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May 17, 2022 | Duke Today

Former Trustee Chair Peter Nicholas Dies

A Duke alumnus who was the co-founder of Boston Scientific Corporation, Nicholas is remembered for his Duke leadership and philanthropy. The Nicholas family gave the naming gift for the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

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May 13, 2022 | Duke Nicholas Institute

Duke Engineers Win Grants to Address Climate Change

Mark Borsuk, Po-Chun Hsu and Volker Blum are among faculty in the first round to win university-wide collaboration grants from the Duke Nicholas Institute to address climate change

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May 13, 2022 | Duke Nicholas Institute News

Hsu, Blum and Patiño-Echeverri Win University-Wide Collaboration Grant on Climate Change

Po-Chun Hsu, Volker Blum and Dalia Patino-Echeverri are one of eight faculty teams winning grants to address climate change and will use it to help advance a new paradigm for engineering sustainable buildings

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May 04, 2022 | Duke Engineering News

Becca Lau: Pandemic Pivot Enables Materials Science for Future Nanomaterials

When the global pandemic forced then-sophomore Becca Lau home from studying abroad, little did she know that this initially disappointing pivot to remote learning would open an entirely new side of engineering research to her and a bright new pathway to a PhD program.

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April 28, 2022 | Duke Research & Innovation

Quantum Magnets

Duke physicist Sarah Haravifard and her team have uncovered new types of quantum magnets, constructed by aligning electron spins in sophisticated patterns, which can be used for future applications in data storage and spintronics.

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April 19, 2022 | Duke Engineering News

K-12 Outreach: Let There Be LITE

The Light, Infrared and Thermal Energy workshop by Po-Chun Hsu’s lab group engaged local high school students in optics, photonics and materials science

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April 11, 2022 | Duke Today

Mohamed Noor Named Interim Dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Mohamed Noor, dean of natural sciences since 2018 and professor of biology, will become Interim Dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences when Valerie Ashby departs this summer

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April 05, 2022 | Duke Today

Trinity College Dean Valerie Ashby Named President of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County

"Since its inception, Valerie Ashby has been an enthusiastic and generous supporter of Duke’s Materials Initiative. The materials science and engineering community at Duke will miss her insights and sage advice," said Stefan Zauscher, director of DMI.

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April 01, 2022 | Duke Engineering News

Merging Policy and Technology for a Resilient Water System

New CEE faculty member Andrew Jones III is pursuing ways to remove tough biofilms and bring water equity to communities

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March 21, 2022 | Materials Today

Model Predicts New Dimension for Metal Oxides

An international research team including Stefano Curtarolo has used his AFLOW database to predict which compounds are best candidates for experimental research among a new class of 2D materials which are of great interest for areas such as nanoelectronics.

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March 17, 2022 | Giving to Duke

Duke Scientists Receive $1 Million from Keck Foundation to Develop Nature-Inspired, Super-Efficient Catalysts

A $1 million award from the W. M. Keck Foundation will help a Duke University research team take a crucial step towards replicating and improving upon one of the energy conversion processes that happens inside cells and potentially leading to impacts on solar energy systems

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March 17, 2022 | WRAL Techwire

Faculty-Founded Startup restor3d Raises $14M From 147 investors

The medical device company, which is commercializing technology developed by Duke MEMS's Ken Gall, made the disclosure in an SEC filing

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March 14, 2022 | Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Spotlighting Innovative Duke Scholars for #InternationalWomensDay 2022

Duke University celebrates some of the many women scholars who are changing the world with innovations for a more sustainable future

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March 04, 2022 | Duke OTC

Bridgestone Invests in Duke Faculty-Founded Tyrata

Tyrata licensed tire sensor technology developed by Duke ECE's Aaron Franklin

Tatiana Segura of Duke University

March 04, 2022 | Duke Science & Technology

Tatiana Segura: A Stroke Healing Gel

The efforts of Segura's Duke BME lab are leading to transformative outcomes for stroke, brain damage, bone malformation, and more.

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