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May 01, 2024 | Duke Engineering

Major Soft Matter Conference Makes Its Way to North Carolina This Summer

The 8th International Soft Matter Conference (ISMC) will be held in the Raleigh Convention Center this summer, marking the first time in the conference’s history that it will be held in the Americas. Duke’s Soft Matter Day, the Triangle Soft Matter Workshop, and the Young Investigator Workshop round

April 11, 2024 | Duke Today

Nanoscale Movies Shed Light on One Barrier to a Clean Energy Future

Researchers at Duke have used nanoscale imaging to study how catalysts in electrolyzers, essential for producing clean hydrogen fuel, deteriorate due to corrosion. Their findings could lead to the development of renewable energy devices with significantly longer lifespans.

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February 29, 2024 | Duke Engineering

SMIF Continues Taking Materials Research to the Next Level

Duke’s Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility (SMIF) has fostered regional and national collaboration in materials research for over 25 years.

Graduate student Akash Singh working in a lab

February 19, 2024 | Duke Engineering

Curiosity Drives Grade School Dropout to Solar Materials Discovery

Akash Singh earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur. His current focus is on developing design rules to transform crystalline metal-halide perovskite semiconductors.

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January 03, 2024 | Duke Engineering

Computational Method Discovers Hundreds of New Ceramics for Extreme Environments

A new computational method unveils hundreds of new ceramic materials with a wide range of potentially industry-disrupting properties like electronics that could function in a lava bath

Brittany Smith of Duke University

November 08, 2023 | Duke Engineering

Graduate Student Brittany Smith Exemplifies the Work Being Done in Duke's Materials Research Society

The PhD candidate merges a passion for nature with sustainable sensor technology in electrical engineering while championing interdisciplinary mentorship

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September 25, 2023 | University of Colorado Boulder

Scientists Funded to Teach Computers How to Develop Solar Materials

David Mitzi joins a collaboration to accelerate the discovery of the structure-property relationships that underpin the hybrid organic inorganic structures of metal-halide perovskites

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August 31, 2023 | Duke Engineering

Growing Triple-Decker Hybrid Crystals for Lasers

Collaboration between Duke and Purdue explores the fabrication and optoelectric characterization of multilayered perovskites

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August 21, 2023 | Duke Engineering

Miaofang Chi: Visualizing Energy Materials at the Atomic Scale

New faculty member Miaofang Chi is a leading expert in the development of new methods for cryogenic scanning electron microscopy systems

Liang Feng of Duke University

July 21, 2023 | Duke Engineering

Liang Feng: Creating Porous Materials for Enhanced Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Sustainable Energy Solutions

New faculty member Liang Feng is engineering platforms to store gasses for climate and energy applications such as capturing carbon or fueling vehicles

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July 21, 2023 | Duke Engineering

Scouring Nature for the Building Blocks of Biomedical Condensates

Cross-campus collaboration seeks to discover naturally occurring biological condensates, like drops of oil forming in water, to engineer new therapeutics

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July 19, 2023 | Duke Engineering

Unlocking the Future Potential of Living Materials

Researchers across campus aim to harness bacteria to engineer adaptive living materials

July 11, 2023 | Duke Engineering

Sticky, Slippery, Water Repellent Channels Form Maze-Like, Gravity-Powered Biomedical Devices

Simple, off-the-shelf, low-cost approach to point-of-care biomedical devices offers advantages over existing platforms

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June 06, 2023 | Duke Engineering

The Problems With Coal Ash Start Smaller Than Anyone Thought

How well toxic elements leach out of coal ash depends on the ash’s nanoscale composition

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May 22, 2023 | Duke Health

Biologic Used by Athletes Could Also Ease Nerve Pain from Chemo, Diabetes

Autologous conditioned serum (ACS) -- a biologic therapy that famous athletes swear by to treat arthritis and sports injuries -- also shows benefit for the kind of neurological pain caused by chemotherapy or diabetes