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February 26, 2021

Writing New Recipes for High-Performance Materials

Duke materials scientists and engineers deploy AI and other digital tools to accelerate development of new materials to harvest energy, heal the body and more

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March 25, 2021

Soft Robotic Dragonfly Signals Environmental Disruptions

Electronics-free DraBot uses air pressure, microarchitectures and self-healing hydrogels to watch for changes in pH, temperature and oil

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March 24, 2021

With New ‘Empowerment Fund,’ Engineering Alumni Help Students Take the Next Step

Starting this semester, the WIN Empowerment Fund will help engineering students with financial need cover the incidental costs associated with securing academic and professional positions after graduation

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New Atlas | March 26, 2021

Robotic Dragonfly Skims Across Water to Detect Oil Spills and Acidity

Featuring Shyni Varghese

Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering | March 23, 2021

Understanding Failure

Featuring Henry Petroski

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NSF-funded training programs: AI for Materials Design and Biomolecular & Tissue Engineering

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Top 10

in U.S. mechanical engineering faculty research productivity —Academic Analytics (v.2020)

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$10 million

in new research awards, fiscal 2020

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of Duke MEMS students have jobs or job offers at graduation—2020 survey