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January 30, 2023

Video: Intro to Duke's Gradute Degree Programs in MatSci

Our graduate students learn materials design and engineering from Duke's world-class, multidisciplinary faculty

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December 20, 2022 | Duke Engineering News

DMI Planning Retreat Peers into the Future of Materials Science

Students and faculty from every corner of campus gather to discuss the future of materials science research at Duke

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October 28, 2022 | Duke Office of Postdoctoral Services

Chilkoti Wins Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award

Ashutosh Chilkoti won Duke's 2022 Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award after receiving a number of heartfelt nominations from trainees testifying to his support and encouragement.

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October 20, 2022 | Duke Engineering News

Gel-Like, Radioactive Implant Obliterates Pancreatic Cancer in Mice

Combination of internal radiation and chemotherapy dissolves tumors in 80 percent of mice across multiple models

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October 11, 2022 | Duke Engineering News

Heat-Proof Chaotic Carbides Could Revolutionize Aerospace Technology

Super-hard, high-temperature, “high-entropy” carbides demonstrate plasmonic properties useful for a wide range of aerospace applications

Patrick Charbonneau

September 27, 2022 | Duke Research & Innovation

Managing and Sharing Data in the Natural Sciences: An Interview with Duke's Patrick Charbonneau

To facilitate data sharing, the chemist deposits data sets in Duke Libraries' Research Data Repository when he publishes a paper.

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September 21, 2022 | Duke Engineering News

Artificial Soft Surface Autonomously Mimics Shapes From Nature

Soft surface adapts and reshapes itself to match a wide array of objects and motions

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September 13, 2022 | Duke Engineering News

Nanorattles Shake Up New Possibilities for Disease Detection

New nanoparticle shape can greatly enhance signals from multiple separate biomarkers at once, accurately detecting head and neck cancers without biopsies to improve global health

Adrienne Stiff-Roberts. Photo by Jared Lazarus.

September 13, 2022 | Duke Today

Adrienne Stiff-Roberts Named Presidential Fellow for 2022-23 Academic Year

The Jeffrey N. Vinik Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Duke will participate in strategic and operational discussions across the university

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August 15, 2022 | Duke Today

Stiff, Achy Knees? Lab-Made Cartilage Gel Outperforms the Real Thing

Duke researchers have developed a gel-based cartilage substitute to relieve achy knees that’s even stronger and more durable than the real thing

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August 10, 2022 | Duke Engineering News

Duke-led Center Seeks to Examine and Engineer the Microbial Communities of Indoor Spaces

New $26 million center will work to understand and engineer the microbiomes in our homes, workspaces and other built environments

Alternate design for an emerging field-effect transistor made with nanomaterials.

August 02, 2022 | US National Institute of Standards & Technology

Duke ECE's Aaron Franklin Co-leads National Group on Field-Effect Transistors

The panel will suggest guidelines for assessing the performance of this emerging nanotechnology

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July 15, 2022 | Duke Engineering News

Watching Primordial Neural Cells Grow in 3D Scaffolds to Heal Brain Injury

Tracking how neural progenitor cells respond to biochemical signals while moving and growing through a biocompatible jungle gym could help develop brain-healing biogels

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July 06, 2022 | Duke Engineering News

Upside-Down Design Expands Wide-Spectrum Super-Camera Abilities

New design for plasmonic metasurfaces increases their frequency range while protecting them from the elements

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June 15, 2022 | Duke Science and Technology

Smooth as Glass

Patrick Charbonneau, professor of chemistry and physics, is using complex computer simulations to unlock the hidden secrets of science—in glass.

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