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Graph of most common nanocomposites in NanoMine database Featured

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

A dragonfly-shaped robot lit up in neon colors on a black background

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

Lots of students on multiple levels of a building at a career fair

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

Artist rendition of a pile of eight-sided structures with red dots at their corners

March 15, 2021

Twisting, Flexible Crystals Key to Solar Energy Production

Researchers show how shapes and movements of halide perovskites create desirable renewable energy properties

A maze of red and blue lines interwoven together

February 24, 2021

Strengthened by Chaos, New Super-Hard Materials Will Stir Steel Together

Department of Defense project will create AI-materials tools to design recipes for a new class of materials tailored to super-hard, high-temperature applications

Ravi Bellamkonda, left, and Jeff Glass

February 16, 2021

Bellamkonda Named Provost at Emory; Glass to Serve as Interim Dean

Ravi Bellamkonda, the dean of the Pratt School of Engineering since 2016, will depart Duke in June to serve as the provost and executive vice president at Emory

Mark Walters, director of Duke's Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility, presents via Zoom.

February 16, 2021

Why Virtual Conferences Are Here to Stay

As Duke community members gain experience with virtual conferences, learn why they feel they’re here to stay

Ricky Hollenbach competing at the World Taekwon-Do Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2018.

February 15, 2021

Breaking Boards and Smashing Goals: How Taekwon-Do Enhanced My Professional Journey

Learning this martial art have taught Ricky Hollenbach about goal setting, discipline, and more that he applies to earning a PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Laurie Aman is a paraplegic woman and Sadie Obana was born with one hand

February 08, 2021

Adaptive Design Takes Off on Runway of Dreams

Engineering meets innovation and accessibility in virtual adaptive fashion show featuring people with disabilities

Three students in three separate images standing on construction sites

January 21, 2021

Construction Transforms Campus—and Students

Three Duke Engineering undergraduates gained real-world engineering experience—and helped make the Wilkinson Building a reality—as interns with the Skanska construction team

A series of images showing first a single cell and then more and more complex arrangements of cells

January 20, 2021

The Physics Behind Tumor Growth

New theory uses physics to predict the growth stages of cancerous tumors

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