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A team in EGR 190 gathers poolside with its submersible robot

December 07, 2018

EGR 190: Mission Impossible?

Second-year mechanical engineering students learn to overcome intractable challenges

four robots on a floor in a grid

December 04, 2018

Drones Collaboratively Explore Scenarios with Limited Communications

Researchers develop algorithms for teams of drones to collaboratively explore new terrain while falling in and out of communication with one another

Shomik Verma

December 03, 2018

Verma Wins 2019 Marshall Scholarship

With an education steeped in novel solutions for solar energy production, Shomik Verma is the fifth Duke engineer to win the prestigious scholarship, and the first since 2011

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November 28, 2018

Seven Duke Engineers Named to 2018 Highly Cited Researchers List

Duke Engineering can claim seven of its faculty members as the most influential researchers in the world

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November 26, 2018

Disordered Materials Could Be Hardest, Most Heat-Tolerant Ever

Computational simulations predict new class of carbides that could disrupt industries from machinery to aerospace

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

Chocolate Drone

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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