Graph of most common nanocomposites in NanoMine database

February 26, 2021 | Duke Engineering News

Writing New Recipes for High-Performance Materials

Duke materials scientists and engineers deploy AI and other digital tools to accelerate development of new materials to harvest energy, heal the body and more

A maze of red and blue lines interwoven together

February 24, 2021 | Duke Engineering News

Strengthened by Chaos, New Super-Hard Materials Will Stir Steel Together

Department of Defense project will create AI-materials tools to design recipes for a new class of materials tailored to super-hard, high-temperature applications

Adrienne Stiff-Roberts

February 18, 2021 | Duke Engineering News

The Intersection of Electrical Engineering and Materials Design

In this Q&A, professor Adrienne Stiff-Roberts explains how electrical engineering and materials research intersect, and talks about the multidisciplinary approach that makes Duke special

Mark Walters, director of Duke's Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility, presents via Zoom.

February 16, 2021 | Duke Engineering News

Why Virtual Conferences Are Here to Stay

As Duke community members gain experience with virtual conferences, learn why they feel they’re here to stay

Tatiana Segura, post-injury cells in a wound

February 11, 2021 | Duke Today

Duke Celebrates Women and Girls in Science Day

DMI faculty among those celebrated as Duke's path-breaking women scientists

20 silver nanocubes sit on top of a square with many differently colored layers

February 09, 2021 | Duke Engineering News

Capturing Free-Space Optical Light for High-Speed WiFi

Plasmonic speed enhancements previously constrained to nanoscale phenomena are replicated on macroscopic devices

Xiaochen Du, Duke University undergraduate

February 09, 2021 | Duke Today

Faculty Scholar Awardee Wants to Fight Climate Change with Materials Science

Xiaochen Du, who has worked with DMI faculty members Volker Blum and David Beratan, is interested in accelerating materials discovery to fight climate change

phone with shattered screen

February 04, 2021 | Duke Engineering News

Re-Engineering the Consumer Product Life Cycle

Duke civil and environmental engineers are working to make raw materials more sustainable and reimagining how we deal with harmful waste

A man in a lab holding a plastic tube

January 11, 2021 | Duke Engineering News

Post-Surgical Patch Releases Non-Opioid Painkiller Directly to the Wound

New polymer promises localized pain control for critical first four days

Christine Payne with laser

January 05, 2021 | Duke Engineering News

Payne Named Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

MEMS Associate Professor Christine Payne recognized for outstanding contributions to chemistry with research on interaction between materials and cells

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December 16, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

2020 Triangle Hard Matter Workshop Was a Resounding Success

Milestone inaugural event for Duke Materials Initiative features top speakers and 300+ attendees

David Beratan

December 16, 2020 | Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics

Using Quantum Rules to Move Chemistry into Uncharted Territory

Center for Synthesizing Quantum Coherence uses ultra-fast lasers to design and control chemical reactions at the quantum level before thermal effects take over

The inside of a tunnel lined by pink bulbs and scattered with green and blue cells

December 03, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Gut Microbiome Snapshot Could Reveal Chemical Exposures in Children

Study of how semi-volatile organic compounds affect bacteria and fungi reveals new relationships and bacteria used for bioremediation in children's guts

Dual-mode heating and cooling device prototype for solar building climate control

December 02, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Nanomaterials Enable Passive Dual-Mode Heating and Cooling Device

Dual-mode device to heat and cool buildings could cut HVAC energy use by nearly 20% in the U.S.

MEMS Chair Cate Brinson

November 25, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Brinson Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

MEMS Chair Cate Brinson is among six Duke faculty named AAAS Fellows