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A model system of a fungal spore and the water droplets that disperse them

July 26, 2017

Fungal Spores Harness Physics to Launch Themselves

Evolution has shaped fungal spores to aim and power their launch with merging water droplets

April 11, 2016

Antibiotics Don't Promote Swapping of Resistance Genes

Researchers have shown that, outside of a few specific examples, antibiotics do not promote the spread of bacterial antibiotic resistance through genetic swapping, as previously assumed. While the overuse of antibiotics is undeniably at the heart of the growing global crisis, new research published [...]

April 11, 2016

Alumni Profile: Brian Fahey

Brian Fahey, Ph.D., received his degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2007. He is the founder and chief operating officer at Niveus Medical, a venture-backed medical device company, for which he raised four rounds of capital at increasing valuations while operating the company as a lean, capital-efficient start-up.

April 08, 2016

Lynch Wins Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award

Researchers at Duke University have received a grant to engineer microbes to make explosives. “Well, precursors to energetic materials,” explained Mike Lynch, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and chemistry at Duke. “These compounds are traditionally produced from petroleum sources, [...]

April 07, 2016

BioMetrix Takes Home ACC InVenture Prize

BioMetrix, a startup company co-founded by Duke undergraduate Ivonna Dumanyan, has won the inaugural ACC InVenture Prize. Held at Georgia Tech, the competition involved student teams from each of the 15 universities in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Modeled after the hit TV show "Shark Tank," the [...]

April 07, 2016

Getting the Graduate Experience in Silicon Valley

Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative and Law School are launching a summer program that takes graduate students to the world’s hub for technical innovation and enterprise. The new offering will immerse students in the world of technology [...]

April 06, 2016

Ugonna Ohiri Named 2016 Julian Abele Student of the Year

Ugonna Ohiri, a doctoral student in the laboratory of Nan Jokerst and Chris Dwyer and president of the Engineering Graduate Student Council, has been named this year’s Abele Student of the Year for the Pratt School of Engineering. The award will be presented on stage at the Julian Abele Awards [...]

April 05, 2016

Spring Break Research at 12,000 Feet

This spring break, Duke environmental engineering undergraduates working with professor Mike Bergin traveled nearly 4,000 miles to study air and water quality in Bolivia's high-altitude capital city of La Paz, where they partnered with local students for a once-in-a-lifetime fieldwork experience. [...]

April 04, 2016

Duke's Materials Science Sparks a Brighter Energy Future

Energy provides humanity with immeasurable benefits and promise, allowing people all over the world to maintain or improve their standard of living and build healthier and happier communities. Yet the production and use of energy also introduces a number of emerging threats, including climate [...]

March 30, 2016

Duke Robotics Gets an Arm and a Leg Up

There is a robot learning to be a nurse in the School of Nursing. And that’s not even the most interesting robotics project on Duke’s campus! Duke’s newly formed Robotics Group showed off a wide range of projects underway March 28, during the first annual Duke Robotics Student Symposium. More than [...]

March 29, 2016

Online International Collaboration Demonstrates Reliability of Quantum Simulations for Materials Design

Reproducibility does not come easily It's a corner stone of science: independent yet identical experiments should produce identical results. Only in this way can science identify ‘laws’, which lead to new insight and new technologies. However, several recent studies have pointed out that such [...]

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