The Fitzpatrick Center at Duke Engineering

November 19, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Twenty Graduate Students Earn External Fellowships

Highly competitive national awards will help 20 new and returning Duke Engineering graduate students conduct research on campus

A series of two red blocks, with each step in the series having something different done to one of them

November 19, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Predicting Forces between Oddly Shaped Nanoparticles

Simplified model of van der Waals forces will allow previously impossible simulations of how faceted nanoparticles self-assemble into larger structures

Charles Gersbach, David Mitzi, David Smith, Mark Wiesner

November 18, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Four Duke Engineers Recognized as Most Cited

Four Duke Engineers are included in the most highly-cited list this year. Their scholarly publications are viewed as important and influential by their peers.

A firefighter facing in the Ferguson wildfire

November 17, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Cooling Fabrics Fight Climate Change, As Well As Sweat

Duke engineers are developing comfortable textiles that reduce demand for air conditioning

The image shows regenerated hair follicles at the center of a wound. The hair follicles appear as tear drop structures, and they have Keratin 5 positive tips, which appear in green.

November 09, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Wound-Healing Biomaterials Activate Immune System for Stronger Skin

New hydrogel triggers adaptive immune system, leading to improved tissue repair

Geometric drawings of green diamond-shaped molecules with twisted strings of connections between them

October 13, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Chiral Ingredients Split Electron Spins in Hybrid Semiconductors

Adding left- or right-handed organic molecules to hybrid perovskite semiconductors may offer a path toward spintronic computing

Tatiana Segura

October 08, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Segura Receives the Acta Silver Medal Award

Tatiana Segura was recognized for her pioneering work to use biomaterials to jump-start the body’s innate healing abilities

View of Hudson Hall, the home of the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Duke, as seen through a walkway arch of the nearby Fitzpatrick Center.

October 06, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Duke Names Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science Department for Benefactor Thomas Lord

MEMS department and chair position named to recognize long-term contributions of former LORD Corporation chair Thomas Lord and president Donald Alstadt

artificial intelligence stock image with brain and computer circuits

September 21, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Filling an AI and Materials Science Training Gap

Duke University awarded $3 million to develop a graduate training program at the nexus of artificial intelligence and materials science

three successive graphs of yellow and blue where yellow gradually gives way to mostly blue

September 04, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

‘Floppy’ Atomic Dynamics Help Turn Heat into Electricity

‘Cold neutrons’ uncover atomic dynamics that give thermoelectric materials low-heat conductivity

plastic tubes in the shape of a Y being held in a tray by gloved hands

September 03, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Sophisticated Modeling Boosts Split Ventilators to Emergency FDA Review

Duke engineers and clinicians devise a system for ensuring patients receive just the right amount of air

Man stands cross-armed in front of a window with a stone chapel behind

August 26, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Work Better in Tethered Combination Therapy

Slow-release molecule featuring two complementary type 2 diabetes drugs controls blood sugar levels while promoting weight loss in mice for one week following a single injection

RTNN logo

August 24, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Nanotechnology Network Meets National and Research Triangle Research and Educational Needs

Renewal grant ties Duke together with Triangle universities to help researchers, businesses and educators pursue nanotechnology innovation

Xiaoyue Ni

August 18, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Xiaoyue Ni: Designing Smart Materials and Wearable Technologies to Improve Health

New faculty member Xiaoyue Ni develops programmable materials and wearable electronic devices to advance precision medicine and health monitoring in the digital age


August 09, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Duke Materials Initiative Expands to Include Sustainable Materials Research

DMI adds Civil & Environmental Engineering and Environmental Toxicology faculty who research environmental impacts of materials