News Archive for MEMS - materials science and mechanics

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February 03, 2017

For This Metal, Electricity Flows, But Not the Heat

There's a known rule-breaker among materials, and a new discovery by an international team of scientists adds more evidence to back up the metal's nonconformist reputation. According to a study led by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), the [...]

acoustic whirlpool device

January 26, 2017

Sound Waves Create Whirlpools to Round Up Tiny Signs of Disease

New technique could form the basis of a small, inexpensive point-of-care device for early disease diagnosis

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

November 03, 2016

Golf Mantra ‘Grip It and Rip It’ Extends to New Club Designs

Duke materials scientist rethinks the future of golf clubs with the industry’s newest player

August 23, 2016

Hacking into a Bionic Ear

Engineering student Vinay Nagaraj uses his experience hacking cochlear implants to land an internship designing wearables to improve children’s language skills.

August 01, 2016

Crystallization Frustration Predicts Metallic Glass Formation

Researchers have discovered a way to predict which alloys will form metallic glasses. The research could pave the way for new strong, conductive materials.

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.

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 [...]

March 25, 2016

Curtarolo Wins Humboldt Foundation’s Bessel Research Prize

Stefano Curtarolo, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and director of the Center for Materials Genomics at Duke, has been named one of this year’s recipients of the Bessel Prize given by the Humboldt Foundation. The Bessel Prize is given to roughly 20 researchers each year [...]

March 04, 2016

Mitzi Named Inaugural Simon Professor

Materials scientist David Mitzi has been named the Simon Family Professor of Engineering at Duke University. Support for the new professorship comes from Susie Simon in honor of her late husband J. Stephen Simon (E’65), who was chair of the Board of Visitors for the Pratt School of Engineering and [...]

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