FOR SETTING WORLD RECORDS:
Duke University undergraduate student and leader of the Pratt School Duke Electric Vehicles team, Shomik Verma helped build 2 high-efficiency vehicles that set Guinness World Records for the most fuel-efficient vehicle and most efficient electric vehicle.
Shomik also served as president of the Duke Energy Club, establishing new assistantships for students to do energy research with faculty. Other prestigious accolades include receiving a Goldwater Scholarship, Udall Scholarship, and Marshall Scholarship.
His future studies as a Marshall Scholar will focus on novel technologies to increase efficiency and reduce the cost of solar devices.