Research News

DMREF awardees

September 09, 2019

DNA-Based Nanobots Earn Duke MEMS Its Fifth DMREF Award for Materials Science

Collaborative work on “Designing Materials that Revolutionize and Engineer our Future” now totals more than $7.5 million

Matthew Becker

September 05, 2019

Matthew Becker: Designing Functionalized, Degradable Biomaterials for Healing

An expert in organic polymer chemistry, Matthew Becker’s research is focused on developing bioactive polymers for regenerative medicine and drug delivery

David Mitzi

August 27, 2019

David Mitzi wins 2020 ACS National Award for Chemistry of Materials

Mitzi recognized for revolutionary materials science work in energy applications

Tony Jun Huang holds out a tiny prototype device while flanked by two graduate students

May 23, 2019

Huang Receives 2019 IEEE Technical Achievement Award

Award recognizes outstanding achievement, contribution and innovation in a technical area of biomedical engineering

Rows of fan blades in a turbine compressor

May 20, 2019

Guiding Vibration Simulations for Turbines

The Duke-led GUIde Consortium develops faster, more accurate simulations of turbine blade vibrations to help the industry engineer safer jet turbines with lower maintenance costs

Attendees at the 2019 Triangle Soft Matter Workshop

May 16, 2019

Triangle Soft Matter Workshop Continues to Grow

Annual workshop has helped establish the Triangle as a destination for soft matter research

titanium scaffold

May 08, 2019

Bespoke Bones

Ken Gall uses a patient's CT scans to customize a 3D-printed titanium implant

Michael Rubinstein

May 07, 2019

Rubinstein Wins 2019 Soft Matter and Biophysical Chemistry Award

Rubinstein’s research led to a paradigm shift in the understanding of the inner workings of the surface of the lungs

A group of mechanical engineering students gather at hydroelectric facility

May 07, 2019

Here’s How Seniors Do Energy

Mechanical engineers tackle projects with real impact

Various configurations of structures made of spherical nanoparticles floating in two differently colored layers of liquid

March 26, 2019

Layered Liquids Arrange Nanoparticles into Useful Configurations

A new “oil-and-vinegar” approach could prove useful to applications in optics, plasmonics, electronics and multi-stage chemical catalysis.