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device peels mucous off a surface to measure adhesive strength

November 12, 2018

The Long Overdue Science of Phlegm

Researchers show why coughing can’t force mucus free from airways to help people battle cystic fibrosis and chronic bronchitis, and how new treatments could alter mucus to make coughing more therapeutic.

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November 01, 2018

Atomic Path from Insulator to Metal Messier than Thought

Utrafast view of atomic motions in vanadium dioxide lays groundwork for advances in computer hardware

Users in the characterization labs at SMiF

November 01, 2018

Separating Materials Science from Fiction

“Materials Science of Science Fiction” course premieres in Spring 2019

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October 18, 2018

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's...a Chocolate Drone!

Duke students conspired to deliver a sweet gift to a classmate on her birthday

October 18, 2018

Duke Engineering Buoys Banner Year for Duke Entrepreneurial Efforts

Record-setting year includes 32 issued patents, 11 licensing agreements and five new start-up companies from engineering faculty

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October 08, 2018

Supercomputer Predicts Optical and Thermal Properties of Complex Hybrid Materials

Computational models of layered hybrid perovskites open new material design space for light-based applications such as LEDs and water purification

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October 08, 2018

Copper Ions Flow Like Liquid through the Frozen Atomic Network of a Crystal

Atomic insights into superionic crystals could lead to safer, more efficient rechargeable batteries

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September 26, 2018

Exploring the Mechanics of Gene Expression

New NSF grant links four Duke engineers to explore how mechanical changes to genetic material affects gene expression, cancer development

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September 24, 2018

Enhancing Research Innovation and Impact through a 'Faculty Springboard'

Two-year pilot program to support newly tenured faculty pursuing high-risk, high-reward pathbreaking research ventures

The Pratt School of Engineer has launched a new suite of communication courses, coaching services and workshops for all Duke Engineering graduate students, domestic and international—the Duke Engineering Graduate Communications Center at Pratt.

September 17, 2018

New Engineering Graduate Communications Center Offers Courses and Coaching

Offerings range from mastering conversation to effective writing to giving a research presentation

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September 10, 2018

Fifteen Earn National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships

Highly competitive national awards will help 14 new and returning Duke Engineering graduate students conduct research on campus

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