News Archive for MEMS - biomechanics and biomaterials

A schematic of how TdT builds precise single strands of DNA

May 16, 2017

Oddball Enzyme Provides Easy Path to Synthetic Biomaterials

New recipe uses overlooked DNA builder to simplify production of synthetic biomaterials

January 12, 2017

Developing New Strategies for Cancer Drug Delivery, in Denmark and at Duke

In his role as an internationally prominent Niels Bohr Professor, Duke’s David Needham has established the Center for Single Particle Science and Engineering at Southern Denmark University (SDU) in Odense, Denmark. Four years after its launch, the center is making great progress towards its goal of [...]

November 18, 2016

Shyni Varghese: Making Miniature Models of Muscles, Bones and Tumors

New faculty member Shyni Varghese brings tissue-on-a-chip and bone-healing technologies to Duke this summer

November 17, 2016

Gaurav Arya: Modeling Soft Matter with Hard Calculations

New faculty member Gaurav Arya develops molecular models of soft-matter to advance fields from energy to health care

August 08, 2016

Slowly Pulling Proteins Apart Reveals Unexpected Path to Stability

By slowly pulling apart a protein called Protein S, researchers have discovered a previously unknown stable conformation made possible by a little help from its best friend.

July 13, 2016

Duke Robotics in Action

Come along for a brief tour through just a few of the current projects being pursued by the up-and-coming Duke Robotics group.

April 28, 2016

Tony Jun Huang: Developing Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies to Improve Health Care

New faculty member Tony Jun Huang brings a wide array of microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip technologies to Duke’s proven pipeline for developing biomedical devices.

December 07, 2015

Catching Cellular Impacts of Bubbles and Jets

Duke researchers have devised a way to take an in-depth look at a poorly understood phenomenon that commonly occurs in medical procedures using therapeutic ultrasound, such as shattering kidney stones, delivering drugs to cells, and, most recently, breaking the blood-brain barrier. When ultrasonic [...]

October 22, 2015

Olivier Delaire: Designing Thermoelectric Materials One Atom at a Time

Olivier Delaire, a scientist probing the atomic phenomena underlying the physical characteristics of materials, will join Duke University’s faculty in January 2016. After seven years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Tennessee-based research campus of the U.S. Department of Energy, [...]

April 24, 2015

Ken Gall Named Chair of Duke’s MEMS Department

Watch video of Ken Gall's New Faculty Lecture Ken Gall has been named chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. An interdisciplinary scientist whose work focuses on developing and understanding advanced materials [...]

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