Congratulations to the 2019 Research Poster Presentation Winners!

1st prize I $3000 – Kwaku Jyamfi, Carnegie Mellon University

2nd prize I $1500 – Tanouir Aloui, Duke University

3rd prize I $1000 – Jun Shepard, Duke University

Best Undergrad Poster I $500 – Griffin Crail-Steinbaker, Eastern Carolina University

The Pratt MEMP Energy Club was pleased to invite students (undergrads, masters, and PhDs welcome!), faculty, and professionals to present their energy-related research during a poster session at lunch (12:15 - 1:30 pm) during the Duke University Energy Conference on November 6, 2019, at the Fuqua School of Business. The energy topics were from several disciplinary perspectives, including technology, policy, finance, and more.


Registration is now closed. Please check in soon to submit research for Fall 2020!


Prizes will be awarded to the top three posters. There will also be a special award for the best undergraduate poster. Undergraduates are still eligible to win the first three prizes. For reference, last year's prizes are below: 

2019 Research Poster Presentation Prizes ​

1st Place: $3000​

2nd Place: $1500​

3rd Place: $1000​

Best Undergraduate: $500

The top 25 teams/individuals will be given an opportunity to present during the conference. Selection of the teams is on a rolling basis - so the earlier you apply, the better! The final deadline for applications will be announced soon.

Poster Presentation Guidelines

  • Maximum poster size is 48x36 inches. Display boards of 48x36 inches and 40x30 inches will be available.

  • Posters should be printed using appropriate means.

  • Titles should be at least 2 inches high. Use appropriate font styles.

  • Words should be large enough to read from several feet away, but do not use all caps. The body type font should be at least 18 point, if possible. 

  • Text, figures, and headings should be tastefully arranged.  White space should be used appropriately.

  • Easels and board will be provided and students will be assigned to a specific easel. Please check-in at the registration table to find out your easel and board assignment.

There is no participation fee. Lunch is provided.

Posters Presented at RPP'18:

  • Automating Electricity Access Prediction Using Satellite Imagery

  • Sustaining Bioenergy: policy incentives to ensure woody biomass reforestation.

  • Automated Electroluminescence Imaging of Solar Cells

  • A Hermetically Sealed Magnetic Gearbox Design for Marine Hydrokinetic Energy Conversion

  • Financial analysis of EV fast-charging stations: A case study in San Diego, California

  • Development of a low-cost real-time grid monitoring equipment

  • Simulations of the effect of shear flow on Ocean Current Turbines

  • Carbon Mitigation Potential of Grid-Scale Energy Storage Systems for Peak Load Shifting

  • Developing and optimizing efficiency of a hybrid hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

  • Modeling Renewable Microgrids in South Africa

  • Simulated performance of a photovoltaic thermal systems for polygeneration in Charlotte


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