by Forbes

Congratulations to Solar Energy Research group alumni Charles (Chuck) Hages for accepting a faculty position at the University of Florida


Group Members Scott McClary, David Rokke, and Kyle Weidman Receive Awards at the 2018 Chemical Engineering GSO Symposium

Kyle Weidman (center) and David Rokke (right) receive the best poster award in the Energy and Process Intensification Category

Scott McClary (center) receives the best overall oral presentation award

Modeling Group Lunch (July 16, 2018)

Modeling Group Dinner (January 13, 2018)

Modeling Group members: Taufik Ridha, Zheyu Jiang, Zewei Chen, Yiru Li, Radhakrishna Tumbalam Gooty and Tony Mathew.

Team Building Activity: Escape Room (November 12, 2017)

Modeling Group members: Radhakrishna Tumbalam Gooty, Taufik Ridha, Zheyu Jiang, Jose Adrian, Tony Mathew and Yiru Li

2017 AIChE National Meeting

Modeling Group members Zheyu Jiang, Taufik Ridha, and Radhakrishna Tumbalam Gooty with group alumni 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)