Research News

April 28, 2016

Tony Jun Huang: Developing Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies to Improve Health Care

New faculty member Tony Jun Huang brings a wide array of microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip technologies to Duke’s proven pipeline for developing biomedical devices.

March 29, 2016

Online International Collaboration Demonstrates Reliability of Quantum Simulations for Materials Design

Reproducibility does not come easily It's a corner stone of science: independent yet identical experiments should produce identical results. Only in this way can science identify ‘laws’, which lead to new insight and new technologies. However, several recent studies have pointed out that such [...]

March 25, 2016

Curtarolo Wins Humboldt Foundation's Bessel Research Prize

Stefano Curtarolo, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and director of the Center for Materials Genomics at Duke, has been named one of this year’s recipients of the Bessel Prize given by the Humboldt Foundation. The Bessel Prize is given to roughly 20 researchers each year [...]

March 04, 2016

Mitzi Named Inaugural Simon Professor

Materials scientist David Mitzi has been named the Simon Family Professor of Engineering at Duke University. Support for the new professorship comes from Susie Simon in honor of her late husband J. Stephen Simon (E’65), who was chair of the Board of Visitors for the Pratt School of Engineering and [...]

January 26, 2016

Cummings Named AIAA Fellow

Mary “Missy” Cummings, associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science specializing in robotics at Duke University, has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace [...]

December 07, 2015

Catching Cellular Impacts of Bubbles and Jets

Duke researchers have devised a way to take an in-depth look at a poorly understood phenomenon that commonly occurs in medical procedures using therapeutic ultrasound, such as shattering kidney stones, delivering drugs to cells, and, most recently, breaking the blood-brain barrier. When ultrasonic [...]

October 22, 2015

Olivier Delaire: Designing Thermoelectric Materials One Atom at a Time

Olivier Delaire, a scientist probing the atomic phenomena underlying the physical characteristics of materials, will join Duke University’s faculty in January 2016. After seven years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Tennessee-based research campus of the U.S. Department of Energy, [...]

September 29, 2015

Chaos Key for New Class of Materials

Researchers at Duke University and North Carolina State University have discovered a brand-new class of materials. When students learn about molecular structures, they’re shown crystals like salt, which resembles a 3-D checkerboard. Historically, most non-metal materials that scientists develop and [...]

August 27, 2015

Improving Energy Storage With a Cue From Nature

Materials melt faster when the lines of heat spread through the cold material like the branches of a tree -- and the melting rate can be steadily increased by allowing the tree architecture to freely evolve over time, researchers have discovered. The finding could help improve phase change energy [...]

August 25, 2015

Researchers Aim to Develop New Techniques for Creating High-Temperature Alloys

A new grant seeking to develop new techniques for creating high-temperature materials is taking advantage of Duke University’s expertise in computational materials genomics—the computer modeling of novel materials to identify which might have desirable properties. Led by NC State University, the [...]

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