Research News

A black star-shaped crystal

April 13, 2020

New Handle for Controlling Electromagnetic Properties Could Enable Spintronic Computing

The magnetic transition of troilite causes instabilities in the “space metal’s” structure that transforms it from a conductor to an insulator

Ken Hall next to the NAE emblem

February 10, 2020

Hall Elected a Member of the National Academy of Engineering

Duke mechanical engineering professor recognized for three decades of contributions to aerodynamics and aeromechanics

magnetic tweezers setup

January 15, 2020

Exploring Tiny Forces with Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy

Stretching molecules and pulling them apart reveals volumes about the way they function

Tony Huang, Ravi Bellamkonda and Ashutosh Chilkoti

November 26, 2019

Three Duke Engineers Named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Ravi Bellamkonda, Ashutosh Chilkoti and Tony Huang are among seven Duke faculty to join AAAS

A circular crack in a pane of glass with different angles and measurements superimposed

November 05, 2019

Physics of Windshield-Cracking Raindrops Could Demolish Kidney Stones

New models of a phenomenon first seen in the circular cracking of supersonic jet windshields flying through rain could point to better approaches of pulverizing kidney stones

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