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November 16, 2021

Six Duke Materials Scientists Named to Global Highly Cited List

Annual Clarivate Analytics list includes 38 Duke researchers

November 10, 2021 | Duke Nicholas School of the Environment

New Tests Track Sources of Lead Contamination in Urban Soils and Assess Its Risks

By distinguishing between lead from modern sources and lead from pre-1970s vehicle exhaust fumes and leaded paint, the new test may be especially useful for assessing the hidden risks of legacy contamination

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November 08, 2021 | Neuroscience News

Flame Retardants Cause Brain Changes in Mice of Offspring

Female mice exposed to PBDEs, a type of flame-retardant found on everyday household items, pass on the chemicals to their developing offspring, which can cause alterations in social memories and behaviors reminiscent of human compulsive behaviors associated with autism

November 03, 2021 | American Physical Society

A Less Invasive Approach to Rheology Measurements

Duke University researchers have demonstrated a method of probing a soft material’s properties that could allow them to capture those properties more accurately and for smaller systems than current methods

October 28, 2021 | Duke Engineering

Smart Material Switches Between Heating and Cooling in Minutes

Deployed on roofs or facades, passive technology could greatly reduce HVAC energy consumption in buildings

October 22, 2021 | Duke MEDx

iMED Brings Engineering Innovation to Medicine Through the Power of Graduate Students

Andreas Seas, Jay Rathinavelu and Justin Chan are three medical students driving the rebranding of the MEDx-sponsored interest group, iMED (Innovative Medicine), formerly known as the Medicine and Engineering Interest Group

October 20, 2021 | Duke Engineering

Duke Soft Matter Symposium Attracts Worldwide Audience

Duke Materials Initiative’s milestone event on polymer networks engages 300+ attendees from 16 nations

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October 13, 2021

Charbonneau Named Fellow of APS

Duke Professor of Chemistry and Physics Patrick Charbonneau honored by the American Physics Society for contributions to understanding glassy materials

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October 12, 2021 | MSN News

Quebec Physicist Linked to Nobel-Winning Research Urges Canada to 'Value Science'

Duke Chemistry Professor Patrick Charbonneau has worked closely with Giorgio Parisi, co-winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Physics

October 11, 2021 | Duke Engineering

Cell-Filled Pouch Creates Temporary “Chimeras” to Treat Disease

Device protects human liver cells producing critical biomolecules for six months in mice

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October 05, 2021 | Duke Engineering

Smuggling Light Through Opaque Materials

Newly proven physics opens chalcogenide glasses to applications at visible and ultraviolet wavelengths

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September 17, 2021 | Duke Engineering

Antimicrobial Coating for Orthopedic Implants Prevents Dangerous Infections

Customizable to individual patients and requiring less than 10 minutes to prepare and use, new surgical implant coating prevented 100% of infections in mice

September 15, 2021 | Duke Engineering

Duke Engineering Lab Offers Public School Science Teachers Nanotechnology Experience

Stefan Zauscher’s lab provides hands-on summer research experiences for two public school science teachers, reaping benefits in the process

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September 15, 2021 | Duke Engineering

Engineering for Impact: Meet Duke Engineering’s Next Dean

Jerome Lynch shares his perspectives on Duke Engineering, initial priorities as dean, and vision for the transformative role engineers can play in society

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September 02, 2021 | Duke Engineering

Jerome Lynch Named New Dean of Pratt School of Engineering

University of Michigan chair is nationally known for developing smart technologies to improve civil infrastructure systems

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