Research News

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

atomic block

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

simulation screen shot

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

molecular diagram illustration

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

artistic drawing of atomic structure

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

Po-Chun Hsu

September 07, 2018

Po-Chun Hsu: Engineering Nanostructured Materials to Keep You Cool

New faculty member Po-Chun Hsu designs materials at the nanoscale tailored to transmit, block and absorb thermal radiation

From Left to Right - Volker Blum, David Mitzi, Adrienne Stiff-Roberts

August 21, 2018

Duke Engineers Join National Center on Emerging Energy Materials

Three Duke faculty members will work to develop new hybrid organic-inorganic semiconductors for novel energy applications

device for separating cancer cells from biological fluids next to a penny

July 03, 2018

Sound Waves Could Provide 'Liquid Biopsies'

Acoustic microfluidic platform gently and quickly separates circulating tumor cells from blood samples

Michael Rubinstein

March 19, 2018

Rubinstein Named 2018 Bingham Medalist of the Society of Rheology

Michael Rubinstein recognized for advancing fundamental understanding of complex fluid flows

Rico Friedrich

February 27, 2018

Rico Friedrich Receives Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship

Prestigious German award will support work in computing the formation of new semiconductor and insulator materials

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