duke robotics submarine in water Featured

May 26, 2017

A Leviathan Lurking in the Foundry

Duke's first student Robosub in nearly a decade competes in an international competition

Yilun Zhou works with the team’s picking robot at the Amazon Picking Challenge in Leipzig, Germany.

May 25, 2017

Envisioning the Future of Robots

The Amazon Picking Challenge pits Pratt's finest against international professionals and the demands of tomorrow's industrial needs

A schematic of how TdT builds precise single strands of DNA

May 16, 2017

Oddball Enzyme Provides Easy Path to Synthetic Biomaterials

New recipe uses overlooked DNA builder to simplify production of synthetic biomaterials

Duke MEMS Newsletter

View archives

The MEMS e-newsletter is sent once per semester and provides a snapshot of our research, programs, people and events.

gear icon

2

major externally funded materials research centers (MRSEC and Materials Genomics)

trophy icon

Top 15

in U.S. mechanical engineering faculty research productivity -Academic Analytics 2015

flask icon

200%

increase in external research awards in past 5 years

id card icon

88%

of Duke MEMS students have a job or job offers before graduation