We Engineer Pores for Energy / Climate / Health

Welcome to the Feng Group at Duke!


We are an interdisciplinary research team in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke. Our mission is to develop innovative materials and mechanisms to address pressing global challenges in energy, climate, and health.

The climate crisis is reshaping how we harvest, store, and consume energy globally. The Feng Group at Duke is dedicated to addressing grand challenges in energy, climate, health, and environmental sustainability by working at the intersection of materials, photo- and electrochemical, and polymer science and engineering. Our goal is to create innovative materials for capturing essential elements like carbon dioxide from air and sea, and to develop sustainable strategies for using these elements. Using renewable energy, we aim to create efficient methods to turn these molecules into valuable products. We will develop clean cooling techniques that aid in a fair transition to a net-zero carbon future, providing access to efficient, climate-friendly heat management. Additionally, we study bio-inspired materials and bio-interfaces, concentrating on their impact on cell health and the effects of greenhouse gases on biological systems. Explore our research projects here.

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Are you passionate about creating a cleaner and more sustainable world? Join us in our mission to make a difference. Learn more about our research projects, publications, and opportunities to collaborate by exploring our website.