Research News

microbot origami

August 07, 2017

Microbot Origami Can Capture, Transport Single Cells

Microscopic cubes assembled and pre-programmed by magnetic fields capture and transport single cells

Zehra Parlak looks at her proof-of-principle point-of-care diagnostic device, the foundation of her startup company called Qatch

August 01, 2017

Startup Aims to “Qatch” Blood Coagulation Data

Platform could extend to detecting biomarkers for disease diagnosis

Ken Gall, chair of the department of mechanical engineering and materials science and co-founder of Vertera Spine

July 31, 2017

Vertera Spine Announces FDA Clearance of COALESCE™ porous PEEK Lumbar Interbody Fusion Device

Company co-founded by MEMS Chair Ken Gall announces clearance for a new biomedical spinal fusion device

A model system of a fungal spore and the water droplets that disperse them

July 26, 2017

Fungal Spores Harness Physics to Launch Themselves

Evolution has shaped fungal spores to aim and power their launch with merging water droplets

The participants at the annual Women in Aerospace Symposium

June 19, 2017

MEMS PhD Grad Selected for Women in Aerospace Symposium

PhD Grad Jing Li was one of 16 participants selected to present their research at the symposium.

One example of the sorts of 3-D crystalline structures included in a relaunch of Crystal Lattice Structures, a venerable online cookbook for chemists

June 02, 2017

D.I.Y. Crystal-Makers Get Refurbished Online Cookbook

Crystalline structures database provides recipes for non-expert "chefs" cooking up new materials

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

the robo-nurse, TRINA, in the Duke Robotics Lab

April 19, 2017

Robotics for a New Generation

Faculty-led event invites Duke community and high-school students to learn about rapidly advancing robotics research on campus.

Atomic view of element dispersion in new magnetic material

April 14, 2017

Computers Create Recipe for Two New Magnetic Materials

Supercomputer-generated recipes yield two new kinds of magnets

YouTube image for cooling droplets

April 03, 2017

Jumping Droplets Whisk Away Hotspots in Electronics

New technology adds a third dimension to cooling modern electronics

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