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September 21, 2022

Artificial Soft Surface Autonomously Mimics Shapes From Nature

Soft surface adapts and reshapes itself to match a wide array of objects and motions

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September 27, 2022

Harnessing Data for Materials Through Collaboration

Joint NRT Symposium Chicago 2022 saw aiM trainees and project leaders combine for a three-university collaborative event

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September 14, 2022

Expanding the STEM Pipeline’s Flow Rate in Durham

Students from Durham, NC, learn engineering fundamentals through two summer outreach programs at Duke

DMI/MEMS Seminar

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm 125 Hudson Hall

Presenter: Cherie R. Kagan (University of Pennsylvania)

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Popular Mechanics | September 14, 2022

Want to Build the Perfect Bonfire? All You Need Is a Little Bit of Math

Featuring Adrien Bejan

US Department of Energy | September 9, 2022

Uncovering the Atomic Mechanism Underpinning Heat Transport in Thermoelectric Materials

Featuring Olivier Delaire

Engineering and Technology | August 16, 2022

Lab-Made Gel That Outperforms Cartilage Paves Way for Next-Gen Knee Operations

Featuring Ken Gall

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NSF-funded training programs

AI for Materials Design, Tissue Engineering, and Surgical Technologies

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Top 20

U.S. mechanical engineering faculty research productivity

Academic Analytics, v.2021

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$12 million

New research awards

Fiscal 2021

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nearly 90%

Undergrads have jobs or job offers at graduation