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 Engineering

Flexing Crystalline Structures Provide Path to a Solid Energy Future

Machine learning approach opens insights into an entire class of materials being pursued for solid-state batteries

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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

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May 15, 2023 | Duke Engineering

Sparking Imaginative Discussions to Fight Climate Change with Materials Science

The inaugural Duke Materials Initiative Symposium on Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change set a high bar for the new event series

May 05, 2023 | Duke Today

Twelve Research Teams Launching Projects to Advance Duke Climate Commitment Priorities

Duke Climate Research Innovation Seed Program (CRISP) will fund 12 teams of Duke University scholars that include nine Duke engineers, to accelerate research on sustainable, equitable solutions to climate change and its effects

April 06, 2023 | Duke Engineering

Fully Recyclable Printed Electronics Ditch Toxic Chemicals for Water

First-of-its-kind demonstration suggests a more environmentally friendly future for the electronics industry is possible

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March 07, 2023 | University of Nottingham

Brain Tumour Discovery Paves Way for New Drug Treatments

MEMS prof David Needham and colleagues are working to confirm that some brain tumors feature high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors, which could inform therapeutics

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March 07, 2023 | Duke Engineering

Putting the SE Back in Silicon Electronics

Researchers gathered at Duke to answer the CHIPS and Science Act’s call to reinvigorate the nation’s silicon-related research and manufacturing abilities

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February 23, 2023 | Duke Engineering

Measuring the Lightest Touch Your Body Responds To

Duke engineers and neuroscientists put four touch-sensitive, electrically responsive proteins to the test

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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

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.

October 20, 2022 | Duke Engineering

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

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