Research News

September 21, 2017

Christine Payne: Investigating Interactions between Cells and Engineered Materials

New faculty member Christine Payne studies the complex ways cells interact with engineered materials, from nanoparticles in the environment to electrically active polymers

Michael Rubinstein joins Duke from UNC

September 21, 2017

Michael Rubinstein: A Collaborative Approach to Soft-Matter Engineering and Science

New faculty member Michael Rubinstein creates polymeric models to bridge scientific disciplines and advance soft-matter research.

MEMS Chair Ken Gall founded Vertera Spine during his time at Georgia Tech

September 18, 2017

Duke-Georgia Tech Spinal Implant Start-Up Acquired by NuVasive

The start-up founded by MEMS Chair Ken Gall pioneered a novel porous PEEK technology

 Pappu Lab)

September 07, 2017

Pushing Science and Engineering to Create New Soft Materials

Engineering team part of prestigious NSF initiative

Catherine Brinson

August 25, 2017

Catherine Brinson: Finding Hard Answers for Soft Matter

New faculty member Catherine Brinson is developing tools and conducting basic research that will provide a springboard for the field of soft matter

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.

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